Blood Red Road an dystopian novel by Moira Young, published in June by Marion Lloyd Books in the UK and Margaret K. McElderry Books in the US. It was Young’s first book and it inaugurated a trilogy under the series title Dust Lands. : Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1) (): Moira Young: Books. : The Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road; Rebel Heart; Raging Star (): Moira Young: Books.

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This novel has a very strong set of supporting characters.

But when four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba’s world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back. By singing like a freak No.

In the beginning it was obvious Saba despised her little sister, but by the end it was love all around. But that was due to different characters and the development between her sister and Jack. She loved her brother and her father, living on her dry farm, blah blah blah.

I’m not afraid to kill! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The audiobook drove me a little buggy too with the Big Southern Accent.

Dust Lands Series

Luckily, I am on the loving it side, though it helped that I knew what to expect going in. Apr 29, Vinaya rated it liked it Recommended to Vinaya by: Yer in my breath, yer in my bones It reflects us to a certain extent. It feels like this world is populated by just a handful of people who live in a bunch landmarks.

Rebel Heart turned into something I hate – almost every important male character had romantic feelings for Saba.


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Determined to rescue him, she pursues his captors through a wild, wasted land. I’ve loved Westerns since my childhood, they form the foundation of the Dustlands; Younf Searchers became my touchstone for Blood Red Road. This is the sort of woman we need more of in YA lit. And the prose may be partially to blame. Yiung Jack for example: As much as I had fun, I found everything I slightly touched crumble in my metaphorical hand.

The plot is a bit of a journey, bit of a time bomb. Do you love the desert?

I hate this trope in all kinds of genres. Emmi was probably my favorite aside from Saba and Jack. But the enemy is powerful.

You can feel it from every page especially in Blood Red Road. I still can’t finish Forbidden because it’s so effing dull.

And emotional reads always stay with me for the longest. You can read this review and slightly less angry other exciting things on my blog here. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this post-apocalyptic fantasy starts off with the murder of the main character’s father and the kidnapping of her twin brother.

Blood Red Road: Dust Lands, Book 1

The love that frustrated me the most was that between the rex. Well, it should be skill. Books by Moira Young. But they have a real hate relationship to start with and it’s adorable I ship it so so hard. I’d also like to say that I loved Tommo.

Obviously Lugh’s not in the book much since he gets kidnapped in the beginning and the book is about getting him back.

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira Young

You will not see yojng single limp damsel in distress in this novel. View all 14 comments. Get a Ref e-book by joining our mailing list today! Young does a lovely job of showing the grotesqueness of feeding off violence and humiliation. Satisfying but violent fantasy debut for teens. Half a year after Saba and Lugh turned eighteen, four cloaked horsemen show up, kill glood father, and kidnap Lugh.


I love dystopians not based around a controlling society, but a anarchy. We should have been talking about women like yuong the whole time. It’s a brilliant way to give life to a story. That’s fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. The narration is engrossing, the scenes spectacular and very imaginative.

She describes them as the sun him and the night her and I loved them both so sos much. Where Graceling seemed in some ways downright offensive to a ‘certain type’ of women, Blood Bkood Road has a heroine who is unapologetic of her gender and doesn’t attempt to constantly prove herself by becoming stereotypically masculine. Because this book has everything that will keep anyone, whether a reader or movie-goer, hooked: There is no mention of other towns, of other people even existing outside of Hopetown, no hint at how this world is structured.

I thought about it a lot last night, and then this morning, entirely by accident, I stumbled upon a blog post written by Ann Aguirre in which she addressed this very issue.