We all have TBR’s a mile long, and in our heart of hearts, we know that we will never get to all of them. In this post, I would like to talk about one of these books, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, and give it some love, as I know I will probably never get round to reading it.
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.
Why I Want To Read It:
I love magic in books, adn like the idea of children fighting for themselves and being strong heroes. I also love dystopian fiction and think that this story has my name written all over it!
Why I Probably Won’t:
To be honest it is because this book has been out for a while. I missed the series when it was in its heyday, and now that all of the books are out, I would have to buy all the books in one go, to read them, instead of over a long period of time, which for me is not financially viable. I would like to read this book at some point, maybe one day I’ll take it out of the library.