Liz* ~ Procrastinator Extraordinaire

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands Series #1)

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands Series #1) - 4.5 Stars First of all, I need to congratulate myself for finishing this book. English isn't my native language, so I'm kind of a hero. Well done, hon.This was such a refreshing reading, with characters worth caring about, definitely something different from what I've been reading lately. Not only because of the freaking poetically minimal writing style but also because of Saba, a brilliant and dynamic heroine, and the way she assimilate her reality. Saba's dialect was perfect in order to introducing me in her raw, primitive and sensorial world. The way she interpreted feelings, fears, strategies and the world around her was really intriguing. I loved Saba and her relationship with poor little Emmi. They evolved in front of me, they got stronger, braver, and loyal to each other. After so many years ignoring her, Saba realized how much Emmi meant for her. Emmi was a fighter and she had a little bit of a temper, just like her sister. What I loved most about this book was the action. I never felt bored. It was intriguing from page one. However, I had some issues with the story. Jack was a such a dreamy guy, but I'm not buying this "I wanted to help you since the first time I saw you" speech. I'd love to see what this "unsolved business" are. Even more, I don't get how everybody was willing to risk their lives just because of Saba. I understand loyalty, but in a hard world like this, finding people like them was pretty impressive...I think DeMalo was fascinating, I hope I'll see more of him in the next book.Was Ike's death even necessary? u.u You make my brain hurt, he says Most romantic line ever.