Author Topic: Moira Young  (Read 4031 times)

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Moira Young
« on: June 21, 2011, 08:25:51 am »
I just finished Blood Red Road - the first of a dystopian YA series by Moria Young. It is a stark and vivid book, although the writing style may not be everyone's cuppa because it has no speech marks and the heroine speaks in slang/accent that was conveyed in the spelling. Because of this it took me a longer time to read the book, but I did think it added to the tone/feel of the book and it was very well written and unlike another book, Girl in the Arena which for me was unreadable. This was engaging and pacey read. It really reminded me of Mad Max meets YA coming of age story.  This is the the blurb-

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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.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

Blood Red Road stood out for me and I think some of us here may like it although def check out the excerpt/sample before you do.
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