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review 2017-02-20 19:37
Raging Star and Dust Lands Trilogy
Raging Star (Dust Lands, #3) - Moira Young

Book Title:  Raging Star

Author:  Moira Young

Narration:  Heather Lind

Series:  Dust Lands #3

Genre:  Dystopian, Love & Stuff, YA

Source:  Audiobook (Library)




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♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Flares by The Script  --The words are for Saba…Did you regret nothing???


♫Did you lose what won't return?

Did you love but never learn?

The fire's out but still it burns

And no one cares, there's no one there

Did you find it hard to breathe?

Did you cry so much that you could barely see?

You're in the darkness all alone

And no one cares, there's no one there♫




⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  2.5/5

Characters:  3/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme:  1/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  2/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  2.5/5  Cliffhanger:  no


Will I read more from this Author?  Idk????



Series Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

 (Blood Red Road -4.7 Rebel Heart -3.5 Raging Star -2.5)



⇝My Thoughts⇜


This series has ultimately disappointed me…I've tried to figure out if I regret reading it at all, and to tell the truth…I'm just not sure…a part of me is, though.  I have loved the narration on this series by Heather Lind, but even that got on my nerves towards the end of this book.  Maybe, that's Saba's fault too. 

I'm just not happy with the decisions that Saba, Jack and Tommo have been making.  I was also seriously disappointed in the heart stone, (really, it is sort of a character) how could it light up for both of them?  I didn't like that at all.  After the debacle that was Rebel Heart, where everyone made some rash decisions, it was clear that Raging Heart had to have something epic happen to put it back on the 'loving this' train.  Clearly, that didn't happen for me.

⇝Sex Factor⇜ Yes, there is sex but not explicit.  It's not a clean read, for sure.



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review 2017-01-24 05:48
Rezension | Dustlands - Der Blutmond von Moira Young
Dustlands - Der Blutmond - Alice Jakubeit,Moira Young



Die Situation zwischen den Rebellen und DeMalo wird immer verzwickter und Saba muss sich nun ihrem Schicksal stellen. Bis zum Blutmond hat ihr DeMalo Zeit gegeben, sich ihm zu unterwerfen und somit ihre Familie und Freunde in Sicherheit zu bringen. Doch Saba entscheidet sich dafür den Kampf weiter zu führen. Koste es was es wolle…


Meine Meinung


„Dustlands – Der Blutmond“ ist der Abschlussband von Moira Young’s dystopischer Jugendbuch-Reihe.


Obwohl ich den außergewöhnlichen, umgangssprachlichen, Schreibstil von Moira Young in den vergangenen beiden Bänden sehr mochte, fiel es mir dieses Mal schwer in die Geschichte zu kommen. Vielleicht lag es aber auch daran, dass sich die erste Hälfte der Geschichte etwas zäh und langatmig gestaltet. Erst als Saba beginnt Taten sprechen zu lassen kommt Spannung in die ganze Sache. Zuvor hatte ich das Gefühl, die Story plätschert so vor sich hin.


Sehr gelungen finde ich nach wie vor den eigenwilligen Charakter von Saba. Sie ist wahrlich kein „typischer“ Mädchen-Charakter aus einem Jugendbuch und eckt des öfteren an. Genau das mag ich so sehr an Saba! Mit ihren Ecken und Kanten ist sie genau die Richtige um gegen den Wegbereiter DeMalo zu bestehen. Doch dies müssen auch die Rebellen anerkennen, denn ohne ihren Rückhalt hat Saba keine Chance den Endkampf zu bestehen. In der Rebellengruppe brodelt es jedoch heftig, denn nicht jeder ist der Meinung mit Saba den richtigen Anführer zu haben.

In diesem letzten Band der Dustlands Trilogie machen einige der Charaktere (darunter Emmi und Tommo) große Entwicklungssprünge und sorgen damit für die ein oder andere Überraschung, die ich so nicht erwartet hätte.


Sehr gelungen fand ich die kurzen Kapiteleinschübe die aus der Sicht eines Verräters in den Reihen der Rebellen geschrieben sind. Diese haben mich zum nachdenken und Detektiv spielen verleitet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte hatte ich so die unterschiedlichsten Mitglieder der Rebellengruppe in Verdacht. Zum Schluss kam dann aber doch alles ganz anders als erwartet! Somit hat mich Moira Young mit dem Abschlussband „Dustlands – Der Blutmond“ doch wieder zu fesseln gewusst. Ich vergebe 4 von 5 Grinsekatzen!


Über die Autorin


Moira Young, geboren und aufgewachsen in British Columbia im Westen Kanadas, trat als Schauspielerin und Opernsängerin in Kanada und Europa auf. Heute lebt und arbeitet sie als freie Autorin in Bath, England. ›Dustlands – Die Entführung‹ ist ihr erster Roman. (Quelle: Fischer Verlage)


Information zur Reihe


1. 2011 Dustlands – Die Entführung 2011 Blood Red Road
2. 2014 Dustlands – Der Herzstein 2012 Rebel Heart
2015 Duslands – Der Blutmond 2014 Raging Star



Ein würdiges Finale einer eigenwilligen und einzigartigen Dystopie.


© Bellas Wonderworld; Rezension vom 24.01.2017

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-dustlands-der-blutmond-von-moira-young
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review 2016-04-19 02:36
Review: Rebel Heart (The Dust Lands Trilogy #2) by Moira Young
Rebel Heart - Moira Young

Quick review for a quick read. I read "Rebel Heart" in full quite a few years after reading "Blood Red Road", so I had to refresh my memory on a few things that happened in the first book before tackling this one. My final reaction upon finishing it (and meditating over all of its events) was "Oh Saba."

Parts of this book I really liked, and others I didn't for some parts of it that didn't really feel in-character, particularly for the heroine. I tried thinking about how I felt about the two books and ultimately - I think I liked "Blood Red Road" more than this (not to say this was a bad book, but just...not on the same wavelength as the first). "Rebel Heart" is a decent book for action sequences when they're present, but Saba's character makes a fair number of infuriating decisions after several misunderstandings arise. I definitely liked the intro with Jack's POV, because it set up a nice set of tension to begin the book. Saba takes over following that point, and there's a lot that happens between the time that Saba and Jack are able to reunite.

The dystopian worldbuilding in this book is very well done, like the first book. I felt immersed in the interactions of the characters and the threat of the Tonton. Loved the pacing of the conflicts and how readable this book was - like the first book.

But the more I thought about Saba's decisions in this book - the more I was like "I remember her being reckless in the first book, but in a good way that made me identify with her and see her motivations to an extent. This book seems like she's being far more careless with her relationships and her missteps reduced down to misunderstandings, including one that's huge revolving around Jack and a pretty messed-up interlude with DeMalo (who's definitely twisted). Saba's blunt dismissal of Tammo was disappointing as well (though that dialogue seemed to come out of nowhere). I did like seeing Saba struggle with her inner demons in places, though - and there are palpable points of tension that ramp up the intrigue in this book.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where things go in the last book in this series. I was sitting on the fence between rating this either a 3 or 3.5, but considering the intrigue of "Blood Red Road", this didn't quite match the dynamic, so it's a 3 star read for me.

Overall score: 3/5 stars.

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review 2016-03-15 02:05
The Angel of Death...
Raging Star - Moira Young

I'm going to have a huge book hangover from this one. I miss the Dust Lands and the characters-Saba, Emmi, Auriel, Mercy, Slim, Jack, DeMalo- all of them, already.


In Raging Star, Saba has to the blood moon, 7 days, to bring DeMalo down and although they call Saba the Angel of Death because she's won so many fights and has so many deaths on her head, she believes this is one battle that has to be won without weapons. That's not what her crew, the Free Hawks are use too though so they aren't too convinced of her plan. Anger, grief, fear, lies, resentment and betrayal boil beneath the surface not only in her crew but within the people of New Eden who have been wronged by DeMalo. Can she use that to her advantage and bring DeMalo down before the blood moon? 


I love everything about this series! Young literally transports you to another place with her writing. The language, the setting, the characters all just mesh together into this amazing, atmospheric story that will leave you speechless. I would love to see this turned into a movie. If you haven't read it yet, don't wait any longer. You're missing out!

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review 2016-03-13 11:09
Scorching Hot!!...
Rebel Heart - Moira Young

And I'm not referring to just the dust lands! : ) DeMalo, DeMalo, DeMalo -he is one delicious bad boy! He's a little twisted in the mind though. : ( He's also in love with Saba, well his version of love. Then we have Jack- Jack's one of the good guys. He brings out the best in everyone & he's the love of Saba's life. He's also in love with her too. Then we have Tommo who actually makes the 4th wheel on this ride. He's in love with Saba too though, or thinks he is, and wants her to see him as a man. He's only fifteen so I don't necessarily count him, but love is a powerful emotion and possible weapon so we can't underestimate him or rule him out just yet. 


If I'm going to endure a love triangle though then this is how I like them to be- edgy, strong chemistry, hot characters and we have the good vs. bad boy thing going. Plus the triangle actually plays into the plot but it doesn't overshadow it. It's not just some sappy, back & forth brooding, irrelevant side show-like the last triangle I endured in the Taken trilogy. Ughh!


This second book was a very strong follow-up to the first. If I had to choose which one I liked the best, it would be a really hard choice to make. This one ended with a bang too so make sure you already have the third book on hand because you'll definitely want more when you finish this one. I'm so glad I did! I'm reading the final book now and I'm still thinking back to that final scene and wondering when it's going to pop-up. I know it's going to come back to bite somehow, it's just a matter of when. 



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