Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) - Moira Young

Blood Red Road is achingly slow to begin and some may not be able to read belong the first few chapters, it is written in pure story form. Without any quotations or clear dialogue, it allows you to connect with the main character Saba instantly, as it uses slang spelling and mispelt words to create her unique accent.

Saba is tough and unforgiving and you'll find a dislike for her character more often than not. But with the harsh environment and the pressure of keeping her family together, you can sympathise. It isn't until she meets others along the way, that she starts to see that she needs to become a better version of herself, for Emmi's sake.