Published July 31st 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
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.
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a harrowing story of resilience, resistance, and reckoning that will thrill loyal fans and new readers alike.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“We’ve inherited the darkest legacy, but they don’t know that we’ve learned how to thrive in shadows and create our own light.”
If you read The Darkest Minds trilogy, and loved it, then you HAVE to pick up this book! I cannot stress that enough!
This book takes place five years after the third book in the series and is told from Zu’s point of view. She is traveling with the government and being the spokesperson for the Psi trying to put rules and laws in place to make it better for everyone to co-exist together instead of having the camps and the children under lock up. She is reading from the teleprompter at an event when all hell breaks loose and she has to defend herself and go on the run all over again.
I love getting the POV from Zu. She was one of my favorite characters from the Trilogy but she has grown so much from the little girl wearing the gloves whom doesn’t speak until now. We have some new characters and we get to see some of our old favorites too! Vida is just as snarky as ever…maybe more so! Chubbs seemed to have changed a lot and he seems even more level headed than he was five years ago..if you can believe that! Liam is the same old Liam and we only get a small glimpse of Ruby.
This book was full of non-stop action! Literally from the beginning until the very end. You never knew what was around the next corner. And every time they think that they caught a break, life would throw them another lemon!
The ending was a little open-ended and I am so hoping that maybe…pretty please….we will get some more reading material with our favorite characters in the future?
Thank you to Bookish First for the review copy!