Review: This book reminded me of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. The premise is exactly the same. Teens have strange powers for unknown reasons. They are sent to a camp to be evaluated. Then they begin working for the government. I think Blackout is very well written. In fact, I liked it better than Darkest Minds. Unfortunately, as I read, I kept thinking I had read this book before. That is how similar these two books are. But, if I had to choose one book over the other, I would tell you to pick this book up first and read it! I wish I had some superpower to make me different. Some of the kids were injected with the powers, the others were infected by just being around those injected. Scary and cool at the same time.
Summary: Laura and Alec are trained terrorists.
Jack and Aubrey are high school students.
There was no reason for them to ever meet.
But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.
Pages: 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian
–Summary and image from goodreads.com