The Weekend Aesthetic is a new feature where I post book aesthetics every weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading or recently read or read a long time ago or one I consider to be a favorite of mine—there’s no rhyme or reason to it! For now I just want to keep it simple and feature all different kinds of books (but there might be themes in the future).
In honor of The Darkest Minds movie and The Darkest Legacy both releasing in less than a week, my sixth Weekend Aesthetic features The Darkest Minds. I have been a fan of this series since it first released, and I am so excited that we’re getting a book from Zu’s perspective! I recently read TDM so that I would be refreshed for the movie, so I really tried to capture the setting of the book while creating this aesthetic.
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
What do you think of this TDM aesthetic? Are you excited for The Darkest Minds film?