Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Ruby runs away from the Children's League and meets up with a group of teens on the run who are looking for East River and the Slip Kid, a place and person who seem to be the answer to all their problems.
Ruby is a likable character, although there is a little too much of her underestimating her own attractiveness, and her desire to be not girly can be a little much at times. Her traveling group are all great supporting characters. Liam, the group's flawed leader is adorable and you just want everything to work out for him, even though it's very unlikely that will happen. Chubs slowly grows on you, and little Zu just sounds like a lost little girl that anyone would want to hug and take care of. This book has action, romance, and it was hard for me to put it down. It wasn't exactly what I was wanting to read when I picked it up, but I became so engrossed in the story that I just couldn't walk away.
The ending is heart breaking, but since this is the first in a planned trilogy, there will hopefully be some happier resolution later on.