March 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday–The Darkest Minds

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books that we are eagerly anticipating.


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Release Date: December 18, 2012

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 gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have been cursed with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby has spent nearly half her life desperately trying to hide the fact that she’s outwitted the camp’s sorting system—that she isn’t powerless, or safe. She’s one of the dangerous ones… and everyone knows what happens to them.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of teens who escaped their own camp, pursued along the way by terrifying bounty hunters. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close to him. 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. Before the end, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.(from goodreads)

Well you can’t complain about not getting a long enough synopsis with this one, we have a pretty long one and it’s got me all excited about it!!! I loooooved Alex Bracken’s debut novel Brightly Woven and I was thrilled to find out that she was writing another novel. Her world building and character development is amazing and I dying to see what she has in store for us in The Darkest Minds, sounds like Ruby is one kick ass chick with some possibly killer superpowers. So excited!!


MissKimberlyStardust said...

I did a post about this a few days ago :) Great choice!
Here's my WoW :)

-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Swapna said...

I haven't heard of Alex Bracken, but your comment that she is incredible at world building made me take notice - that's one of my favorite things in YA dystopians! I'll definitely have to seek out BRIGHTLY WOVEN, and this book sounds interesting as well.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I loved Brightly Woven and I can't wait for this book!! Awesome pick!!

I Read Banned Books said...

Ohhhhh, I know this author!


Little Miss Becky : ) said...

I have always wanted to read Brightly Woven!! I've heard some amazing things about it. Darkest Minds sounds like another great one for Bracken!

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