Friday, February 24, 2017
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
In this young adult dystopian novel, a virus has hit the US, that either kills children between ages 10 and 17 or gives them psychic powers. Ruby is put into a government run camp where children who are affected are kept. Their parents are told they are being rehabilitated, but they are not. She convinces the camp that she is a Green, with powers that are not dangerous, so she is able to survive. Then, when she is 16 years old, a woman breaks her out of the camp along with another boy who is also an Orange, those who can control the minds of other people. Ruby quickly realizes that they only want to use her and she escapes and winds up first with a small group of other children; Chubs, Liam and Zu, but they later join a group of children who are living in a camp that is supposed to be free children. Danger, romance, psychic powers and evil adults and children fill this YA dystopian novel. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.