Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Darkest Minds: A Review (The Darkest Minds #1)

Goodreads (Description):

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have 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 having a life worth living.

My Review:

This was certainly an interesting book.

The concept of colors related to kids with special abilities, who were sent to containment camps. Yeah, this definitely isn't a light read. The trials Ruby had to endure were pretty horrific.

Ruby has concealed her identity by tricking everyone to believing she is a Green, which means she can do far less than what she actually can. When an opportunity for escape comes, she takes it. Yet, this freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Ruby goes on an adventure with Liam, Zu, and Chubs. Liam is a strong leader and does his best to keep things as clean as possible, which I appreciate. Zu, bless her, is adorable and is the glue that keeps them all together. And Chubs, is the loyal incredibly intelligent friend.

These four join together to find help among other kids, seeking for ways to help their cause, even though it all seems hopeless sometimes.

Ruby had to make some very difficult choices, but in the end, I believe she did well, even if I didn't particularly liked what she did.

There is a bit of language in this book, but other than that it is clean.

I give this a 4 out of 5!

1 comment:

  1. I keep meaning to start this series, I'll have to push it up my pile.