Saturday, November 24, 2012


Review : Rebel Heart - Moira Young

Author: Moira Young
Title: Rebel Heart
Series: Dust Lands #2
Published: October 30, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry
Format: Hardcover, 432 Pages
Source: Bought via Amazon

“We like to think we’re in charge of our own lives, but we ain’t.” 

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.

My Thoughts

I read the Blood Red Road(Dust Lands #1) a couple of months back and absolutely loved it!It was the first Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic book that I read and it was quite an amazing page turner.After reading Blood Red Road I could hardly wait for the sequel and I was really excited to read it soon.And the sequel,Rebel Heart did not disappoint!

Red Blood Road ended with a bit of a cliffhanger and I could hardly wait to find out how the everything works out for Saba, Jack, DeMalo and Lugh. The sequel starts out with Jack's POV-he's meeting up with Molly to let her know about Ike.And the rest of the book is narrated through Saba's POV.And Saba was as kick-ass as in Red Blood Road.The story-telling was beautiful and the there was a lot of twists that kept me on the edge.

The action was intense and the there were a lot of surprises that left me frustrated.And if you expect to see the sweet ol' Lugh in Rebel Heart think again!Whatever happened back when he was captured by the Tonton has left Lugh bitter.He's still protective and sweet(at times) but the relationship between him and Saba is strained.The fact that Saba's fighting her own demons and is pretty spooked outta her mind adds further strain to their to their bond.Lugh's bitterness leaves him furious with Saba, Jack and their father.

All of the characters Emmi, Maev, Tommo(aww poor Tommo *sign*) and DeMalo have changed quite a bit.These changes have given the story a great twist.
Overall, Rebel Heart was filled with nothing but awesome-ness and I totally recommend it to every one who loves some good ol' fast paced action and a lil romance!

“All the time I’ve knowed you, Jack, you kept the door to that heart of yers locked up tight an the key hid away. Looks like she found it.

He says nothing. Molly waits.Keys ain’t her style, he says. She kicked the door down.”

The Author 

Moira Young - A Native Canadian who lives in the UK.She has been actress, dancer AND opera singer!But her first loves are books and writing.

My Rating


  1. OOOhhh! Rebel Hearts!! Im glad you enjoyed it but I wish Lugh an Saba's relationship wasn't so strained. After reading your review, I wish I could read it right now!

    Devoured by Books - I noticed your blog on goodreads:)

  2. Cool blog, I got jealous. :) Would love for a follow back.

  3. @siriusyareader

    Thanks!You should definitely read Rebel Heart-trust me it's amazing!
    Yep it does suck that Lugh has changed but hopefully things will be better in the next book. :)

    I followed your blog too-Remember the enviable shelves I mentioned? :P

  4. @Francis Casabuena

    Lol!I'm glad you like it,Thanks for stopping by! :D
    & yes I did follow back. :)


  5. Great review! I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so defo have to pick up this one. :)

  6. Another book to add to my endless To Be Read list! Glad to see another new blog in the blogosphere! Come by and check out mine.

  7. Great review! I love the quote you put there. :D

    New follower!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  8. @V. Shaw
    Thanks,V!You should definitely pick it up.Usually when the first book is awesome the sequel ends up being disappointing but in Rebel Heart Moira Young does not disappoint!
    Your blog post "Not Impressed" had me LOL-ing! :D

  9. @Henry Circle
    Thanks for the welcome Henry!I will be stopping by your blog soon. :)

  10. @Henry Circle
    Thanks for the welcome Henry!I will be stopping by your blog soon. :)

  11. @Stephanie Verhaegen
    Thanks for the follow and your comment,Steph! :)

  12. @Stephanie Verhaegen
    Thanks for the follow and your comment,Steph! :)

  13. I enjoyed 'Blood Red Road', but haven't had a chance to read this one yet. Sounds good (and I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters next). Arbitrary critique -- I think the book cover looks like a movie poster (a movie I'd TOTALLY go see, by the way).

    New follower! My blog is

  14. I read the first book and didn't like it at all :-(

  15. @ Nickie - You should read it ASAP Nickie-It's a book that you shouldn't miss out on! :D
    @ Lectus - I'm sorry you didn't like it!Perhaps it was the dialect?A lot of people were not comfortable with it.

    Thanks for stopping by guys!Your support means a lot to me! :)


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