Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Release Date: October 15, 2013
The Overview: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
After reading The Darkest Minds, I felt highly entertained yet still a little dissatisfied. I go into great detail in my review so I won’t delve into it here, but suffice to say it was a bit of a downer. Aside from that, I quite enjoyed the writing style, the characters, and the love story. Those things were powerful enough that even though I finish the book in a bad mood, I still want to see where she takes it next. If you liked Divergent, Partials, and The 5th Wave, this might be a great author for you to try next…
Here’s my review of book #1: