Started by Jill at Breaking the Spine Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme where you feature the ONE book you're really looking forward to getting your hands on to read. Dystopian is hot right now so our choice was easy this week:
Blood Red Road by Moira Kelly.
Just look at that cover. The mountains, dust clouds, Saba walking off. From the cover alone I would pick this up. We knew about this title but yesterday we were able to read the first 30 pages online and were hooked. All we can is this book is unique, different in style, and Saba, like our favorite heroine Katniss, is a strong protagonist. Check it out for yourselves at Simon & Schuster's Blood Red Road page. This book has already been optioned by famed director Ridley Scott!
Summary: 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, hardcover, 448 pages, will be published on June 7 by Margaret K. McElderry Books.