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.
Blood Red Road is a breath of fresh air in YA literature. Moira Young’s writing style is definitely unique in Blood Red Road as it is written in a terse, phonetic style from the point of view of the protagonist, the fearless 18-year old, Saba. Despite her callous attitude towards–well, pretty much every except her beloved twin brother–Saba comes off as incredibly real. She is far from the perfect hero, and often has selfish intentions, but she is also a force to be reckoned with.