Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Type: Trilogy
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Date Published: December 12, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Source: Paperback // Target
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Summary: When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

My Rating:

I read this book a while back but I didn't finish it mostly because I was in a reading slump, but now that I heard such great things about this book, mostly from my friends, and the hype of the series on the internet, I decided to give it another try.

At the beginning, I find it to be pretty slow and hard to get through. There wasn't a lot of action and it just explained what happened and what is going on. I slowly got into the book as it progressed and I find that I couldn't put it down. Ruby is a strong heroine and I find her reactions to be very humane. The world was interesting to read and I enjoyed it even though it is not as good as other dystopian books that I have read. 

In conclusion, the book is enjoyable even though it was slow at the beginning so I wouldn't reccomend reading this book when you are in a reading slump.

My Rating: