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2 of 5 Don’t-Give-A-Fuck Stars – The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

You know, I usually judge a book by its dialogue. It really pisses me off when a book goes for several chapters without any interaction with anyone. No dialog at all. Fuck that shit.

But this book has plenty of dialog. And, I hate it. It tells nothing of the characters. There’s no sense of urgency. There’s nothing moving the story along. There’s no motivation to keep reading, to find out what the fuck is going on.

I could find nothing that would make me care about these characters at all. While reading this book, I kept hoping that most of them would die a horrible death. At least that would make the story more interesting.

This story is about a dystopian future, where kids are being wiped out by a deadly plague. Our first-person narrator, Ruby, is somehow immune to the plague, and because of this, she develops some kind of super-powers. Don’t ask me what the fuck these super-powers were, because I couldn’t understand any of it.

Okay, well it’s not that hard to understand, really. She can wipe minds. And some of the kids can mind control. And the government wants to use these kids as war weapons. So, Ruby and her new-found super-friends bounce from one compound to another, in hopes to find someplace they can live as humans, instead of monsters.

Sounds like a decent story, doesn’t it? NO! It’s NOT! It’s not a decent story at all. Reading the synopsis is all that’s worth reading. The book is just constant teenage angst. It makes you want to punch the stupid cunt of a narrator in the fucking face. Because she’s so goddamn stupid. I wish I had her powers. So I could wipe my mind of ever reading this stupid fucking book.

If you’re looking for a good Young Adult series to read, skip this one. It’s a total fucking waste of time.

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