Monday, May 21, 2018

Review @alexbracken - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #1)

The Darkest Minds
The Darkest Minds #1
by Alexandra Bracken

Goodreads blurb:  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.

About the Author:  Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books. 

Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages. 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought both paperback and ebook copies of this book (though not on purpose), but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The new cover is what spurred me to read this book because I may have another copy of the paperback with the old cover though I’m not sure yet, but it looks suspiciously familiar. 

Wow, this book definitely has some messed up stuff in it!  As both a teacher and a parent, I pray that no one would ever do this to children.  In most dystopic societies, we get to see the worst in humanity.  I love books where we evolve and in this case they get powers.  Ruby is amazing and very perceptive when it comes to living through this.  I was thrown for loops on many occasions right along with Ruby. Liam, Chubs, and Suzume.  I loved following them along on their adventure and seeing their fighting spirit while at the same time retaining their humanity.  The story is told in an amazing way that pulls you in and doesn’t let go!  When it is over, you want more!  I can’t wait to read the next book!

I highly recommend to any fans of YA dystopic fiction!  I think if you love Maze Runner and Hunger Games, then this is another series for you!

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