Review: ‘Raging Star’ by Moira Young

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Raging Star’ by Moira YoungRaging Star by Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands Trilogy #3
Published by Doubleday Canada, Random House Children's Books on May 13th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover
Source: publisher unsolicited
Her passion kept them alive. Now it may destroy them all.

Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo...until she meets him and finds herself drawn to the man and his vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to build a stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The young and the healthy. Under his control.

Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Presumed dead, he's gone undercover, feeing Saba crucial information in secret meetings. Saba hides her connection with DeMalo and commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother, Lugh, and her sister, Emmi, Saba leads a small guerilla band against the settlers and the Tonton militia. But the odds are overwhelming. Saba knows how to fight—she's not called the Angel of Death for nothing. But what can she do when the fight cannot be won? Then DeMalo offers Saba a chance—a seductive chance she may not be able to refuse. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves?

The road has never been more dangerous, and betrayal lurks in the most unexpected places in the breathtaking conclusion to the Dust Lands Trilogy.

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I was highly anticipating the release of Raging Star but I also wanted to make sure I was ready for the conclusion. I avoided reading this for a couple of months only because I didn’t want it to end. You can say I wanted to keep myself immersed in Saba’s story.


In that case, I got my wish because this was all about Saba taking down DeMelo. His tyranny had to end and what better way then infiltrate his mission in life? I found the beginning to be very slow and boring. The only parts driving me go keep going was the parts where the traitor was talking about Jack. The middle finally picked up and the ending was just intense. I didn’t know what to feel to be honest. I’m still upset about it. The traitor is finally revealed and even though I guessed right, I still didn’t want it to be that person. I mean it tore me apart..AHHH


Overall, it was a great ending to the trilogy, even if there were some twists and turns coming at you from every corner. I will miss Saba and the gang, though they’ll always be in the books so we can re-read them over again.

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You have a rare fire within you. The power to change things. The courage to act in the service of something greater than yourself. (31)
His mouth close. His warm breath kisses my lips. Oh, my traitor soul. What is it in me that cleaves to him? To blue me melt me lose me. (33)
A leader tells her people as little as possible, only what they need to know. (39)
I’m stronger fer love, not weaker. (136)
I’m constant. I ain’t goin nowhere. (314)
Who you are is yer destiny. As you change, so it changes. (338)
I don’t need no stone to find you. I’d find you anywhere. (431)





  1. Cali W.

    November 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Good review. I haven’t read this one yet, but I like your quotes. 😉

  2. Jaime Lynn

    October 30, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    I love it when I find a book, or a whole series of books, that I love enough to re-read! It is a great feeling. Anyways, I haven’t read these books. I have always heard really great things about them, but some other book was always waiting to be read. It sounds like this is a series I should give a chance to though. A series that is great from beginning to end, even the dreaded middle child, is a series that should always be given a shot!

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