Friday, February 1, 2013

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Katie's taking a trip back to the world of dystopias. If you're ready to make that journey with her, she's got the book for you:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

It feels like it’s been weeks--maybe months--since we took a trip down Dystopia Lane. Never fear though, the genre is still alive and well, thanks in large parts to the newest offering from Alexandra Bracken.

The Darkest Minds is set in a not-so-distant future, in an America where an entire generation of teenagers have been removed from their families and raised in camps to keep their powers under control and the rest of society safe. These powers can manifest in one of five ways, each of which have been assigned colors. Ruby has spent years pretending to be something that she isn’t, because what she is is dangerous.

Ruby’s secret isn’t to remain a secret though for much longer. Someone knows what she is and they want to use her to topple the government that locked her up. But can she trust them? Unable to be sure, she escapes and joins forces with other escaped kids, but she fears letting them in on her secret knowing that they can’t trust her. She hides from them who she is and what she can do, because in the end she’s maybe more a danger to those she loves than she is to her enemies.

A stunning series opener, readers are certain to fall in love with Ruby along with her crew--Liam, Chubbs, and Zu--and be left wanting more as the story reaches its heartbreaking climax.

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