Book review – The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did, but the author’s voice drew me in and the character growth kept me going all the way to the end. This post-apocalyptic dystopia has the typical YA romance trope, but it wasn’t over done in my opinion. In fact, the book wouldn’t have been the same without it because the love interest is what drove Ruby’s character growth and changes.

One complaint I have is that toward the second half of the book, the editing got lazy. Overused words, misplaced commas, etc. Not enough to make me put it down (I was already invested in Ruby and in love with Liam), but enough that I noticed.

Although the reason behind the kids’ development of psychic powers wasn’t explained, I didn’t mind, because I have a feeling the author will explain this to me in other books from this series, which I plan on reading.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dystopic fiction, young adult or otherwise.

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