Author: Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: 30th October 2012 (first published 2nd August)
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Quick Review: "Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”
It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.
What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.
Detailed Review: Honestly, why must Moira Young spoil everything? But I must admit, she really did a good job.
The story starts from Jack's point of view. From the first book Blood Red Road, we know that he's headed to Molly Pratt to inform her about Ike's death. There, he meets two Tonton and the story gets cut off like that.
Then, the story goes back to Saba, showing where she left off in her journey to the Big Water.
I hated this part the most: JACK BECAME A TONTON.
And even worse: DeMalo did it with Saba. Um...you know what I mean. I hope. I'm not going to write it out for you in capital letters.
Lastly, also this: Saba's heartstone got warmer when she got nearer to DeMalo. And it did the same with Jack.
And I'm sure you'll be wondering, just like me, who really is the person that Saba desires?
You get to choose: DeMalo or Jack?
But it all adds up to one big thing, Moira Young just made her best hit in this book. I'm sure that after you've read Blood Red Road you think that's the best she can do, but surprise! Here she comes with this sequel that will blow off everything you thought you knew about Saba and Jack.
Brief Review:'An astounding sequel to Blood Red Road. Moira Young did her best here. It shook me until I was weak in the knees and had to lie down to read this book. This particular book is worth reviewing. And reading.'
My rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing'