Release date: October 30th, 2012
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?
This time around the author's strange writing style was barely noticeable to me. It's a testament to her ability to create an amazing story. However, I have to say I was pretty disappointed with Saba for most of this book. Saba seems to have lost the strength that she had while searching for Lugh and is perfectly content to let him take the lead on everything including her own life. Lugh annoyed me a lot because he seems to think that his opinion matters more than Saba's despite all that she did to find and rescue him. Saba also had a lot to deal with in the love department since she has not one or two, but three men in love with her. This definitely creates a lot of complications in Saba's life and journey to find Jack. We get to know a lot of the other characters on another level and see different sides to them. Even though I wasn't happy with Saba in this book, there are still some amazing plot twists and exciting moments. The ending completely throws me for a loop and I can't wait to see what happens next in Saba's life. I definitely recommend this if you like dystopian fiction and have read Blood Red Road.