Thursday, April 17, 2014

I LOVE BOOKS #6: The Darkest Minds

Hi book fiends!

Welcome to my weekly update of what I've read, what I'm reading, and what's up next! Apologies in advance, my thoughts are mostly "wow" and "such write" in an attempt to not spoil any of the books I'm posting about.

Finished: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

 "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.

With twists and turns and action galore, this book--first in a trilogy*--was one I couldn't put down. Having followed Alexandra Bracken's blogs for some time--before the release of this book--I was really excited when my friend, Lauren, at Honey Bee Manor had very highly recommended it. (You're sensing a trend here, right? Lauren has fabulous taste in books ;) )

Interestingly, I hadn't planned to read another book that involved powers/superpowers, but this one was definitely miles different from Vicious by V.E. Schwab.

The tension builds throughout the book as Ruby tries to understand her powers and how to control them, and her newly-found friends are endearing, funny, and each very different except for the fact that they are all trying to reclaim their lives. Happiness and lives are not spared on this journey to find answers, and perhaps escaping the rehabilitation camp wasn't the freedom Ruby imagined she'd have.

It's definitely a darker story, and maybe the ending had me throwing my book across the room. ;)

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* hey guys, hey you can buy short story in the same world--In Time--and also the second book in the series, Never Fade, if you were hooked by the first book.

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