Dystopian, General YA, Romance:

The Darkest Minds

11 Jan 2015 by Becca, No Comments »
The Darkest MindsThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #1
Published by Disney Hyperion Genres: Dystopian, General YA

“It felt like the darkness was stroking beneath my chin with a beckoning finger, whispering to me to learn forward and know its secrets.” – The Darkest Minds


How dare you book?!

You make me read an introduction, filled with fast-paced action that immediately sends me into a 2:00am “I should really be sleeping right now” fluffy pillow read-a-thon.

Then, by the middle, you plague me with the incessant scenes of boring every day activities that send me straight to sleep. I ALMOST put you down, but I don’t.. just because who knows what could happen?

Finally, everything picks up once again. You play with my emotions, pull me this way and that with 12-year old “Oh Em Gees” and FINALLY, just when I can’t even walk into the bathroom without carrying you to read along… you drop me on my head when a magical “acknowledgements” page rears its ugly head and the book is over and I say “NO? WHAT? NO!”

Needless to say, I enjoyed the book over all (hence the four stars), but it was frustrating at the same time.

The most pivotal moments of the book seemed well written, but also incredibly rushed. The sticky, uncomfortable situations that arose – such as one of the biggest moments in the book (ie. The Clancy/Ruby confrontation), were overcome so quickly that it felt like a side-story. Even later events, which were SO important in linking the first book to the sequel, were discussed as momentary occurrences that were never fully discussed or resolved.

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