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Young Adult Fiction Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic

Rebel Heart

Dust Lands: 2

by (author) Moira Young

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, General
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price

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Where to buy it


The second book in Moira Young's critically acclaimed and bestselling Dust Lands young adult trilogy is now available in paperback!
They call her the Angel of Death. She defeated a tyrant, but victory has come at a cost. The fight to free her kidnapped brother, Lugh, has unleashed a dark power in the Dust Lands, and the restless and enigmatic Jack can no longer be trusted. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, Saba struggles to restore order to her world, and now a formidable new enemy is on the rise.
What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? Nothing is certain and no one is safe in this breathtaking second volume of the Dust Lands trilogy.

About the author

Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, Blood Red Road, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with Rebel Heart, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and Raging Star. A native Canadian, Moira lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at

Moira Young's profile page

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Rebel Heart:
"Rebel Heart is a kick to the gut; a book that will rip your heart out, tear it to shreds, and then apologize while trying to paste it back together. An emotional whirlwind, every second of Rebel Heart is worth the agony. It is a stunning continuation of what I already believed to be a perfect novel. Young has once again amazed me and left me breathless." —MTV's Hollywood Crush

"Young is even more ambitious this time out, interweaving multiple plot threads and narrative voices. . . . Her immersive storytelling will lure readers deeper into this dangerous, starkly lovely terrain." —Publishers Weekly

"Simple language and straightforward storytelling characterize Young's second book in the Dust Lands Trilogy. . . . Young's invented rural dialect ('You bin hit! Pull it out! I says.'), truncated phrases and curt, simple sentences make this a quick dash of a read. Plot-driven and action-packed with violence, romance and intrigue." —Toronto Star

“A solid and emotional sequel buoyed by Moira Young's most excellent writing. . . . I was utterly engrossed through the entire read.” —Recovering Potter Addict

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