I’m not sure how to start this review, so I’ll get right to it. The Darkest Minds started off slow and it remained slow for the first half of the book, though it wasn’t really boring. I mostly wanted to know where the story was going to go. Thankfully, it picked up very nicely towards the second half. It kept me intrigued. I loved that it was all very “psychological”. Being a psychology major, this was a big plus for me. The story delved into how the minds of these kids worked and what powers they had, which I really liked. I thought that it made the story sound more interesting.
I found that the world-building was very well done. Everything was very well explained and every character had a backstory. I loved knowing that there was more to these characters than just what was going on with them during the book “time”. Speaking of characters, I loved them all! They were all very entertaining and I really liked that they had different abilities, which sounded pretty cool.
One of my favorite things about this book was Ruby and Liam’s relationship. What I liked about it was that it wasn’t overdone. It was sweet, simple, and they weren’t all over each other. The relationship took time to develop and it seemed very natural.
I don’t have much else to say about The Darkest Minds. Overall, it was definitely a compelling book and I actually really liked how it ended. I wish it had moved quicker at the beginning, but other than that I don’t think there was anything else that I didn’t like.