Author: Moira Young
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry
Genre: YA,Romance, Dystopia,
Favorite Quote:“All the time I’ve knowed you, Jack, you kept the door to that heart of yers locked up tight an the key hid away. Looks like she found it.
He says nothing. Molly waits. Then:
Keys ain’t her style, he says. She kicked the door down.”
Blurb: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.
Wow...just just wow...what did I just read???????? There is no really good way to start this review so I'm going to just jump right into it! This book definitely has a darker tone than the first book so for those of you that are looking for more of the same-you're not getting it. I don't mean that in a bad way though, there are some key aspects to this book that I really enjoyed. One was the character development of Saba, Saba makes mistakes in this book but you can see her growing from them, also I really love that everything that Saba has a consequence. Its not like she learns from her mistake and they suddenly leave her, they all come and bite her in the ass eventually which is something I can appreciate.
Another awesome aspect to this book was the supporting characters. These aren't just characters that were made to push the story along these are characters with their own set of problems that make them unique and special which makes me love the book that much more. Also the supporting characters get a lot more depth in this book( like Tommo), the new sides to these supporting characters really enrich the book for me.
Though I will admit there is one thing I hated about this book...LUGH . Every time his annoying self shows up ( which is quite often mind you) I go looking for the nearest wall and bang my hand against it!! I think everyone who has read this book will tell you that Lugh is horrible, arrogant, self centered, and he thinks he is always right EVEN WHEN HE'S NOT.
Anyway, other than Lugh,my only other problem was that I wish there was more Jack! He is a big part of the plot but he hardly shows up, hopefully in the next book that wouldn't be the case.
One reason some people might not like this book is because of the love triangle(more like a square really), but I honesty think it adds to the darker tone of the book and it makes for an interesting plot! Now believe I hate love triangles as much as the next girl, but I've actually found one of the rare books that does love triangles justice.
Rating: 4 Roses