REVIEW: The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken


The characters are amazing. The plot is fantastic. The writing is insane.

Looking for the next big post apocalyptic trilogy that is going to be adapted to film? Look no further! Not looking for the next big post apocalyptic book trilogy that is going to be turned adapted to film? You’re going to want to read this trilogy anyway. ‘The Darkest Minds’ Trilogy by  Alexandra Bracken is, hands down, the best trilogy I’ve read this year. This Near Future, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi will keep you on the edge from page 1 of the first book to page 535 of the last.

From The Publisher

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…

This is one of those trilogies that you will never get tired of reading.

I feel like I am one of the last people to read ‘The Darkest Minds’. If you haven’t read ‘The Darkest Minds’… you’re gonna wanna pick it up. Go out and buy this book, support the author because she honestly deserves so much more recognition than she has.

‘The Darkest Minds’ begins with our beloved main protagonist Ruby. When she was ten years old the IAAN Epidemic broke out which affected children between the ages 8 to 14. The plague killed off millions of children who would drop dead without any notice in the middle of classes, on the sporting field, at home, everywhere and anywhere.

Then we are left with all of these kids who have, somehow, managed to survive the virus. These kids who have managed to survive are being carded off to concentration camps in busses after busses. It turns out, these kids have been left with superhuman abilities; their minds have been mutated and they can now lift things, control elements, control electricity and control people.

The plot of this book was just so captivating. Bracken makes every little detail of the novel count, not a single word is wasted. The story moves at the perfect pace and just is impossible to put down.

The characters… were flawlessly constructed. Bracken has this ability to pull at your heartstrings, ever so slightly, before, all of a sudden, all of her characters own a place in your heart. It is mind blowing.

I cannot wait to read more of Bracken’s writing. Her simplicity yet visionary imagery captures and captivates your senses. It is simply perfect.

Set in a near future America, this apocalyptic dystopian will capture your senses with emotionally charged characters, a mind blowing plot and the perfect writing style to match. You will definitely want to pick this one up.


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The characters are amazing. The plot is fantastic. The writing is insane.

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