Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Rebel Heart by Moira YoungRebel Heart by Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands #2
Genre: Dystopia
Release Date: 30th October 2012
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Bought
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Rating: one-star

Saba thought her world would return to normal after they defeated the Tonton and rescued her kidnapped brother Lugh. The family head west for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But a formidable enemy is on the rise. What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants?

Rebel Heart was a massive disappointment of a book. I remember loving Blood Red Road when I read it, and I have been eagerly anticipating reading the sequel, even though it took me forever to get to it. But I almost wish I’d never tried to read it.

For one thing, I completely forgot that Young doesn’t use speech marks in this book. I remembered the dialect, but not the lack of punctuation. I don’t remember this making Blood Red Road all that difficult to read, but it was hard to read here. Maybe because I started skim reading quite early on, and the lack of speech marks made it difficult to do so.

The plot was dull. The book starts off quite well for a chapter or so, and then it all goes downhill. First of all, nothing much happens for most of the book. Saba is suffering from PTSD after the events in the first book, which could have perhaps been a good story arc for her, but then the PTSD is magically cured by a shaman. Hmm.

As for her relationship with Jack… Well, I didn’t care for it. Saba also had two other guys going after her, which had me rolling my eyes. I don’t have time for love triangles, let alone love squares. I didn’t ship anything in this book, and since the main plot of the book was the romantic relationships between Saba and various others, I was bored to tears.

Needless to say, I won’t be finishing this trilogy. I’ll have a look at some spoilery reviews instead, because I just can’t bring myself to read any more about these characters.

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