Blood Red Road

Blood Red Road

Book rating: 04 Paperback Marion Lloyd Books

By (author) Moira Young

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  • Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 32mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1407124269
  • ISBN 13: 9781407124261
  • Sales rank: 40,919

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Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. "I ain't afeared of nuthin." Saba's twin is golden. She is his living shadow. He is strong and beautiful. She is scrawny and dark. Nothing will separate them...Raised in isolated Silverlake, Saba is ignorant of the harsh and violent world beyond her home. But when her twin is snatched by black-robed riders, red rage fills her soul. How will Saba find him in a wild, scorching and lawless land? Racing across the cruel dustlands to find him, she can spare no one. Not even the boy who saves her life. She must silence her heart to survive. Blood will spill. Every step of Saba's journey sizzles with danger in this futuristic thriller, which beats with a powerful, red-blooded heart. "A shot of pure adrenalin. Exuberant, exciting and charged with emotion...If a better book for teenagers is published this year, I'll be surprised." The Times "Has an elemental power, unfolding across achingly barren landscapes, full of blistering hotwinds and swirling clouds of orange dust." New York Times

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MOIRA YOUNG was born in New Westminster, BC, where she attended the University of British Columbia before heading to the UK to study drama. After a few years of performing on the alternative comedy circuit and tap-dancing on a West End stage, Young returned to Vancouver where she successfully trained as an opera singer. Returning to the UK, she sang in some of London's most prestigious venues. Young has now returned to her first love - writing - with her debut novel, Blood Red Road. Moira Young lives in Bath, England with her husband. "From the Hardcover edition."

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By Mohammed Talat Ebrahim 06 Aug 2012 4

When you first start this books you will notice how the plot is not special and you can see a remake of the hunger games, but that changed when you reach half of the book. Flat characters will turn to a characters you can smell, boring plot will turn to a heart skipping events, dull crush will trun to a good romance. I can say that I really enjoyed reading this book and the best thing is how the writer wrapped the whole story into one book, she couldve expanded it throughout the three books or atleast that's what I expected but no it ends with the end of this book.

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"It's "Mad Max" and The Hunger Games meets True Grit. . . .The author moves between ruthless action and gorgeous, buttery narration. . . . In the hands of a lesser writer, that style might have dragged, but first-time author Young is talented, and she's just getting started. . . This is a must-read, where girls rescue boys, and where the future looms up full of hope and loss, struggles and archetypes that give the story a timeless, classic edge." -"The Globe and Mail""Eerie and adventurous. . .on par with Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker. . . Blood Red Road has a cinematic quality that makes it white-hot. . . .The fervor is more than warranted."-"LA Times""Brutal and thrilling." --"The Wall Street Journal""Not only will it satisfy the cravings of Hunger Games fans, but it is--dare I say--better than The Hunger Games. . . . This book will blow you away. . . . Blood Red Road simply delivers. The story, the writing, the characters and the narrative voice are stunning and completely original, setting this book apart from the crowd of dystopian novels." --Hollywood Crush, MTV.com "[Blood Red Road is] poised to be the next big thing in teen fiction, and with good reason. . . . The world . . . is beautifully wrought, as well as terrifyingly plausible. . . . Young has taken familiar pieces of everything from "Gladiator "to Lord of the Rings and put them in the hands of a spunky, moody heroine who breaths new life into old motifs." --"Quill & Quire""[Blood Red Road] mashes together McCarthy's intensity with a laconic narrative style taken from the literature of the American west. . . . Yes, this is the perfect apocalypse for pre-teens." --"The Guardian "(UK)"Young adults will enjoy reading this story of the transformation that is possible when you fight for what you believe in and know in your heart that it is right." --"National Post"