Day 1: The best book you read this year.
Wow! This one is tough! I think I've read a lot of really great books this year so it's going to be hard to pick one book. So to narrow it down I am going to pick the best Young Adult book I've read this year.
|Blood Red Road|
Blood Red Road by Moira Young was the best book I've read this year, so far. It was a close toss up between this book and Divergent by Veronica Roth which is also a fantastic book! Now you're probably wondering, why Blood Red Road? Well I think it the reason it is the best book I've read this year is because Moira Young not only created a Dystopian society but she completely changed the way she wrote the book. It was kind of difficult to get into because there is no punctuation when it comes to dialogue and it is entirely written the same way that Saba speaks. Saba is tough and determined. She wants to save her brother and will do anything it takes to get to him. She displays courage and growth through out the novel and I find that she is the type of person to be come an epic hero. Here is the 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. (Goodreads)
If you haven't read Blood Red Road by Moira Young then I highly encourage you to do so! It will definitely transport you to a different place!