Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Page Count: 488 pages
Series: The Darkest Minds #1
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.
Just finished reaction: DAMN YOU RUBY!!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!!!!!! I am crying. My tears are streaming down my face and onto the keyboard. BUT WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T FEEL. I CAN'T EVEN. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP!
I cannot believe I put this down before. I read this in one sitting and its a thick book. This is an AMAZING book which you should all go read!!
So the main character's name is Ruby. She is currently 16 years old but in a few chapters, she was I think 10ish. Before all of this happened, there's this plague -I mean there has to be something and a crappy government that controls people. This, they control children. By controlling, I mean sending kids to camps and study/experiment on them. This plague wipes out everyone except for certain people and these kids are different and developed these powers. There’s green, blue, red, yellow, and orange –orange being the most powerful and green harmless.
Ruby is a kick-ass protagonist. She’s amazing, strong, bold, and such an engaging character. Ruby is an orange but fakes being a green so the authorities can’t transfer her to an orange camp to be experimented, or stuff like that.
Liam, Liam, Liam. He was such a likeable character! I LOVE him! He’s so kind, and generous, sweet, and just aw! This is NOT a spoiler by the way but the part when he basically went in to Ruby's shower, to give her socks. I was laughing so hard and it was so awkward because he so has a crush on her and also NOT a spoiler, I almost had a heart attack on page 393 (hardcover). I literally thought Liam wasn’t joking, but he did so *swipes sweat off forehead*
THE ENDING!! I CANNOT EVEN! I thought I was gonna be like, “Oh, this seems nice. I guess it’s gonna be a happy ending after all! I wonder how this ends. … WAIT? WHAT? BUT NO WHAT? BUT! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK! I don’t know if I should applaud Alexandra Bracken for that twisted but amazing ending, or hate her. I’ll go with both. Everything she writes makes me go into tears. Even the novella! I NEED the next book ASAP.
As you can tell from my feels, GO READ THIS BOOK!!!