Rebel Heart by Moira Young
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Series: Dust Lands #2
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: October 30, 2012
Read: Jan. 18 - 19
Source: School Library
Challenge: 2013 Bingo Read Challenge (Category: Series)
The first thing I noticed once I started this book was that Lugh, Saba's brother, was such a freaking annoying asshole. I mean, he was the whole reason Saba risked her life so many times, and he seemed so ungrateful for it. Every time he opened his mouth to talk I wanted to strangle him. I'm sure there is a reason behind this, because Saba had loved him so much before, and I have a feeling that this wasn't the brother she loved.
A character I really enjoyed reading about was Emmi. She's a completely different person from who she was in the beginning of Blood Red Road. Not only is she a stronger person at heart, but also at mind. I loved watching her finally speak up and not let people stomp on her, very much like Saba.
Rebel Heart was a much darker book than I had expected. A lot of emotions come and go, anger, lust, betrayal, just so many things. What I'm trying to say is that Rebel Heart was very much driven by emotions and relationships rather than heart-pounding action.
At last, the romance. Yes, there is romance -or rather- romances. Not only with Saba and quite a few men, but also between a few other individuals. Therefore, don't fret, you'll get your romance.
What I took away from this book was that everything that happens to us changes who we are. There was a lot of talk about stars and destiny, and I hope to find out more about it in the next book.