Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2B Tuesday #9

2B Tuesday...Where you show a book that has been sitting on your shelf (or on your e-reader) just waiting to be read! It can be new or have been sitting there for a long time. Just show that book some love and let us know why you bought it or why it has been sitting there!

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Blood Red Road by Moira Young
, 459 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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.

I rented this book from the library when I first got into YA books but I ended up returning it unread. I actually didn’t even pick it up. I was reading another book that I didn’t get very far into either.

So when I saw this book for cheap, I snatched it up and it has sat on my shelf ever sense.

I think I’m hesitating on reading it because I’ve heard the writing style is hard to get used to. I guess there are no quotation marks for when people are talking. I think I will find that pretty hard to read.

However, it seems that the people that have read it and pushed through the odd writing style have liked it. So I’m sure I will get to it eventually.

Have you read this book? What do you think about the writing style?

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