In the past few years, the young adult market has become absolutely flooded with new series from the dystopian genre. This is mostly due to the success of The Hunger Games. So, as a reader, it’s been somewhat of a chore to weed out which series in this genre have something new or attention grabbing to offer. I believe Alexandra Bracken has definitely created something wonderful in the first book of the series of the same title, The Darkest Minds.
The reader is thrust into the life of our protagonist, Ruby Daly, on the morning of her tenth birthday. We find out that for the past couple of years, children have been dying in mass numbers due to an unexplainable disease the government calls IAAN. There is no known cure, and no way to predict