Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Three in one! Cover comparison, Waiting on Wednesday, and Wishlist Wednesday!


It's Wednesday!

      Awkward empty space.

PART 1: (for the fans)

I'd like to combine the two memes I know about. Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine, and Wishlist Wednesday over at Pen to Paper. :)

Ever since I finished Blood Red Road by Moria Young last year, I was excited there was going to be another book. The story is unique, exciting, and has a distinct physical appearance that sets it apart. The whole story doesn't have any quotations for dialogue which I found annoying at first, then extremely cool. :D

Now it's sequel, Rebel Heart, comes out October 30th. I've been looking everywhere for some sort of way to get my hands on it...but ARCs seem to be nonexistent. *gasp* I just REALLY want to read this book.

Blood Red Road is a hidden treasure in the dystopian genre right now, but for the few who have read it, here is the summary for Rebel Heart if you haven't seen it already: Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV's Hollywood Crush blog called "better than "The Hunger Games.""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.

PART 2: (For the not-yet fans.)

So is Blood Red Road the kind of book you'll like? Well if you like books with a strong female lead, lots of dusty adventures and pirate ships, and of course (from the cover above^^) a lovable love interest...then of course this is the book for you!

A Goodreads summary for ya: 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 a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.
Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.
PART 3ish (for, well, everyone.)

Oh and while I'm talking about these books....cover comparison time!

The original cover for Blood Red Road:

It wasn't actually the cover that made me read the book, but a friend's recommendation. I think it's pretty cool, and really fits the storyline, because it takes place in the deserty nowhere. The title is unmistakably huge and rustic, and you see a glimpse of Saba walking away...

(Oh, now is a good opportunity to add Blood Red Road on Goodreads! Click HERE. (As well as other links on this post.)


And the paperback/new cover to match the second book:

This one looks more mainstream, but you do get a better picture of how "don't mess with me" Saba is, and the colors are vibrant and super eye catching...AND the font is super-cool...and it matches the second one now.

So I'm going to have to say even though the original is great, they did a pretty good job changing it, though I wonder why they didn't keep the same old theme for Rebel Heart? Oh well!

What do you think? :)

Oops, just found this cover too, but I'm not sure which edition it is:

I'm sorry, but WHAT. THE. HELL?

This doesn't even fit the book, and it's super random and...well I just can't look at it. It pains me to even include it on here, no offense to the people who came up with this.


Oh and hey, it might be a movie someday! lol


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