So, if you've read my review of Blood Red Road, you know that DeMalo really fascinated me and I'm happy to say that he makes a reappearance in Rebel Heart. Also, you learn what his real name is--how or why that happens, well, you'll have to read Rebel Heart to find out.
Asides from that, I found that reading Rebel Heart was actually pretty easy--when compared to how I initially struggled with Moira Young's unique writing style for Blood Red Road. Also, I read it rather quickly and yes, I would say that it's a page turner. Saba does a lot of traveling and has a series of adventures along the way; on top of that, she struggles with a decision made in Blood Red Road. Or rather, it haunts her. She also continues to grow as a character and Lugh seems to think that Saba is growing apart from him (which definitely bothers him).
But I think that's all I'm going to say about Rebel Heart. It really is a book (and series) that you need to experience on your own. (Which is precisely why I'm keeping my lips zipped about the plot. Honestly, I think it'd have more of an impact if you don't read the summary first.) There's action, adventure, and romance in Rebel Heart. Oh, and the ending? It'll leave you wanting the next book... badly. I should probably also mention that the romance gets upped a bit in Rebel Heart. It doesn't overtake the plot, but it's definitely there.
Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Won through a giveaway hosted by publisher.