Friday, July 15, 2011

Blogfest 2011 (giveaway) Red Blood Road; Moira Young






Welcome to the Blogfest 2011!

Prize:










Audio copy of Blood Red Road


Rules:
US & Canada Only
Must be a Follower
Must leave a comment with your email addy.
Must be 13 yrs or older



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Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (June 7, 2011)



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.











My Review

I never read the synopsis before diving in. I took a big leap or so I thought by reading this. The cover and the title did not give me any indication that I would enjoy Red Blood Road. After all Red Blood doesn't excite me. I even thought it might have been about vampires.  I love a well written dystopian as long as it doesn't start to become a formula read. So diving in I was even more thrown off by the way it was written. I think it took me about 30 pages to grasp why they spoke with a backwards uneducated words. It made complete sense. By page 50 I was so deep into the plot my husband had to scream to get my attention. LOL

 Moira has woven a powerful heroic tale with an epic journey. Saba the main character is a force to be reckon with. After her bother has been taken and her father has been murdered. It falls on Saba's shoulders to keep her sister Emmi, safe and save her brother Lugh.  Saba has so much to learn. Not just about who and what the world is about, she needs to learn about herself. She also needs a lesson or two in kindness towards her sister. 
 
  I have read very few books that I have wished to become a movie, but for the life of me this would be amazing on the big screen. I could see the Angel of Death fighting for her life and the free hawks coming to the rescue. They were some kick-butt chicks.  I do wonder if she (the head free hawk) was partial to women in her sexual preference. I just wonder if anyone else seemed to pick up on that?? Not that it matters I just wonder if she was attracted to Saba.

  So much happened in 500 or so pages and I still feel I need more.  Even with the kick-butt girls, crazy kings, boats on land, slavery, kidnapping and a know it all good looking guy. No worries this is just the first in the series.

  For the record this has to be the best YA Dystopian that has recently come out. Hands down it was awesome.  SO despite my first hesitation I feel like I came out a grand prize winner after reading Blood Red Road.


112 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds really good :D And it's nice to take a chance now and again

Kailia Sage said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I've been wanting to read it!

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Jessy said...

Awesome, thanks so much!

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Dani @ Refracted Light said...

This book looks so interesting! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

Temperance said...

Thank you for the giveaway:):)
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Teril said...

Ohh yes! I have been wanting to read this one, but in the car for 15 hours next month and that would surely keep the teens and me busy. Sweet! Thanx for the giveaway.

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Chi Kittie said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I have so wanted to read this book since it came out. :)

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Autumn @ From the TBR Pile said...

I love audiobook and this has been on my to read list for so long!

Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Margaret said...

This has been on my list of books I want for a while now. Thanks for this giveaway!

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Judy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I have been seeing this book and it looks very good.

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Natasha A. said...

Awesome!
I've been eyeballing this book!
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Emily said...

I'm in- thanks for the giveaway as I've heard great things about this book.

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Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I am a new follower on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

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Cate Masters said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read.
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Juana said...

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ASHLEY HOLT said...

Thanks!

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T.V and Book Addict said...

See this are the kind of books I love. The kind that I'm so engrossed in, not even reality can bring me back without putting up a fight. :D

I'd of course, love to enter! I've been extremely curious about this particular dystopian read & the fact that you enjoyed it and were addicted to it speaks volumes :)

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acm05 said...

Something a little different. I like audio books at work.

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Melissa said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I keep meaning to read this, but can't seem to get around to it. Every one says it is so good. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Sarah said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! This book looks really good.

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Tiffany Drew said...

Oh, awesome! Thank you for this excellent giveaway :)

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Orchid said...

Blood Red Road sounds like an epic book...I mean audiobook. Thanks for the great giveaway! =)

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The Lovely Getaway said...

uuuu... I never tried an Audio book :) here's to hoping *crosses fingers*

Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in!

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Julie said...

I have wanted this book for quite a while now! Thanks so much for this great giveaway:)
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ladystorm said...

I have recently heard a littl talk about this one and even though Distopian novels are not my favorite some are pretty cool. :)

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Andrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I loved this book and would love to have an audio copy of it. It also took me a minute to really get the language, but once I did, it was good.I'm with you I want more! Great review!

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feistyjuls said...

Sounds like a great book!
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Patricia's Particularity said...

I have heard amazing amazing things about this book - thank you for the chance to win it!!

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Thao Huynh said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY!! C:

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Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

What a glowing review! Great prize!

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Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Great Giveaway and review. I think the sign of great characters is wanting more.
I am in the contest too
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BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I have been wanting to read this this book for while.

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Bwyatt said...

I've heard great things about this book. THanks for the giveaway. GFC follower.
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Marianne said...

i have been wanting to use the Tracking site, to enter the grand prize, but it keeps kicking me out, even when i try to set up a new identity. Thanks for your blog

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Christa said...

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Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Great contest and the book sounds amazing :) I am a follower Brandy B and here is my email

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Cara said...

Oooh, I'm so excited for this one! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. :)

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I have seen this one around - would love to win it. Please enter me. I am an old follower.
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Michele said...

I so want this!! Thanks for the chance to win....I have never tried a audio book before

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Bella said...

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I'm a GFC follower (Brooke). Thanks so much!

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Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I'd soooooo love this one. Finger crossed :)

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Jill of The O.W.L. said...

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Bailey said...

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My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

I have wanted blood red road since I first read about it. Fingers crossed for this one.
Happy blogfest. :)
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Jennifer Mathis said...

great giveaway
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Christine said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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nicolesender said...

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OOOh, an audio copy of Blood Red Road. How great!
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Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I'd love to win an audio copy of this!

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Hi! Chasing Dreams sent me over to comment! It's a required thing for their blogfest 2011! I'll be back to enter your blog for blogfest 2011 though! (:

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Nightly Cafe said...

This book sounds great. My mother is battling cancer and is unable to hold a book anymore, so this would be a great gift for her.

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AEKZ2 said...

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Mandroid said...

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Sara M said...

I've just recently gotten into Dystopian YA, and this one sounds very interesting.

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Lolawid said...

Ooohh, looks good!!

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Judy said...

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Cute blog.
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Thanks for the giveaway hope I win :)

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Carina L. Tai said...

I read Blood Red Road yesterday, and completely devoured it! I'd love for a copy to share with friends! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Tara said...

I'm a follower! I would love to listen to this!

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Anne R said...

I am a follower on GFC & twitter.

sounds like a great book

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Darlene said...

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Thanks for the giveaway!

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Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Thank you so much!! I'm a follower :)

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nfmgirl said...

This book caught my eye a couple of months ago. Thanks for the giveaway!

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dor said...

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debbie said...

I would love to read this book.
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Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

I've never really read the synopsis either, but your review definitely makes this one sound great. I was kind of on the fence about reading it; I think I'll add it to my TBR list now!

Missie said...

I'd love to enter this giveaway.

New follower.

I agree. Sounds like it would make a great movie.

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Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to try an audiobook!

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Book Sake said...

Yay, an audio copy! Love it.
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Ellen Elizabeth said...

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This is one that I've been waiting for.

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Mary said...

Would love to get this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Misha said...

The best YA dystopian novel? I have to read it, especially because I have been disappointed by the few YA dystopian novels I have read.

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The book sounds interesting!

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