Happy Book Birthday to BLOOD RED ROAD

Cage fighting. Romance. A stunning, post-apocalyptic landscape. Revolution. What more could you ask for? Blood Red Road, the debut dystopian novel from Moira Young is something like a Hunger Games, True Grit mash-up featuring one of the butt-kickingest females around. Which moves Not Your Mother's Book Club to wonder, if put in a cage fight, who would win: Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (who may struggle since her best asset is a bow and arrow, not great for cage fights), Trice from Divergent (we all know she can throw a good punch), or the new dystopian combat queen, Saba from Blood Red Road. Though Blood Red Road may be to dark for some people's taste, Not Your Mother's Book Club is thrilled to recommend it to all our friends. Though it may take some readers a chapter or so to habituate to the dialect, it's well worth the push.What follows is one of the most kinetic, exciting and memorable debuts of the year, great for the older teens who love some action with their summer reading.