Monday, January 7, 2013

Review : The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds
By : Alexandra Bracken
Publisher : Disney Hyperion
Published : December 18, 2012

Rating : 3.5 Stars

I liked this book but I didn't love it like I wanted to. I thought the idea behind this was good and it was very interesting and similar to Divergent. I really was able to engage with each of the characters, I felt like they were well developed and there were none that I disliked or cringed when their part of the story came up. I enjoyed the writing and thought that the flow was good and easy to get through. As I said I think the idea behind children with special abilities and ones that are deadly was very interesting kept me wanting more.

The part that I was not so crazy about was the length. At times I felt like the story got very slow and I had to keep pushing to get through it. I feel that the book easily could have been 100 pages less and that could have kept the story moving at a faster pace and kept me more engaged. And that is just a matter of personal preference. I don't like stories that are overly detailed, I like the action to keep moving. So, yes I would recommend this book. It is entertaining and will make you feel a different range of emotions throughout up until the very last page