Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (8): Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers talk about the books they are most eager for!

Publisher: Random House
Release Date: October 30th, 2012

WARNING: Summary (from Goodreads) contains spoilers for Blood Red Road
The Tonton have been defeated. Lugh has been rescued.
The heartstone has brought Saba and Jack together.
Now, Saba and her family head west to meet him and start a new life. All should be well.
But shadows of the dead are stalking Saba.
And another kind of shadow is creeping over the dustlands.
Then a messenger shows up.
With news of Jack.

Not too much of a description at this point, but if it's anything like Blood Red Road it's sure to be fantastic. Blood Red Road was one of the most interesting dystopians I've ever read. There wasn't a new society filled with cool-technology and corrupted government. Instead, it was set in the dustlands, a wide expanse of nothingness. The way it was written was unique as well and took some getting used to (I'm a crazy grammar freak. I love commas and punctuation and editing everything, so reading a book with slang, minimal punctuation and lots of incorrect sentences drove me slightly bonkers) but once I found a rhythm, it added the perfect atmosphere to the novel.

Although I've wanted to read it for a while, I actually picked up Blood Red Road because of my book club (I'll be talking more about that in the coming weeks). One thing that was mentioned about the book has always stuck with me. One of the women said, and I paraphrase "Blood Red Road is realistic. If we went through an apocalypse our world would probably look like this."

I'm really excited to see where Rebel Heart goes. There's a lot of possibilities and potential to this world, and the characters have a lot of things going for them. I can't wait to dive back into Saba and Jack's witty banter, and this desolate world with so many secrets. I just hope it doesn't break my heart! (I have a feeling it's going to)

What do you think? Is Blood Red Road a realistic dystopian? If you haven't read it, thinking of checking it out? What's your Waiting on Wednesday pick?

- Ciara who is lost at midnight


  1. I'm EXCITED for Rebel Heart too! Random House Canada has a newer, slightly different version of the cover on their website sans the The Hunger Games reference, which I prefer over the US version. When I first Blood Red Road, I wasn't all too sure I would even like it because the dialect writing style... but wow, it sure took me by surprise in a good way. I can't wait to see what will happen to Saba next! :)

    1. Thanks for the info, Liz! I updated the post. I love this cover so much better! I kept looking at the old one and thinking "Why is 'Dust Lands' bigger than 'Rebel Heart'? That just looks weird". Glad its going to have this cover (although I still prefer the old style better)!

      I was the same with the dialect! I wasn't sure it would be my thing but I ended up loving it!

  2. See, I would describe it more as post-apocalyptic rather than dystopian, although the genres tend to cross over of course.

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for more Jack and Saba witty banter too :P


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