Waiting on Wednesday (21) — Blood Red Road by Moira Young

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)
Blood Red Road

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 love the premise of this one. The cover is certainly interesting and compelling, and the summary is equally pulling. What do you think?

Blood Red Road is expected to be released on June 7th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    January 12, 2011

    Ooo! I've seen this on another blogs WoW! :D This has such an amazing cover. :D

    What I'm waiting for this Wednesday

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    January 12, 2011

    i just found out about this one yesterday. love dystopians and this one sounds so good!

    Check out our WoW: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2011/01/books-we-covet-instructions-for-broken.html


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    I Read Banned Books

    January 12, 2011

    I hear this book is fantastic! This is so high on my list!

    Great pick!

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    The Norwegian BookGirl

    January 12, 2011

    This book sounds really good. I have seen some teasers for it around, and I am also looking forward to it.

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    Kristina Barnes♥

    January 12, 2011

    Oooh yeah I saw this the other day and thought it sounded absolutely interesting! :) Great pick!

    Here's what I'm waiting on this Wednesday.

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    Book Loving Mommy

    January 13, 2011

    Hi! I left you an award here: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-award-goes-to.html

    Whether or not you pass it on is up to you but just know I think your blog is beautiful!