Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 459
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
This novel may, in part, have suffered the disadvantage of being read while/after I read Laini Taylor's emotionally chewy Days of Blood & Starlight. By contrast, Blood Red Road has the emotional depth of a rapidly evaporating puddle of rainwater.I can't address my irritations with this novel without...
http://divainpyjamas.blogspot.com.au/Blood Red Road is achingly slow to begin and some may not be able to read belong the first few chapters, it is written in pure story form. Without any quotations or clear dialogue, it allows you to connect with the main character Saba instantly, as it uses slang ...
This didn't work out, the plot and characters are original enough but the fact that there are no quotation marks really confused me when it came to deciphering if you where reading exposition or dialogue. The jargon isn't all that bad actually, its the absence of quotation marks that tanked it for ...
Although it had a promising start, Blood Red Road eventually leveled off into pretty much what I expect from a YA book, which is to say, a lukewarm facsimile of adult fiction with all the really compelling dilemmas, hard moral choices, and sex and violence made abstract and winky-winky-nudge-nudge. ...
Hmm. I think this one's way overhyped. I wanted more. What are the "Wrecker" cities--what happened to them, and most of civilization, for that matter? Seems like it wouldn't have taken much to explain the basic setting of the book. The decision to write the book in dialect was interesting. I don't m...