The darkest legacy by Alex Bracken
Good morning Books Lovers,
another phenomenal book is out today written by an equally phenomenal bestselling author. I’m talking about the last volume of the Darkest Minds trilogy, a spin-off, the fourth volume.
The darkest legacy is different from the first three of which you can find reviews here on the blog. If you read the trilogy you will remember Suzume, the most taciturn character, in fact she said her first word in the third book. Suzume has always been the most mysterious, we know almost nothing about Su, and this book is beautiful exactly because of that, because the protagonist is Zu and therefore we can understand more about her.
The title, the darkest legacy, says a lot about the plot. This is an adventure that Zu will have to face alone, without the help of her old friends. Years have passed since the end of Darkest Minds 3 and Zu has changed a lot. It’s not at all how we remembered it; she is much more courageous, she tries to empower the community, but soon, for reasons unknown to her, everything goes wrong.
The book begins three weeks later from the first chapter, and in the first chapter the story goes back three weeks to make us better understand what happened and get us into the heart of the adventure that will feature Zu, Roman and Priyanca.
Obviously I have nothing to tell you about the author and her writing method because if you have read the other reviews you know that Alexandra Bracken has a magical hand, a fantastic inventiveness that has created a dystopian world all to be experienced firsthand and not through reviews.
Seventeen-year-old Suzume ‘Zu’ Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of the kids once persecuted for their powers. But 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. Determined to clear her name, Zu travels in search of safety and answers, but soon uncovers a dark truth that threatens the future of all Psi. With enemies everywhere, who can she trust to help her fight back and save the friends who were once her protectors?