Blood Red Road
Dust Lands Trilogy #1
In a lawless future land, where life is cheap and survival is hard, Saba has been brought up in isolated Silverlake. She never sees the dangers of the destructive society outside. When her twin brother is snatched by mysterious black-robed riders, she sets out on an epic quest to rescue him. The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious lovestory make this a truly sensational YA debut novel.
I really couldn't get into this book, which really bummed me out because I had heard so many good things about it. I just couldn't seem to get past the the horrendous grammar in it. It's one of my pet peeves - bad grammar. I am constantly correcting people on it annoying both them and I. Them, because they're like, 'Really? It's not like you didn't know what I meant," and then me because really, you're an adult, you should know better.
Blood Red Road was all 'bin' instead of 'been' type writing and my poor little OCD brain just couldn't take it. And before you all start going ape-sh*t on me, yes, I do understand that it is written in character and that is how she spoke and thought. A very creative and quite unique style of novel from Young - but it isn't for everyone. I just happen to be on the team that's not.
So, due to this, I was unable to make myself complete the novel for which I feel great disappointment - at myself, and at Blood Red Road for not being everything I was led on to believe about it.
1 out of 5