The Darkest Minds
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 22nd 2013
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: The Darkest Minds (#1)
I FINALLY decided to read this book. Honestly it had been on my TBR for ages and with the movie coming out I decided to see if it was worth the hype. And IT IS (I immediately ordered the following book). This is a post-apocalyptic book where teenagers are suffering from a kind of virus that killed...
Good grief this book was long and tedious. It could have ended at least half a dozen times but it just kept going. I think it was about 500 pages and for most of it my eyes were just glazed over. Not all young adult dystopian novels are equal. The main character Ruby was flat and I didn't care or ...
⭐4 stars⭐We'll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.Now excuse me while I cry in the corner because that ending BROKE MY HEART!
Mini-Review : I think lately dystopian novels about tyrannical and crazy governments targeting a group of its citizens for being different and a "threat"....is just a bit too real for me. I finished this book and I was depressed....impressed with the story and the characters and how it all came to...
WOW!! This bleak yet secretly, against all sorts of odds hopeful dystopian gem has been hyped to the umpteenth degree and frankly does not (completely) disappoint. Yes, the writing is not poetic (for the most part) and the Dystopian genre has been done...fried, refried, charred well done, over hard ...