Review In Time (The Darkest Minds #1.5) by Alexandra Bracken

Review In Time (The Darkest Minds #1.5) by Alexandra Bracken

Synopsis: Don't miss this exciting short story that connects The Darkest Minds to its much-anticipated sequel, Never Fade.

Gabe's life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skiptracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first score, a young girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Dystopia, Science Fiction
My thoughts:
This little tidbit depicts the world Bracken previously introduced us to perfectly. Focused on a new character, Gabe -- a collateral victim of the scary universe the author has created -- is trying to take the reins to his crumbling world and join the skip tracers. But for his big debut, he needs to turn a "freak kid" in. And that somehow proves a thousand times easier and harder (trust me, I do make sense) than he initially thought.
“But I’m telling you now, you ever find someone who likes the job, you better goddamn run the other way because you’re looking at the real monster. You’re looking right at him.”
Gabe is half an egocentric douchebag, half a broken boy who lost his way. Fortunately, his character development is oh-so-wonderful and the guy grew on me. But this transformation happens gradually thanks to one of the cutest characters ever, who I already loved from the first installment -- happy would be an understatement to describe my feelings when I finally got what's happening.
Ending on a high note that triggered my sobbing and instant desire to start Never Fade, this novella is a great tease of things to come. I really hope its plotline will be developed further in the sequel, because you cannot leave me hanging like that.
Also, there was a scene that got the sudden "omg" reaction from me -- it didn't have a key role in the story, but it unraveled another piece of TDM's puzzle, which I always crave for.
This being said, I honestly don't know if In Time is mandatory in order to get the gist of following events, but I enjoyed it tremendously so I don't see any point in not reading it. Plus, you get some more time with that awesome character I've mentioned and that's enough of a reason for you to read this novella.
ENJOY! <3

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