Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Blood Red Road
by Moira Young

Pages: 492
Release Date: June 2nd 2011
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

In a lawless future land, where life is cheap and survival is hard, Saba has been brought up in isolated Silverlake. She never sees the dangers of the destructive society outside. When her twin brother is snatched by mysterious black-robed riders, she sets outon an epic quest to rescue him. The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious lovestory make this a truly sensational YA debut novel.

My Thoughts
The moment I picked this book I was intrigued. I fell in love with the cover and more importantly the synopsis lured me in. I can't begin to explain how much I loved this book but I can say one thing with complete certainty, this debut novel is fantastic.

When Saba's brother, Lugh gets taken away, she makes it her mission and priority to go rescue him. However, on her journey, she gets kidnapped and put to work as a cage fighter. Here, she meets Jack, another cage fighter, and finds herself drawn to him immediately. Though, in that instant she discovers how conceited he is. Eventually, Saba manages to escape but without leaving Jack.

The first few pages of Blood Red Road was without doubt one of the main reasons why I carried on reading. I was awed with Young's writing. I even thought that the touch of dialect will have me running but that was presented perfectly as well. I could not envision it any other way.

Saba is one lovable character. I love her determination and spirit. But she has her flaws. As much as she loves Lugh, she hates her sister. I didn't connect with her as much for this reason. She isn't exactly a great person but this is something she works on. And so, she grew on me. Also, a tiny part of me likes her because of Jack.

Jack is cocky but perfect. Yes I love him. He may be arrogant but Saba does feel something for him. She cannot understand this however. She loves him but hates him all the same. They have a pretty funny relationship going on and you can't help but smile whenever they're together.

If you haven't read Blood Red Road, what are you waiting for? You sure as hell are missing an amazing adventure.


  1. i loved this book especially Saba and Jack (;

  2. Woah, I love the UK cover. And the book itself is, of course, epic.

  3. I love your reviews. It is simple, and straight forward. Will try read this soon but the blood (and the crow!) creeps me out a bit!

  4. You know, I have to admit, the synopsis doesn't pull me in, but you're enthusiasm is infectious :)

  5. I love characters with flaws..And as Cliona said..I might not have looked at the book based on cover / blurb..but your enthusiasm is contagious :)

    Will surely check this book out..

  6. I really liked this book too!
    It curbed my Hunger Games withdrawal syndrome!

    Young Readers

  7. I am very choosy when it comes to books and appreciate the honest review :)

    I'll surely try to be on the look out for this book ! Thanks!

  8. I was able to read an excerpt of this book online, and right away the book also grasped my attention and pulled me in. The writing style is so interesting, and I can't wait to finish this book. I especially like the characters in what I've read so far, and your enthusiastic review has inspired me to get this book from the library, so I can finally finish it!

  9. I can't wait to read this it sounds so good!! Thanks for the great review

  10. That was a great review!
    I can't wait to read Blood red road!
    I am in love with Dystopian books!

  11. By the way - I love how you put the UK covers on your blog posts - thats what those are I'm assuming haha. Anyways - I'm partly through this particular book - by partly I mean more like 5 chapters. I got distracted by zombie books. I do love the style of writing and can't wait to finish it to just like Blkel14 haha

  12. This book was amazing! I also just wrote my review, and I loved it.

    If you haven't heard it on audio you really should. The reader does an AMAZING job!


  13. I absolutely LOVE the concept! Cage Fighters yes! It reminds me of Kelley Armstrong's Counterfiet magic where Savannah goes undercover in the supernatural Fight Club...awesome! I just added it to my TBR!

  14. Interesting, I had a hard time getting in to this book a little-I think I have to go back and give it another go.

  15. Ooh, I'm supposed to get this book in the mail soon! I can't wait to read it b/c it looks so awesome! A cocky Jack, huh? I do love those YA frustrating guys!


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