AUTHOR: Alexandra Bracken
PUBLICATION DATE: July 31st, 2018
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion
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Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume “Zu” Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive.
Determined to clear her name, Zu finds herself in an uncomfortable alliance with Roman and Priyanka, two mysterious Psi who could either help her prove her innocence or betray her before she gets the chance. But as they travel in search of safety and answers, and Zu grows closer to the people she knows she shouldn’t trust, they uncover even darker things roiling beneath the veneer of the country’s recovery. With her future-and the future of all Psi-on the line, Zu must use her powerful voice to fight back against forces that seek to drive the Psi into the shadows and save the friends who were once her protectors.
RATING: 5/5 STARS
There’s always a lot of conflicting opinions when there’s a book that continues after a series that was considered complete. The same applies to The Darkest Legacy. While most of the reviews are good, there are always people who consider books like these unnecessary. I absolutely loved it, hence my five-star rating. I think I liked it even more than the original trilogy.
The Darkest Legacy follows Zu, who was a character I really wanted to know about more in the original series, so when I heard she was getting her own book, I was so pumped! She really is the star of the show here. She’s the youngest one in the original trilogy, so she doesn’t get a lot of action there. Here, however, she’s the leader of her own little group.
I loved Roman and Priyanka. I’d definitely be interested in reading a short story from Priyanka’s perspective, or even Lana’s perspective that explains their past a little more, They were both well-developed characters, and their presence added so much to the story.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Darkest Minds book without the political drama. The government isn’t really doing their job trying to help the Psi, and the country is having its first election it five years, and a candidate who seems very similar to Gray is running for the presidency and seems to be very popular. He’s basically the villain because he has this place that’s supposed to be like a school for the Psi, but it’s basically the camps. Not a cool guy.
Overall, I could not say more positive things about the book. The only thing that annoyed me was the open-ended ending. I feel like the story is done and should have a more concrete one, but I’ll still continue to read this series if there are other books published.
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