by Moira Young
Saba, an 18 year old girl, and her family live in a barren civilization, called Silverlake, demolished by constant sandstorms. All that Saba cares about in the world is to be with her brother Lugh, but that is all taken away from her the day the biggest sandstorm in Silverlake hits, along with four horsemen in black cloaks. They kidnap Lugh, and kill Saba’s father. Saba promises Lugh she will do whatever it takes to find him, no matter what happens she will find him, and that is when her journey begins. Saba now has to leave Silverlake along with her kid sister Emmi, in order to search for her beloved Lugh. Suddenly thrown into reality, Saba is lost in the world without anyone to help her. Saba thought that she was worthless without Lugh, but that is definitely not the case. She is a strong fighter, she cannot be beat, people call her “The Angel of Death”. But what she figures out about herself, to her great surprise, is that she is both important and needed. Saba, is teamed up on a quest to find Lugh with her handsome sidekick and a rebellious all-girl group called the Free Hawks, with them Saba stages a showdown that will change everything in her life. Placed in the post-apocalyptic times, Blood Red Road is definitely one of my favorite books of all time, right up there with The Hunger Games. This marvelous book has everything a teen would want: action, humor, and don’t forget the romance. Like The Hunger Games books, this book has been offered a movie deal. However, Blood Red Road has also received a Costa Book Reward to no surprise. Moira Young, author of Blood Red Road, did a remarkable job at describing the awful civilization that the characters in this book live in, I could only imagine how hard it would be to describe it. When I read this book I could not put it down. I felt like I was in the book with Saba and all of the other characters, it captivated me. I would most definitely recommend Blood Red Road to anyone. Two thumbs up, and 5.5 stars.
-Daylia, age 12.