The first book captured my heart, this one just stole it entirely and there's no way of getting it back. Alexandra Bracken has officialy become one of my favourite authors. I just love her style, her storyline and her characters. She describes things so precisely that you just can't help finding yourself pushed in the story, watching the events take place right in front of you. She is simply amazing and so are her books.
So much more action full of adrelanine, it just runs trough your veins so fast and it makes your heart beat so fast.The ending of The Darkest Minds had me screaming and feeling all these emotions that I just couldn't and still can't put down in words, the novella In time made my heart just brake in so many little pieces that were shattered all over the place, again... and Never Fade just made me dream and cry like the others but with so much more fierce and dispair that it almost overwhelmed me.
I was a number: 3285.
The main character, Ruby , goes through a big change. We don't find the same scared girl of book one, but a determined person ready to fight for her freedom and most of all for the safety of the ones she loves. She fights the hatred that she built inside days after days. She learns to accept who she is and what she is capable of and finally actually starts to use her abilities - even though she wants to be cured. When she frees her mind and reaches inside of Knox's mind I just started to smile so much that I was about to have a facial paralysis. And it's never bad when a heroine has a good sense of humour.
Great. We were the goddamn Rainbow Connection. All we needed was a Red to complete the deck.
And she is just so adorable. "Don't call Black Betty stupid."
I just hope she realizes that everything she had to do was for a right cause, she has to learn how to control her abilities and not cry over her mistakes. She's going to grow stronger and stronger, we all know that. She is the main character, and then she is also just a kid who has finally learned to open up her heart.
My favourite character of the series, Liam, shows us another side of him, more appasionate, angry and weak. He is not a hero, not the way we intend him to be, but he is a hero that loves and cares for his friends, that would anything for the love of his life, that is capable of dreaming and hoping even when things get pretty bad. He is the sparkle in night sky, the one that will guide you trough.
I just can't help loving him, his kindness just makes my heart melt. In the chapter where he start to remember Ruby, or at least the dream of them being free and in love on the beach, I just felt sooooo many emotions that I couldn't get my thought straight, goosebumps, heartbeating and so much more. There aren't a lot of books capable of doing this to me.
"I love you" ... " I love you every second of every day, and I don't understand why, or how to make it stop- "
"I feel like... I feel like I'm losing my damn mind, like your face has been carved into my heart, and I don't remember when, and I don't understand why, but the scar is there and I can't get it to heal. It won't go. I can't make if fade. And you won't even look at me."
"... I love you so much. Not because of anything you've said, or done, or anything at all. I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you... Please just LOOK AT ME"
Then there is our favourite friend Chubs, he also grows and changes a lot but at the same time remains the same loving and critical Chubs. I just love his sarcasm and just loved the way he treated Vida. I know there is going to be something between them, to obvious. Well at least I'm hoping for it. I just adore Chubs, the way he takes care of his friends, the way he protects and shields them, the way he sacrificed everything to find them.
The new characters o.o
Vida, Cole, Jude
Vida has a kick-ass personality, very strong and fragile, she doesn't open up easly and doesn't give the others the opportunity to see trough her, in her, but when she decides to open up her heart, she becomes a lovely person. Ready to kick ass if it means protecting the ones she loves.
Cole, is Liam's bigger brother, with a big red secret... I'm not sure how I feel about him, to many questions and few answers, I guess we will have to find out in the next book.
Jude , one of the most adorable characters of this book. Always ready to smile, stand in front line, take everyone down to protect his friends. Always hoping in a better future, always trusting other even when they shouldn't be trusted. His trust is deep, and it has nothing to do with his age, he isn't delusional, he is rational and just like Liam he is capable of seeing good in others, even when there is nothing left but a black hole inked in their heart.
The ending just made me want to cry, his smile will always be remembered in the hearts of the ones he loved.
The last scene is heart breaking, when Chubs and Liam decide to go back down the tunnel knowing exactly what they would find, just to keep Ruby away from the sad scene... another love demonstration. I just want Ruby and Liam to fight together, with all the others, and have a better future.
Can't wait to read the next book!