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Guest Review: Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young

Guest Review by Kelsey


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 four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba’s world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back.

Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba’s unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.

Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetic writing style, and an epic love story—making Moira Young one of the most exciting new voices in teen fiction.



This book was recommended to me from a friend. I was told that this book was better than The Hunger Games, and boy…was it!

I loved this book! It was so good and better than any of the dystopian young adult books I’ve read lately. It was well written and the plot kept you guessing and rooting for Saba, our heroine.

This book really is better than The Hunger Games. It’s raw and the characters are real. Saba isn’t afraid to cut down anyone who gets in her way. She’s a breath of fresh air compared to the heroines we usually meet on our quests in young adult books. Saba knows her mind and all she cares about is rescuing her brother. She meets Jack and then constantly pushes him away because he distracts her from her mission to save her brother. It’s a little annoying how she constantly pushes him away…but then again the heart wrenching hope that they will end up together is really something wonderful. I love the human struggle in this book! It was so refreshing.

Needless to say I would recommend this book! It’ll be a quick favorite of young adult, dystopian, and thriller readers alike.


5 out of 5 stars (I absolutely loved this book! I can’t wait to read the next book in the trilogy)



  1. Will someone please tell when this trend of young heroines in a dystopian novel began? Who authored the first novel of this genre? I’m intrigued.

  2. Wow, I finally found a niche site that actually knows what they’re talking about.

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