Today kicks off our week-long feature on Blood Red Road by Moira Young, an outstanding new dystopian YA novel set to hit store shelves next week, June 7th. This book completely blew me away — and frankly, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m beyond ecstatic to see it make its way into the world, and to watch as more and more readers discover just how truly brilliant and amazing this piece of literature really is.
But before that happens, head on over to Simon & Schuster’s Blood Red Road website to read an excerpt, download the desktop wallpapers, and more!
Meanwhile, here is the official synopsis:
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.