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Title: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Published: Published December 18th 2012 by Disney Hyperion
Length: 499 Pages
Goodreads Summary: 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 got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, 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. 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. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
How I Got It: I bought the Kindle edition on sale.
When I Got It: At least 2 years ago.
Why I Want To Read It: I’ve heard lots of great things about this book and the author. It’s come back to the forefront of my mind after talking about it with Ashley and Shelbie. They are both going to be reading it soon so I might just have to join them. I will be reading the author’s latest book, Passenger, in April for book club.
Have any of you read this book? What did you think of it?