Monday, 4 June 2012

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

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 a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

  " Red hot, pumps into me."  As Saba, likes to describe her adrenaline rush. That, often how I felt, whenever I read Saba's story. A full blown action pack story that will leave you, on the edge of your seat, wanting more! With cage fighting, giant sand worm combats and lots more!
     Don't know about you all, but you shouldn't be thrown off because of the unique writing style of Ms. Moira Young, because trust me, you'll miss out a lot if you don't give this book a chance!
My first thoughts, cool cover, seems like, a book about a girl who is desperately trying to survive on the desert.  But, I do admit that I love the new cover more! Wish its the one I bought instead of this cover, but this book cover relates to the story of Saba a lot, her life and struggles at the desert.
The characters, first off is Saba, a girl who believes she is nothing without her twin brother Lugh, but as she journeys, to rescue Lugh, she slowly finds herself, not wanting to be defeated, making her a strong survivor and earning the right to be named as "Angel of Death."  Jack, a daredevil and a thief, cunning and sneaky, but has the heart to understand things and appreciate them for their worth. He melted the heart of Saba, making her change the outlook she has about herself and to those that surrounds her. He still mysterious but I'm sure we will get to know him on the next book. Emmi, Saba's little sister, the one whom Saba used to detest. Small as she is, she is very observant to her surroundings and just as stubborn as Saba is.  The Free Hawks, a gang of girl revolutionaries, leaded by Meav, strong willed and wise. Ash and Epona, this two girls are Free Hawks as well, whom aided Saba on rescuing Lugh. Both strong as fighters. Ike, Jack's friend. A huge man with a golden heart. He took a boy named Tommo and took him as his son.
What I love about this book is the unique writing! I admit it took time to get used to it, but once you do, you won't even noticed the missing quotations for the speech or the spellings, like "fer" "yer" "nughtin" and so forth.... The unique style of writing added a charm onto it. Because once I'm used to it, I'm starting to read it out load to try Saba's weird accent! And it was so fun! You should try it! xD
The pacing is awesome! It will keep you on the edge of your seat anticipating for the next event to happened!
The writing, like a said very unique and its a fun read if you try reading the book out load! Saba's accent, is a one, that is hard to forget!
5/5 stars! Action pack that will keep you wanting more! This book will surely be on your top five!


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