Book one in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore--now with a stunning new look and an exclusive bonus short story featuring Liam and his brother, Cole.
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming 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 killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
But when the truth about Ruby's abilities--the truth she's hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities--comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who 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.
While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them--East River--they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they've dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Childhood is snuffed out in Alexandra Bracken’s frightening series-starter. After a mysterious illness kills most of America’s youngsters, survivors under 13 are rounded up into prison camps in an attempt to curb their freakish powers. Ruby—a sympathetic heroine with paranormal abilities—escapes captivity and joins the fight against the brutal ruling regime. The first book in the Darkest Minds series sets up a compellingly bleak dystopia that toys with the age-old rift between generations and the demonization of youth.
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I just finished and to the final words this book holds you and doesn't let go. I've heard some compare the book to the hunger games, but it stands alone in its own way. Anyway truly a great read!
The Darkest Minds
Amazing book!! I cannot wait for the sequel!
Talk about fantastic character development! Such a great premise and gorgeous writing. I'm so sad that I found this right when it was released. I hope the sequel comes out soon!