Raging Star by Moira Young
  

Raging Star

Written by Moira Young

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RRP £7.99

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Loyalty and betrayal. Lovers and enemies - all fans of The Hunger Games will love prize-winning Moira Young’s final installment in the heart-stopping Dustlands trilogy.

Saba doesn't know who she is any more. Her encounter with DeMalo leaves her drawn to the man she knows should be her enemy. She has no choice but to continue to lead the fight against him.

The first title in this exciting trilogy, Blood Red Road, was winner of the prestigious Costa Book Award.

Synopsis

Raging Star by Moira Young

The final installment in the heart-stopping Dustlands trilogy, which began with the Costa Award-winning Blood Red Road and continued with Rebel Heart. Saba knows the price of violence. She has lost too much in the quest for freedom. Now she must decide if it's worth the fight.

You can also find out the series by visiting www.facebook.com/BloodRedRoadBook and moirayoung.com/dustlands-trilogy

Reviews

Praise for the series:

'If a better book for teenagers is published this year, I'll be surprised.' The Times

'Has an elemental power, unfolding across achingly barren landscapes, full of blistering hotwinds and swirling clouds of orange dust.' New York Times

'An astonishing debut novel which had us all hooked from the beginning to the unpredictable end.' The Costa Children's Book Award judges

‘Outstanding… think The Hunger Games meets The Road.’ - Bookseller

‘I absolutely loved reading Blood Red Road… I can't imagine a single reader that won't fall in love with Nero, the perspicacious crow.… Blood Red Road is going to win more than a few followers. And it will deserve them.’ - The Book Bag

‘Saba is a fantastically written character, she's a strong feisty heroine, with bags of guts and self determination which sees her through this non-stop rumble of hardship and adventure.’ - Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books

Blood Red Road is a fast-paced story filled with adventure, excitement, furious violence and a lustful romance. Young’s writing reminded me a little of Tod’s voice in The Knife of Never Letting Go, and the strong feisty female character reminded me of Katniss from The Hunger Games. Definitely worth a read!’ - Chicklish

‘Saba tells us that she “aint’t afeared of nuthin”, which is lucky, because she faces a fight for survival from the very beginning… Blood Red Road has been compared to The Hunger Games and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It also reminds me Russell Hoban’s Ridley Walker, although the distinctive dialect in which Young writes is much more accessible. Blood Red Road is inventive, intriguing, exciting and definitely worth a read.’ - LitBlog

About the Author

Moira Young

Moira Young was born in 1959 in New Westminster, British Columbia, and is of Scots and Cornish descent. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in European History, she moved to the UK to attend The Drama Studio, gaining her equity card on the alternative comedy circuit in the mid-80s. She became a tap-dancing chorus girl in London’s West End, appearing in 'High Society', directed by Richard Eyre, before returning to Canada and retraining as an opera singer. In 1991, Moira won the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions in Western Canada and she has sung in opera throughout the UK and Europe.

Moira wrote her first book aged nine but after being bitten by the theatre bug, she didn’t take up writing again until 2003, when she enrolled on Elizabeth Hawkins’ Writing for Children course and workshop at the City Lit. In 2006, Moira moved to Bath, where she still lives with her husband, and worked at the Bath Chronicle as PA to the Editor. She is now a full-time writer and is currently working on Rebel Heart, the sequel to Blood Red Road. Blood Red Road won the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award and was optioned for film by Ridley Scott.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

Moira Young
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Publisher

Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781407181158

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