Blood Red Road
by Moira Young
by Moira Young
“There can be beauty anywhere. Even here. An if it ain't there, you can make it yerself.”Blood Red Road is the definition of a unique distopian book that many of us are struggling to find. With an amazing heroine who sticks to her morals, the story tends to bring together the tragedy of post-apocalyptic world while adding the horror of the Wild West to the mix.
Saba is the type of main character where so many others tend to fail. She doesn't try to push it in your face that she is a bad ass female who can proof that women are as good as men. No. She sticks to her beliefs and her goal that she set in mind. Saving her brother and staying alive.
YA books tend to focus on the "awkwardness" of teens. Their imperfection, instability with the family, and the struggle to make friends. While still having those elements in the story,Blood Red Road presents them as a part of the adventure. You don't hear Saba whine about not liking people but eventually she has amazing friends who she did not trust. This is what this book represents: the real feelings and journey while still having thatSci-FI fix that we all crave once in awhile.
Audiobook Note: Incredible performance by Heather Lind!Blood Red Road has a very interesting dialect that could be a bit confusing while reading a hard copy. Audiobook gives the reader a chance to actually experience the conversations and feel like they have been transformed into that Wild West dystopia world.