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Young, Moira.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011
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Saba lives with her beloved twin brother Lugh in Silverlake, which isnít a lake at all, but instead a desolate wasteland left after the Wreckers had destroyed most everything on earth.  But Saba is content to scavenge old junkyards with her brother until the day four dark men on horseback come to take him away.  Left only with her younger sister, Saba sets off to find her brother on a harrowing journey that leads her straight to the doorstep of the ruling king who has kidnapped Lugh in order to have a human sacrifice during the next festival.  (Kristin Roper for Colorado Blue Spruce Award, 2013)

Saba lives with her pa, twin brother Lugh and little sister Emmi on the edge of Silverlake, which used to actually be a lake, but is now little more than a mud puddle.  The country is constantly ravaged by devastating sandstorms.  Saba and her family salvage from dumps left long ago by the Wreckers.  When four cloaked horsemen appear out of the sandstorm, killing their father and kidnapping Lugh, Saba swears to him that she will follow and find him.  Trying to leave Emmi behind with an old friend of her fatherís, and followed by her faithful pet crow Nero, Saba takes off across the desert, finding that she is stronger than she thought, and a survivor.  As she is captured by a mad couple who sail a ship across the desert, sold to be a cage fighter, and teams up with daredevil Jack and a group of female rebels called the Free Hawks, she finds that there is much more wrong with her world than lack of rain and a missing brother.  (Book Talk Author: Julie Richards, Colorado Blue Spruce Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:      Kidnapping -- Fiction.
                        Hand-to-hand fighting -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Twins -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Coming of age -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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