Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Release Date: October 30th, 2012
Margaret K. McElderry, 432 Pages
Source: Bought the Audiobook
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Dust Lands Trilogy #2
Follow up to: Blood Red Road
There is a price on Saba’s head. She brought down a ruthless tyrant and saved her kidnapped brother. But winning has come at a terrible cost. Saba is haunted by her past—and a new enemy is on the rise, an enemy who searches for her across the Dust Lands.
Saba needs Jack: his moonlit eyes, his reckless courage, his wild heart. But Jack has left. And her brother is haunted by ghosts of his own. Then news comes that tells her Jack can never be trusted again. Deceived and betrayed, haunted and hunted, Saba will need all of her warrior’s strength just to survive. For the enemy has cunning plans of his own…
Wow. Talk about a sequel.
Rebel Heart is just as good as Blood Red Road, albeit in a completely different way. Our focus has shifted from this tunnel-vision mission of saving Lugh. It’s like – what happens after we’ve “saved the world”? Where do we go? What do we do? And where the hell is Jack?
Instead of the well-known “middle book lull”, this book brought the “action” in an almost subtle way. There was so much mystery that it didn’t feel like much action was occurring, when it all actuality..ka-boom.
Some readers may not like some things that happened but oh how I LOVED it. Characters are annoying, yes. They do annoying, STUPID, things. I feel almost masochistic – I loved being hurt like this. I loved the characters making the worst kinds of mistakes. Moira Young, bring on the pain. I’m ready for the final installment, Raging Star, which is set to be released on May 13th, 2014.