• ★★★★-4

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Spoiler-Free)

So the ending has me a little bit shook... But before we talk about that, I'm going to try to gather my thoughts about the rest of the book into a semi-coherent review. Some parts of this were a bit boring to me, especially at the beginning. I felt like there was no clear conflict or plot; there was no explanation for what the characters were doing and why. Some parts of this book definitely dragged (until the ending of course) and I found the chapters to be just a tinybit too long for my taste. One thing I did really like though was the ending of this book. There were three major plot points/twists that had me shook. However, while I did enjoy the ending I felt like I have read one of those plot twists before in the Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu. That series still holds its position as my all time favorite dystopian series because the plot twists in this don't even come close to the quality of the Legend books. Anyway, after saying all the things that I didn't love about this book I'm ready to tell you about what I found that this book was the strongest at: Having lovable, fleshed out characters. Liam, Zu, Ruby, and Chubs are all amazing and were sometimes the sole reason I continued reading- especially at the beginning when I didn't even know what the plot was. All in all, I enjoyed this book and I plan on reading the sequel. I'm so glad that I finished this just in time for the movie! Time to watch the trailer!

Song I was reminded of while reading: Seven Nation Army

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