It has been five years since the rehabilitation camps were closed. Since then Zu has become the government’s spokesperson for the psi population. When things go terribly wrong at one of her speeches, Zu finds herself on the run from the very government she works for along with two other psi who are also on the run.
In a desperate attempt to prove her innocents, Zu teams up with Roman and Priyanka on a search for safety and answers. Along the way they will discover just how the government’s recovery is going and shed some light on all that is still wrong.
I loved the Darkest Minds series and though I felt that the third novel’s ending was satisfactory, I had wanted to know more about how everything would change throughout the nation, as well as, what happened to Zu and her friends. When I heard that Alexandra Bracken was writing this novel, I knew I would have to read it.
I highly enjoyed reading about Zu and everyone else again, though I would have liked to read more about Ruby and Chubs.
However, this novel was not about the original gang, it was about Zu and all that she is coming to understand and realized about herself and her nation.
I also enjoyed getting to know the new psi, Roman and Priyanka. Their unique psi abilities and their origin were sad yet fascinating. I also helped to highlight the issues still plaguing the nation regarding the psi children.
It was also great to see how much Zu had grown and changed in the past four years. She is no longer the kid that we grew to love in the first three books.
I hope to see more books evolve from this novel. I gave this novel five out of five stars and would recommend it to fans of young adult dystopian novels.
I borrowed a copy of this novel from my local library and the image above is my own.
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