Daily Archives: January 12, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s selection is BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young. I just started hearing buzz on this book this week – it was one of the books featured at the ALA Midwinter conference. BLOOD RED ROAD is a dystopian tale of survival that takes place in a sandstorm. This book sounds like it has a great mix of action and romance. The female protagonist Saba reminds me of Katniss from The Hunger Games. I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Description from the publisher:
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 is due to be published June 7 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry | Simon & Schuster.
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