Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Blood Red Road (Dustlands #1)" by Moira Young

Blood Red Road (Dustlands, #1)The first thing you will notice about this book is the writing style of Moira Young.  She writes the book from the point of view of the main female character Saba. The slangy dialect that she uses suits the story perfectly.  You will be absorbed into the story from the first word and you won't want to put it down until the last. It's one of those great books that you will have to force yourself to slow down and enjoy. Remember you only get that magical "first" reading experience once.

The world that Moira Young creates is so rich and multi-dimensional that it will leap off the page right into your imagination in vivid colour. Her wonderful characters are multi-layered and real. I love that Saba is flawed, and not always a nice person. She loves and looks up to her twin brother Lugh, but hates her pesky little sister Emmi. The developing dynamics between the three siblings make the story that much more interesting.

As she journeys away from her home for the first time to rescue Lugh, Saba is kidnapped and forced to become a cage fighter. She meets good looking  Jack, another cage fighter, and is instantly drawn to him.  He is cocky and arrogant and keeps Saba off kilter with his sharp tongue. Their spicy relationship adds the perfect amount of romance.

This is an epic adventure story that will wrap around your heart and have you cheering for more.
5 MEGA STARS *****

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)  

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