Dec 15, 2019
Blood Red Road
Posted by Moira Young

This fast paced YA debut novel has it all smart, savvy characters making their way through an eerily dystopian society, with all the requisite action, adventure and romance characteristic of the genre vividly and at times, chillingly, portrayed In a wild and lawless future, where life is cheap and survival is hard, eighteen year old Saba lives with her father, her twin bThis fast paced YA debut novel has it all smart, savvy characters making their way through an eerily dystopian society, with all the requisite action, adventure and romance characteristic of the genre vividly and at times, chillingly, portrayed In a wild and lawless future, where life is cheap and survival is hard, eighteen year old Saba lives with her father, her twin brother Lugh, her young sister Emmi and her pet crow Nero Theirs is a hard and lonely life The family resides in a secluded shed, their nearest neighbour living many miles away and the lake, their only source of water and main provider of food, gradually dying from the lack of rain But Saba s father refuses to leave the place where he buried his beloved wife, Allis, nine years ago Allis died giving birth to Emmi, and Saba has never forgiven her sister for their mother s death But while she despises Emmi, Saba adores her twin brother Lugh Golden haired and blue eyed, loving and good, he seems the complete opposite to dark haired Saba, who is full of anger and driven by a ruthless survival instinct To Saba, Lugh is her light and she is his shadow, he is the day, she is the nighttime, he is beautiful, she is ugly, he is good, she is bad So Saba s small world is brutally torn apart, when a group of armed riders arrives five day s after the twin s eighteenth birthday snatch Lugh away Saba s rage is so wild, that she manages to drive the men away, but not before they have captured Lugh and killed their father And here begins Saba s epic quest to rescue Lugh, during which she is tested by trials she could not have imagined, and one that takes the reader on breathtaking ride full or romance, physical adventure and unforgettably vivid characters, making this a truly sensational YA debut novel.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Title: Blood Red Road
  • Author: Moira Young
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Blood Red Road This fast paced YA debut novel has it all smart savvy characters making their way through an eerily dystopian society with all the requisite action adventure and romance characteristic of the genre

    Tatiana

    As seen on The ReadventurerThis book is not going to be out until June, so I feel very lucky for having had an opportunity to read it so early I hope it will get enough promo buzz over the next few months to reach tons of readers, because Blood Red Road very much deserves it It is a stand out in the new crop of dystopian post apocalyptic YA fiction, most of which is crap.The novel is basically an adventure quest set in a distant post apocalyptic future Saba s twin brother Lugh is kidnapped in fr [...]


    Jillian -always aspiring-

    Listen up since you may never hear these words from me again about any other book I am not surprised in the least that this book is getting such buzz, nor that rights to the film have already been acquired by Ridley Scott You want to know why Because this book has everything that will keep anyone, whether a reader or movie goer, hooked action, suspense, drama, unpredictability, emotion, romance, and great characterization.Unlike other dystopian YA novels, Blood Red Road isn t focused on issues t [...]


    Wendy Darling

    This review may contain mild spoilers, but they re nothing that you won t see in the trailer for the film That s right, Ridley Scott optioned this book for a film before it was even published, and it s easy to see why It s a hugely entertaining spectacle full of adventure and excitement and thrills, with action scenes that you can clearly picture as you read them.Saba s twin brother Lugh has been kidnapped by a band of horsemen, and she sets off alone on the quest to bring him back Well, she tri [...]


    mark monday

    the protagonist of this post apocalyptic YA western is a crow named Nero now this is some bird he has tons of personality kind and generous and affectionate and reasonable and quick thinking and a good sport and he finds clues and naturally he saves the day in the end with his excellent ability to fly swiftly summon cavalry Nero, you re the MAN BIRD I loved that crow and was enchanted by his every appearance happy sigh the blurbs for this book describe it as a sort of Mad Max in book form I dunn [...]


    Michelle, the Bookshelf StalkerQueen of the Undead

    My First Impression What the hell is this writing style Immediately, you notice the grammatically incorrect sentences For example Lugh s bin sayin it fer a while now Pa s gitten worse Mind you, he ain t bin right fer a long time My thoughts on this writing style At first, I had a hard time reading it After about 20 pages, I did not even notice it As the story progresses, you realize how important this writing style is to portray Saba The grammatically incorrect sentences reveal Saba s rawness an [...]


    Emily May

    This is the novel that I wanted Graceling to be An alternate world reality full of adventure with a hardcore warrior heroine, and here s the key bit, who doesn t feel the need to unsex herself la Lady Macbeth and prove that she s not feminine In fact, all the female characters are wonderfully strong and unforgiving, no damsels finally, and there s just a general sense of equality pretty much everyone is a warrior without a masculinity v femininity contest Where Graceling seemed in some ways down [...]


    karen

    this book is one of the most anticipated release titles in teen fiction, and i got to read it early because ariel is a gift to mankind.take that, teens you guys get fast metabolisms and hopeful outlooks and unlimited potential, and i get advanced readers copies even steven she gave me this book about twins and a bird, which is like giving a new young mother a buddy book where a kidnapper teams up with SIDS for adventures and romance.but i braved my fears and read what i was hoping would be corma [...]


    Flannery

    Have you ever wanted to read a bleak quest novel narrated by a rough and ready Elly May Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies If so, this one s for you Just kidding Er, sort of The narration style of this will certainly alienate some readers but after the first 15 20 pages, I didn t really notice it any In fact, it actually felt comfortable Saba, the protagonist in this work, lives in a barren dustland with her Pa, younger sister Emmi, and her twin, Lugh Saba s narration is due to the fact that [...]


    maymay ☕ semi hiatus

    Full review posted Here s a fun concept, let s write a book but instead of using actual WORDS we ll just slam our palms against the keyboard repeatedly and then publish whatever we get 1 11 1 best seller I want firstly to apologize to the synopsis of the book bc it was too good to be representing such an awful book remember, this is my opinion Secondly I want to apologize to grammar rules of the English language I m sorry this book killed you, you deserved better And for those who think I am ove [...]


    Caitlin

    Alright I wrote a review for this probably in the middle of the night or early in the morning when I first finished the ARC Now Going through that review, I cringe a bit It s riddled with mistakes and some of it doesn t make any sense So, I decided to write a briefer, clearer review.But if you re interested, I ll leave the old one under a spoiler tag view spoiler 2.5 stars This is a long review by the way First off, I was really excited about this book I love dystopians not based around a contro [...]


    Cait (Paper Fury)

    Omg what are words WHAT IS AIR HOW DO I POSSIBLY SUM UP MY INFINITE LOVE FOR THIS BOOK I ve borrowed this a billion times from the library and ALWAYS sent it back unread because I peeked at the first page andang and no dialogue tags Um no thank you I WAS A DELUDED PENGUIN BRAIN AND I CAN T BELIEVE I DIDN T GIVE THIS BOOK A CHACNE TILL NOW IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT You know those books that you feel like are written For you because they do everything absolutely perfectly and do ALL your favouri [...]


    Joyzi

    read this book Do you love Hunger Games or The Knife of Never Letting Go or Divergent, etc Do you love the dessert coughs I mean desert Do you love the desert Do you love cage fighting and worms If you re cool with those things, then I got to say YOU HAFTA READ THIS When I started reading Blood Red Road I did not like it that much because the beginning was a little bit cheesy especially when they talked about stars and prophecy Also, the writing style did not help, there are a lot of spelling mi [...]


    Jo

    If you know how to read the stars, you can read the story of people s lives Initial Final Page Thoughts.Blaaaahhh I had such high hopes for this book and I thought I was going to love it And I did until about half way through and then I just wanted to punch things the red hot descended and things got fuzzy.High Points.The first half Emmi Jack and his hairless chest Ike Tommo Nero The setting, Ms Young certainly knows how to set up a story and build a world Loved it Written in the stars Action pa [...]


    Meredith Holley

    This book kicks my ass Moira Young has gotta be the Beatrix Kiddo of y a writers She comes in here, probably blindfolded or some such, turns the conventional rescue story on its head, and then writes it all out in solid, beautiful dialect because that s just how badass she is The effortlessness alone is enough to make me think we ve arrived in some new country of storytelling Suddenly, we re in the middle of it, and I didn t even realize the tour bus could go there I don t even want to talk abou [...]


    Limonessa

    2.5 stars There are many successful books that get turned into movies Not necessarily good movies Actually, it is very rare for the movie to be better than the book But not impossible Blood Red Road might be one of such rare cases I read somewhere that this book was optioned to be become a movie even BEFORE being published That s where the problems lies Blood Red Road is trying too hard to be a movie before even being a book That means that while it s got some elements that would be of stunning [...]


    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    2.5 stars I believe that, consciously or unconsciously, every author has a list of priorities he she keeps in mind when writing a book I know that every reader has priorities expectations preferences when choosing what to read Unfortunately, Moira Young s priorities and mine are very, very different.To be perfectly fair here, she didn t write this book for me She wrote it for teenagers who have a hard time focusing on anything for too long And I have to give it to her, the book is an attention g [...]


    Vinaya

    The whole time I was reading Blood Red Road, there was a part of me standing away and thinking where is it Where is the part that s going to twist me up and spit me out Where s that intense feeling that marks a book I truly loved Tragically, I never did reach that part.In part, my expectations are to blame I read too many reviews and they all loved the book so much, I think I was expecting it to be as spectacular as the Second Coming of Christ My expectations were pretty much sky high, and this [...]


    Ela

    Also posted on my blog, YA Anonymous For YA AddictsWhat I thought when I read the first line ofBlood Red Roadwas, woah, what the hell I actually said this out loud in my local library, where it s usually silent, so I earned a number eyes my way and a harsh shushing from the librarian at the counter The sentence, Lugh got born first , surprised me But I read on, thinking it was just some random typo everyone makes mistakes, right Then I started to notice other mistakes like an instead of and and [...]


    Catie

    The first few opening chapters of this book have just about everything that I love in young adult speculative fiction a futuristic world that s original and believable, a tough heroine who s too rash for her own good, a perilous quest, and just a touch of depth Perfection And no, the dialect and lack of quotation marks really don t bother me at all I think that the dialect creates a great atmosphere and the lack of quotation marks really work to make the dialogue seem immediate and natural.This [...]


    Krystle

    This book is like andandWhy Saba s got that bad ass attitude like Katniss, cagefighting that Wolverine does in the first movie, and killer worms from Tremors Awesome combination if I do say so myself.The first thing you notice about the book is the terse, short, and simple sentences used stylistically to evoke Saba s voice Not to mention everything s written out phonetically so that will give a lot of people cause to stop or stumble in the beginning But you get used to it very quickly and the wo [...]


    Maureen

    As usual I m very late to the party, but I really enjoyed this It features a hate to love done in the way I actually enjoy it aka the right way , a deeply flawed MC who is called out on her issues, adventure, and bringing down an evil government.The writing was a bit hard to get into at first because of how it s written slang, no quotation marks for speaking but once I was hooked I HAD to finish.


    Carol.

    Apocalypse plus positive Trudi review review show equals irresistible read She was right, it was high on the addiction scale once I sat down to devote attention to it, I read until I ran out of pages.The short form a pair of fraternal twins, their younger sister and their worn out pa father are scraping by in the the dustbowl of the 20s some apocalypse time in the future They are miles from neighbors, except one who drinks a little too much moonshine char or whatever it is Ma is dead, of course, [...]


    Giselle

    After seeing all the wonderful reviews of this book, I was excited to see it appear at my doorstep, and I didn t wait long to dive into it A violent futuristic world, fast pace action, with a kick butt heroine Count me in It delivers what it promises, as I instantly became absorbed in Saba s journey to save her brother Once, we could count on pullin a fish from the lake an a beast from our traps Fer everything else, we planted some, foraged some, an all in all, we made out okay But fer the last [...]


    Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽

    First off there is nothing wrong with this book But I m being picky these days since my reading time has been cut WAY back due to me being back in school In a way, I like this However, the strong slang, or pidgin or whatever it s called, is killing me right now jest, fer, yuh, bin, gittin, unnerstand, figgered, nuthin , gawdfersaken, babby swolled, hisself, et, yuz, hafta, afeared, gittin, unner Plus, it s one of those survival books as well where not much happens but the main character finds sh [...]


    Lucia

    SERIES RATING AND SPOILER FREE REVIEW Book 1 Blood Red Road STARSBook 2 Rebel Heart 2 STARSBook 3 Raging Star 2.5 STARS This is the most conflicted I have ever felt about book series I adored some parts of this trilogy and hated the others Let s see what are pluses and minuses of Dust Lands trilogy REALISTIC NARRATORSaba, the narrator and heroine of this trilogy, is bold, rude, vicious and very determined On the top of that she is selfish and stubborn Surprisingly, instead of being annoyed with [...]


    Cara

    I must warn all of you who read this that I m gonna have a bit of a gush fest before I write anything of real relevance Ok so right now I should be doing lots of other things responsible people things , but I just cannot contain my excitement for this book This hasn t happened to me in a long while Sure I read great books often enough but none that have made me SO excited I might burst I frankly really love this book to pieces I m surprised I returned the book to the library in one piece Rebel H [...]


    Brad

    The criticism derivative was designed for this schlockfest Fun first person, which delivers it from one star hell, but when the whole book is derived from the lives of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Lando Calrissian from the Trilogy and the canon books, no one can argue that this book isn t derivitive in the extreme You re full of shit, Brad Really Fuck you I am full of knowingness you heathen Look and learn Sarlac moment with crazy lake worms Ike as Chewbacca Lando Jack and Saba as Han and Leia Sa [...]


    Lucy

    This is another book where I didn t really understand the world building I m not sure if this is supposed to be a dystopian future of our world or an alternate universe I started under the assumption that this was a dystopian future and maybe the author did too If the author was trying to write a dystopian future the idea unraveled as she tried to create a plot and started making stuff up to make it work There s a weird plant that functions half as a drug that makes people super passive and make [...]


    Arlene

    Blood Red Road by Moira Young is a highly anticipated YA dystopic novel that s not due out until June 2011 So first off, thank you to my reading buddy,Crystal , for sharing her ARC with me I have to say, I really enjoyed this post apocalyptic novel that carries quite a unique narrative, fast paced plot, constant action, and dynamic set of characters It actually took me about 75 80 pages to finally fall into the story mainly due to the grammatically incorrect narrative that was purposely executed [...]


    Isamlq

    Highlights a kidnapping, cage fights to the death, a delusional psycho King and killer worms Ha Blood Red Road is chock full of adventure that I could not get enough of So, yup, I loved almost every moment of it There s also the added bonus of a Jack and Saba their interaction was a cool sweet break in between all the heart pumping action Saba is so strong I won t lie, she did have moments of duh but overall I found myself admiring her strength With her father killed shortly after her twin is ki [...]



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