September 25, 2012

Rebel Heart by Moira Young

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands #2
Expected publication: October 30th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry

 My heart breaks. I hear it break. I feel it.
At first, I was scared to read Rebel Heart, after reading some reviews my excitement for this sequel toned down a notch or two. But I really loved the first book Blood Red Road because of the protagonist Saba, Jack and the world-building that my curiosity got the better of me.

 he’s seen enough to know that you can’t kill all the badness in the world. You cut it down in front of you only to find that it's standing right behind you.

Moira Young once again captured my interest in this gritty, cruel world she created. The first book was action-packed, but this one is totally different from its predecessor, in a good way.  I know it may sounds boring but it wasnt, infact I enjoyed it so much. This book evokes strongest feelings that it made the story and character hard to forget.  Rebel Heart showed a different side of Saba. Her time fighting in the cage have earned her the title "Angel of Death" by the people. But after the perilous escape from Hopetown, Saba
is now being haunted by those poor souls she has killed. And that made her vulnerable and traumatized that she didnt even want to defend her self anymore even if it was needed. Also her relationship with her twin Luca is going downhill fast. And Saba is still holding on to Jack's promise that they will meet at the Big Water. Will he come to meet her again? Or did he have a change of heart?
So glad I read this! The author has continued to amaze me with her unique writing style. Shocking twists and turns and revelations along the way. I thought Saba made some hasty, stupid decisions but oh well so are we people. I was so frustrated with her that I was silently screaming inside, WHY?WHY?WHY?
He’ll banish the shadows. He’ll silence the whispers. An the wounds of my soul will heal.
I jest need Jack.
He’ll make everythin all right.
We like to think we’re in charge of our own lives, but we ain’t.
Overall, having said it was different from the first book I'd say that I enjoyed this as much. I couldnt put it down. Loved how it ended that it made me more want to read the third book.  For those who love the first book, BLOOD RED ROAD, I suggest that you read this sequel.

Well, we all gotta die, he says. You jest gotta hope you die good.


  1. EEP SO EXCITED!! i have this coming in the mail right now and I'm going to kick my mailman if it doesn't come this week. I loved BRR and although I've seen mixed reviews on this one the consensus is generally positive so I can't wait to get back in to this series. Just the writing is very compelling and unique! Great review!

  2. I barely got through the first book so I probably won't read this sequel, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Fab review!

  3. Oh she sure did make some stupid decisions - or at least, decisions that I didn't agree with! ;) I enjoyed this too, I but thought the first book was slightly better. Great review, Lalaine! :)

  4. I can't wait for this book!! I requested the ARC but wasn't approved!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  5. I haven't read Blood Red Road, but have been planning to for months. Sigh... I really love the sound of Rebel Heart, so I definitely plan to soon. Loved your review! You made Rebel Heart sound so enthralling and just fascinating.

    Angie @YA Novelties

  6. Wow, loved the second quote!
    Blood Red Road is on my reading list, but not so close to the top. You made me want to read it asap! :)

    Thanks for the review!

  7. Yayyy! I loved this one too and was so happy I read it, despite my fears about the next book. Wonderful, wonderful review and fabulous quotes! My review for this is going up next week and I can't wait for it to release in the US so I can finally discuss it with others! :) Also, on an unrelated note, YOU'RE READING THE SCORPIO RACES WHICH IS THE BEST BOOK EVER! :D I hope you like it! *fingers crossed*

    Ivy Book Bindings


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