Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)Title: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Page Number: 488
Format: Hardcover
Source: Own
Synopsis: 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 Review
This book gave me all the feels. It was exciting, amazing, fantastic, everything. I absolutely loved it!
The characters in this book really developed as the book went on and I loved all of them. Ruby, Liam, Zu, and Chubs were some of the most enjoyable characters I have read about in a long time. They had their moments but I just loved to read about them. Liam had a way with words and everything he said was beautiful. Ruby started out cold but grew to love her new friends as the book went on.
This book was action packed and filled with awesome! I loved all the action scenes in the van and even just the scenes with Liam and Ruby hanging out. Everything about the plot was great, but the ending killed me! For a week after reading this book I just kept listening to Just Give Me A Reason by Pink, because it perfectly described the ending for me.
The writing was great. Alexandra Bracken really built up the world and created a great romance and I found myself sinking into this book. It was phenomenal!
Everything about this book was fantastic. I didn't do it justice in this review, but I hope that you will pick it up because it was amazing! I can't really describe it as the next Hunger Games or Divergent because it's not. This book is something all its own. It's creative and beautiful and definitely worth your time.

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