Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Descriptions and such from goodreads.
Today, instead of telling you something I'm waiting for, I'm telling you about a book you might me waiting for and what I think of it-- a pre-review, I suppose.
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.
Blood Red Road will be out on June 7, but it already has some buzz going for it because it sold not too long ago and many bloggers were sent copies over the holidays. I read mine over Christmas break just because I COULD and to see if it was worth the publisher's excitement, and I think it is!
It's definitely a bizarre book, in terms of genre. To me, it's like part post-apocalyptic tale, part high fantasy, part western, with elements that remind me of pirates and gladiators. None of those things don't seem like they go together, but they work wonderfully in this book. It probably didn't hurt that there was plenty of actions and twists, because every time I started trying to place this book in a category, I was distracted by some of Saba's butt-kicking.
I'm really excited for this book to come out just because I'm interested in seeing how it does and what everyone else thinks. I cannot find any reviews for it yet and it's driving me nuts. I would like to DISCUSS IT. Which is basically why I chose to write this post today. x)