Blood Red Road – Infinite Oneness Stars 12


I became a soulless shell after I read this book! This book has my soul and I’m never getting it back. We are ONE.

5 + Infinite Oneness Stars!

About the Book

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1), by Moira Young

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 four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba’s world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba’s unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization








I am speechless! As I’m writing this I’m still struggling to find the right words to describe how the story, the characters, the world and just the overall FEELING of this book sucked my soul in rabbit hole of wondrousness. I can only say I say ONE THING…


I really don’t know how to describe how this book made me feel! Except maybe that this book is perfection! Every word, every sentence in this book is perfection! Every sentence builds the worlds, develops the characters, advances the plot…

I know it has been said before but the best way to describe this book is a mix of The RoadMax Mad and Hunger Games. Imagine the desolation of The Road, the psychotically bizarre world and characters of Mad Max and a rural brave girl name Saba Katnissing her way through all of it.

It is real but magical, rough but poetic… It’s all the wonderful things ever existed at once!

Moira is just a wizard! She develops the characters and paints the scenery and settings of this grunge world almost in every step the characters take but in a way that is just blended perfectly with the action without slowing you down.

The story is told in first person and from word ONE you will be mesmerized by the desolated atmosphere and the captivating voice of uneducated Saba. I was hopelessly enthralled by the realism of her slang so in tuned with the ravaged, decayed post-apocalyptic world where she lived. 🙂

“Ain’t you figured it out yet? It’s all in his head! There ain’t nothing written in the stars! There ain’t no great plan. The world goes on. Our lives just go on in this godforsaken place. And that’s it. Until the day we die”

I loved Saba but.. Oh my the ALL wicked characters in this book! I don’t know if I want to kiss them hug them or pet them like a cute but smelly puppies! The characters are so fantastic! Simple, natural, rural, and raw. Even Nero Saba’s crow pet is great! Especially Nero if you ask me. Since there is no love triangle I don’t have to pick a team but…



Nero is one of my favorites of the characters in this bizarroland!


If you haven’t done so yet, grab this audio book [It HAS to be the audio book] RIGHT NOW!

Seriously, this book is THE BEST Dystopian/Apocalyptic I have ever read! I can’t remember a better book at this moment!

As I mentioned in my “Magical Audio Books” post, I tried reading a few pages of the real book and I couldn’t get through it because of all the slang. I’m SOOOOO happy I tried as audio book! This audio book is just SPECTACULAR! (the narrator, Heather Lind, does FABULOUS with the slang and the drawl giving a unique voice to each crazy character.)

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12 thoughts on “Blood Red Road – Infinite Oneness Stars

  • Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    Wow. This sounds AMAZING. Like, incredible. I love your review!

    I felt a similar feeling when I started reading Rebel of the Sands because it’s got some serious kind of Wild West type Western prose and it’s amazing, but it took me some getting into. I can definitely see how an audio book would work so well in that sort of instance.

    I’m adding this to my TBR… Because – how could I not after this?

    Wonderful, wonderful review!

    • Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

      oh oh.. YOU ARE SOOOO INCREDIBLY SWEET I think I’m showing ALL the signs. I’m blushing, and giggling, and shuffling one foot in circles, and grinning, and clasping my hands, and twirling my hair with one finger, and blushing again…yup! I think I have a blog crush on you LOL! your comments are sooooo so sweet and always make me smile! 🙂 xoxo

  • Jackie

    Now I am curious to listen to the audiobook. Nice going! I have Dustlands 1 and two on my shelf, and I couldn’t finish the first one because I didn’t like reading dystopia. But, I think that has changed a bit. At least I can handle the strife and gloominess of it all.

  • Evelina

    Yes, this story ABSOLUTELY ROCKED. The first part of this series is stunning, beautiful, lovely. Didn’t you just ADORE that pidgin? I loved it, it gave SUCH an atmosphere to the whole book. And besides that, it’s all just so honest, true to the heart. It was all very good.

    However. I must warn you not to expect too much from the sequels. I have not really.. talked with anyone who liked what the author did with them. I certainly didn’t. Some things she made Saba choose were just too much. Especially deteriorating to her character. The Saba from the first books wouldn’t have chosen those things, I think. It just doesn’t feel like it.

    But DO read the other books! Cause I want to know your opinion and discuss 🙂 they’re still worth the read.

    And of course Nero rocks 🙂 he survives the damn series. That much I can tell you. And I was damn happy about that. This series is kind of like GoT -.- sorry if I’m spoiling a little, now forget 😀

    • Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

      yes, exactly! that’s the word! it’s the atmosphere that is ALWAYS there and so unique! I did read book 2 and it wasn’t as marvelous but I did like it enough to give it 4 stars. I’m hoping I can listen to book 3 soon but I can imagine it won’t be as good. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll come back with my thoughts. I’m sure we’ll be on the same page 🙂 LOVE THE NERO SURVIVES! Thanks for letting me know!