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Author: Alexandra Bracken Narrator: Amy McFadden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Darkest Minds Series Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781469291550
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Book one in the blockbuster Darkest Minds series, the basis for the August 2018 major motion picture

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A riveting, emotional read that kept me on the edge!”

    Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A new twist on dystopia, this is one not to miss.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Ruby is a strong and sympathetic heroine, and the story’s quick-paced action leads to a heartbreaking cliffhanger that will have readers eager for the next book in this planned trilogy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bracken is skilled at ramping up the action.”

    Booklist

  • “A gripping and terrifying dystopian world. Ruby is a reluctant heroine, strong yet vulnerable in equal measure, who will endear herself to readers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

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  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Top Cat | 10/9/2018

    " This was a great book and lead me to really look forward to a continuation of the story. A movie released recently at the time of this review (2018). I saw the film first which lead me to look into the series, which the film stayed as true to as it could. It's very poignant to the current atmosphere in the US. It encourages the strength that children and teens have within them to make the changes they need to. It also addresses candidly the kind of trauma children can go through and the ways it can effect them. The narration was fantastic. "

About the Author

Alexandra Bracken is the bestselling author of the Darkest Minds series. She studied history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia and then worked in publishing for several years.

About the Narrator

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.