I don't participate every week, but when there is a book I'm really excited to read, I will share.
This week's WoW is:
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
(June 2011, Simon & Schuster)
Why Am I Excited?
1. I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the synopsis. (see below)
2. The movie rights have already been optioned by Ridley Scott. (story here)
3. Moira Young is a Debut YA Author
4. Not coming out until June, there is sure to be buzz surrounding this book at BEA in May 2011.
Synopsis (from publisher):
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.
About the Book:
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry (June 7, 2011)
Simon and Schuster Blood Red Road page.