This book is the 4th book in The Darkest Minds series, but essentially a series on its own as well.
It is from Zu’s point of view. 5 years after the events of the 3rd and previous book, things seem to be getting better, however, the fight is far from over for the psi to live freely and equally.
Zu has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of the kids once persecuted for their powers. Even though they are no longer imprisoned, the Psi still face huge prejudice, and a growing tide of misinformation. When Zu is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run in order to stay alive. She is determined to clear her name. On her journey she uncovers a truth that threatens all psi kids.
This book was brilliant. It was great to have it from Zu’s point of view. After so long with her not speaking in the previous books, it was great for her to have her own voice.
The storyline was great and I liked the aspect of having glimpse into the world 5 years later. Many book series end leaving the reader thinking, ‘what happens next and does the world change?’
Things really are not that much better and the more the plot progressed, the more we saw that it was far from what they even believed things were at.
The story was fast paced throughout. I liked the new characters introduced. Roman and Priya both had great personalities and their abilities made them unique. Max and Lana were also nice additions.
I loved seeing everyone back together in the end. Over 5 years, things had definitely changed but a friendship like they all had was always going to come first and win through everything they had all been through.
Overall, this book was brilliant. I would definitely recommend it. I would say that it definitely needs to be read as the 4th book in the series otherwise the characters and the state of the world wouldn’t really make sense.
My rating: 5/5*