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.
Title: The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Age Group: Young Adult
This book was a bit of a disappointment. I thought it was better than the previous Darkest Minds books, but still not great.
We get to experience this book through the eyes of Zu which was a fun twist. Obviously I knew there would be some kind of problem that needed to be solved, but I felt like everything the third book worked so hard to solve was suddenly unraveled here. And the worst part was that it really never got resolved even at the end.
I expected more from this book, especially since it was supposed to be a fun look into the future. I just wasn’t all that impressed.