by David Hofmeyr
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Just released: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Dystopia, YA
Hardback: 336 pages
Stone Rider series:
Blood Rider - July 2016
In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of Elmore Leonard, this inventive debut novel, a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life.
Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.
The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.
And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.
GOT me at the get go!
Bykes and bonding in a desert race setting makes this an exciting read with a wild west vibe. There's even a couple showdowns to spice things up.
Loved the three main characters, each heroes in their own special and unique ways.
The snappy and snarky dialogue (or lack of) was so amusing. It had me chuckling at times.
Can't wait until the next book is released next year to find out more about the mysterious Sky-Base.
About the author:
He works as a Planner for Ogilvy & Mather in the UK. Stone Rider is David Hofmeyr’s first novel. He also wrote the companion novel, Blood Rider.
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