Saturday, December 24, 2011

The 12 Books of Christmas -- Book #1 -- My Favorite Book of 2011!!!

I've been counting down my 12 favorite books of 2011, and  today we are ready for #1. To clarify, these are book I READ in 2011; they weren't necessarily published in 2011. I have rated 18 books so far this year with a perfect 5 out of 5 hats. So my top twelve books were a bit difficult to determine. My #1 book of 2011 is:
Blood Red Road, by Moira Young

Click on the title to read my full review. I don't know where to begin with this book. I loved EVERYTHING about it. The characters, the dusty, bleak setting, the bad guys, the action, the love interest. Most of all, I loved the dialect. I think this is what made this book feel so real to me. It didn't bother me at all, and I felt like I was living this adventure with the characters because of this technique. From my review:


The plot moves rapidly and is very exciting, as Saba embarks on an epic journey to places she had no idea even existed. But what also is compelling is the change in Saba. She becomes a warrior—tough and hard. She rises to every challenge that comes her way, no matter how impossible the odds. She makes friends and enemies along the way, and each character is well portrayed and important to the story.

Saba has a pet crow named Nero and you will fall in love with him. He’s an important character, and I totally believed in his abilities. Emmi, the younger sister, is totally frustrating. She never does what she’s told, and I really wanted to slap her several times. Jack is Saba’s romantic hero, and he’s perfect too. I could go on and on about these wonderful characters.

This is apocalyptic and dystopian. It's an adventure and a thriller. It's a must read. For sure. I need some more from Moira Young....please???



Feel free to link up your favorite books in the comments, if you want. Thanks for following along. What are some of your favorites of 2011?







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3 comments:

  1. Very interesting choice for #1. I didn't actually finish this one. Perhaps I'll have to try it again and see!

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  2. I haven't read this one yet. I have it so maybe I need to move it up my pile. When I'm back to Internet and not forced to use my phone for everything I'll definitely put you blog button on my site. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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  3. I haven't read this one yet. I have it so maybe I need to move it up my pile. When I'm back to Internet and not forced to use my phone for everything I'll definitely put you blog button on my site. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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