Waiting on Wednesday (4) - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:16 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you post a book that you are anxiously awaiting.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Expected Publication Date: December 18, 2012
496 pages
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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. (Goodreads) 

Why I'm Waiting
A mysterious disease? And frightening abilities they can't control? Count me in! Ruby sounds like she's a kicka** heroine which is a definite plus. Seems like my kind of read. Some suspense, romance, and a dystopian world. And bounty hunters. I love me some bounty hunters. That's a unique touch. This book looks fantastic. And I'm just loving the cover for some reason. It calls to me. Yes, I'm that strange. 

What's your WoW?

Happy reading,



  1. You had me at mysterious disease that give out frightening abilities! Awesome pick. I'm a new follower. Please check out my WoW!

    Also we're doing a giveaway of Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys. Entries close on the 26th.


    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

    1. Thanks Anna! I'll definitely check out your blog! And I'm so excited for Raven Boys!

  2. Awesome pick! I remember seeing this book on a lot of people's blogs-- that is a really distinctive cover. The summary sounds awesome! Can't wait to see this book on shelves :)

    1. Same here! Thanks for stopping by Sasha! :D

  3. Nice! Saw this on Netgalley--you should try requesting it--but I have become to be pickier about my reads since I have wayyyy too many! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Great idea Jessica! I hope I'm approved. And yeah, I'm going to have to become pickier about what I read since I have so many TBR books. Have a great day too! :)

  4. Replies
    1. Haha I see what you did there. Darkest Minds and now Great Minds. :D

  5. Great pick!


  6. Sure thing Dani! Thanks for stopping by! :D

  7. I requested it now so I hope I get it! Hope you enjoy it! I can't wait for your review!

  8. Freakishly sounds like a combo of Unwind and Partials/Hunger Games/Divergent. Sweet.

    Thanks for stopping by :)


  9. 100th follower! found you on goodreads!
    great blog!


  10. Very intense sounding! Great pick. Thanks for stopping by. Nice blog, new follower!

    1. Thanks! It does sound intense. :)

  11. I'm really excited for this one as well! I haven't read Alexandra Bracken's other novels, but this one sounds pretty amazing. Thanks for stopping by my Waiting on Wednesday!

    1. Sure thing! I haven't even heard of her other novels. Not that I know of. :/


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