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Ashley’s CBR III Review #139: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

CBR III Review #139: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

This novel has been re-dubbed the Dustland Series on the title cover so that can only mean one thing…that several more novels are in the works.

Saba has grown up in wasteland known as Silverlake with her father, twin brother, and litter sister.  It’s not an easy life but she is content with her family and has as close relationship with her twin, Lugh.  One day during a massive sandstorm four men ride into town and capture Lugh and kill her father.  Saba strikes out on a journey of epic proportions to save her brother. Saba crosses the desert’s wasteland with her annoying little sister and learns a great deal about herself in the process.

Blood Red Road is a great epic tail with lots of stops along the way.  I had some trouble following the dialect but I think it’s because I plow through books so quickly.  I didn’t love it as much as everyone seems to, but I enjoyed it.  Considering the dry spell I have been having with finding a good book I’ll take it.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2460 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1442429984
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; 1 edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004INH9P4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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effcubed’s CBR-III #25, 27-29

I missed #25, I guess: Dytopian future I didn’t like a whole ton though it’s got good fights: Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

#27: Uber-trivia nerd Ken Jennings on his and many other people’s love for maps. Who doesn’t love a book with good footnotes.

#28: The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt: Iraq war vets, PTSD, readjusting to civilian life, and a little brother looking out for his ex-Marine older bro.

#29: A world like and not quite our own, plus murder, political extremists, archaeology and the shadowy thing called Breach: China Mieville’s The City and the City.

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Scootsa1000’s CBR-III Reviews 39-41: The House at Riverton, Where She Went, Blood Red Road

A few quick reviews for some of the books that have been piling up…The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, and Blood Red Road by Moira Young.  Happily, my pile of to-be-reviewed is finally getting smaller.

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Clementine Bojangles’s CBR-III Review #99: Blood Red Road by Moira Young

A review of Moira Young’s fast-paced, uniquely-told Blood Red Road can be found at my blog here.

It’s clearly being marketed to fill the void of The Hunger Games, but the good news is that Young is a gifted writer who has created a compelling heroine with a distinct voice.  Vivid characters and world-building help flesh out the first novel in a planned trilogy.

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