Book Trailers! - Blood Red Road by Moira Young6:00 PM
Have you read Moira Young's Blood Red Road yet? It's the first novel in the Dustlands trilogy and with a distinct writing style and a fast-paced plot in a dystopian world, it's a novel I'm sure you won't want to miss! You can read my review of the novel from the other day if you'd like too.
A UK book trailer was revealed towards the end of May but the US version was finally unveiled not long ago and it's interesting to see the two very different approaches they've taken to filming them. Have fun watching them both and let me know which one you prefer!
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.UK Version (publisher- Marion Lloyd Books):
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.
US Version (publisher- Margaret K. McElderry):