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The Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road; Rebel Heart; Raging Star

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All three books in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games,” are now available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

In Blood Red Road, Saba is forced to flee Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms, when four cloaked horsemen capture her beloved twin brother Lugh. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter—and when she teams up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her civilization. The action continues in Rebel Heart when a new enemy arises, and Saba needs all of her warrior’s strength just to survive. The stakes only get higher in Raging Star. Because although Saba knows how to fight—she’s not called the Angel of Death for nothing—sometimes there are fights that cannot be won. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves?

This riveting trilogy is “a natural for Hunger Games fans” (Publishers Weekly) that makes an ideal gift.

1376 pages, Paperback

First published October 20, 2015

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Moira Young

10 books2,230 followers
Moira Young is from Vancouver, BC and now lives in the UK. A former actor and opera singer, her debut novel, Blood Red Road, first in the Dustlands trilogy, was published in 2011 to international acclaim. It won a host of prizes including the Costa Children’s Book Award, the British Columbia Book Prize for Children’s Literature and France's Le Prix des Incorruptibles. In the USA it won a Cybils Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction and was an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults book. It is being developed for film by Ridley Scott. The second Dustlands book, Rebel Heart, was a finalist in Canada for the Sunburst Prize, BC Stellar Award and Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy. The last part of the Dustlands trilogy, Raging Star, was published in May 2014. The Dustlands books are published in 30 countries.

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4 reviews
June 24, 2017
I was surprised by how much I loved this series! Saba, fiercely devoted to her twin brother Lugh, grows as she finds friendship, love, and hard choices along the way.
June 23, 2016
loved this series. if you liked divergent or even the hunger games this will be one to read. a little darker than divergent which is what was so intriguing. very thought provoking and made for an exciting read. once you get passed the wrighting style that in itself brought you to a different era all together the books were great! would love to read more series' like this.
2 reviews
February 8, 2022
I loved the first book and actually reread it recently because I had no idea that it was a series... and then the rest of the series happened and I had to fight my way through all the annoying details that I did not care about. In the end I did not even finish the last book and just read spoilers and feel as though that was good enough. Too much plot not enough character development.
15 reviews
October 14, 2019
I read Moira Young's trilogy. The reviews promised it was better than the hunger games. I haven't read the hunger games books themselves but judging by the Dust Lands, they must be terrible.
Dust lands began well actually, but quickly became illogical. The best bit about the books is the lead character in the first one. She is determined, is no-nonsense and doesn't hesitate to do what's right.
The book suffers in its unconvincing plot. Several turn of events make 0 sense.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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11 reviews
February 17, 2020
Was hesitant at first when my mother brought home blood read road for me to read but I ended up obsessed with the book! 6 years after I read blood red road, this trip loft remains my favourite book/trilogy of all time! Constantly full of suspense, adventure, romance, the lot! Took the book(s) everywhere with me when I read them and still forever looking for more of Young’s books to read
May 20, 2022
I FREAKIN LOVED THIS TRILOGY!!! I absolutely couldn’t put it down. I read the first book years ago, and all I could remember was that I loved it. I recently learned that there were two sequels and ordered them. So good!! Not the ending that I had hoped for exactly, but still a good conclusion to the story!
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July 28, 2017
Loved this trilogy. I was drawn in immediately and loved all three books. There a few unsettling events but hey it's an alternate reality. I've read the books twice. I'm waiting for more from this author.
28 reviews
May 8, 2020
I was absolutely captivated by Blood Red Road. It was original, fresh, savage and unexpectedly funny. I loved the voice. Sabah was a great character - fierce, ruthless and unforgiving. Great world building. Good love story. The rest of the series did not live up to the first fabulous book.
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November 21, 2019
Loved it right up until the end, still a great read and one of my favorite books
7 reviews
April 4, 2020
The language takes some getting used to but i promise once you do you will fall in love with this series!
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5 reviews
January 16, 2021
I don't normally leave reviews but I read these books about 6 years ago and I remember loving them so much, still do to this day. An extremely underrated series!
7 reviews
April 17, 2015
ok, I haven't actuly read this book but i tried. I really did. But, oh my god it is so badly edited
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14 reviews
March 30, 2015
love this book. Ruined civilization, a mad max feel with a strong female heroine. Saba must fight to save everyone and everything.
95 reviews
March 16, 2016
Dystopian books are one of the favorites and this one met my expectations. All my emotions were touched during this book and once again it is another book I was so sad once it was over.
1 review
July 25, 2017
The Dustlands was one of the best series I've ever read
Favorite Characters
-Lugh (even though he was a jerk)
-Jack (though he got a bit annoying)
-and everyone except DeMalo and his people
I am so sad that Lugh and Emmi died because thats who Saba did everyhting for so in the end it seems so pointless and things were still unsettled with Jack and Saba
Thats why I gave it 4 stars but I stilll recommend it
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