Alexandra Bracken's latest book is The Darkest Minds, and it's about a scary futuristic world where kids have deadly powers that have provoked the adults into rounding them up into internment camps. It's a dark and intriguing story, and the cover matches the dark mystery of the novel very well, I think. Take a look:
I love the textured metal background with the barbed wire around the edges--dark and dangerous with an unconventional edge. And as you'll see when you read the book, the psi is pretty significant to the story. I like how it's a yellowish orange--it reminds me of molten metal. What do you think of the cover?
To learn more about The Darkest Minds, read on!
"When Ruby awakened 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." Because Ruby might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby knows that she is one of the dangerous ones and, when the truth comes out, she barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run and desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her, Ruby joins a group of kids who 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 she did to her parents.
When they arrive at the safe haven, East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work too, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. And soon Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
The heart-pounding first book a near-future dystopian series, Alexandra Bracken’s THE DARKEST MINDS will leave you begging for the next installment."
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