Blood Red Road Review

Title: Blood Red Road
Author: Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Genre: Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Blurb:(from goodreads) Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba's unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. 

Me: A world of sand, dirt, and fights to the death. That is the world Saba lives in. Everything's fine as long as she has her twin brother Lugh. Then when strange men kill her father and capture her brother, she is launched into a world where she must use her stubbornness and determination. 

The Ups: Maybe everything? This book was just gorgeous. It was such a interesting way of looking at the future world. Not a bunch of weirdo technology and laser guns along with everyone fighting each other, but more of a plain world with new crowd-gathering sports and strange creatures. I loved the strong bond that developed between Saba and Emmi, and the tense almost-romance between Saba and Jack. The Free Hawks are probably my favorite gang of characters ever; a bunch of no-nonsense girls who have a lot of strength and power. Just this world sucked me in and I absolutely loved the ride.

The Downs: The only thing I think that really annoyed me was the bond between Lugh and Saba or more like the way she almost worshiped him. It just didn't seem very realistic between siblings. Also the dialect(?) in which the book was written took some getting used to but once you got familiar with it it was perfect!

Rating:   5 kisses out of 5!

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