We all have a soft spot for an epic adventure and Moira Young’s Blood Red Road is undoubtedly an adventure of mammoth proportions.
When their father is mysteriously killed and their brother kidnapped, the only thing Saba and her younger sister can agree on is that their brother must be saved. NON-negotiable. Having never been close, the sisters must venture out together into a world ruled by The Wreckers – they have a long journey ahead of them for more than one reason. The quest to save their brother takes them across a desert sea, in and then out of the clutches of an evil sand ship captain and even into a gladiator’s ring. The journey will change the sister’s relationship forever and though at times impossibly hard, they never once question their path down the blood red road.
With an unsettling edge that will keep you guessing, Blood Red Road (#1 in the Dustlands series) is an enthralling tale about just what people can do when faced with death, and the death of a loved one.
Highly recommended for any one who loves Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games as much as we do! Best for 13+, $19.
Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
Weisberger once again has produced a winner with her most recent novel, Last Night at Chateau Marmont. We follow thirty-something nutritionist Brooke who works two jobs to support her struggling musician husband, Julian. When Julian scores a huge recording deal with Sony, they are catapaulted immediately into the glitzy rock star lifestyle.
Unprepared for the paparazzi and hectic travel schedule, Brooke and Julian start having some problems and one fateful night at Chateau Marmont threatens to bring their marriage to a crashing halt.
Set in the incredible city of New York, Weisberger creates realistic characters that will make you laugh, cry and empathise. This novel is a really enjoyable read and will have you looking forward to her next story!
***Also by Lauren Weisberger:
The Devil Wears Prada
Everyone Worth Knowing
Chasing Harry Winston