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The Darkest Minds
The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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 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 emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. 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 herEast River. She 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 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 a life worth living.
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“i feel like i'm losing my damn mind, like your face has been carved into my heart, and i don't remember when, and i don't understand why, but the scar is there, and i can't get it to heal. it won't go. i can't make it fade. and you won't even look at me.“

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ReaderLiz
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My 12 year old son read this book and suggested I read it too, so we could talk about it together. I wasn‘t expecting to enjoy it, but I really did. I found the characters interesting and found myself willing them to survive and for Ruby to learn how to use her powers safely.

Powered_By_Plants Sounds great! Is this the one you were talking about? I hope your enjoying your holidays ☀️ 4mo
ReaderLiz Hi, yes, this is the book I was talking about. Both Ollie and I really enjoyed it and it was lovely to be able to talk about a book we had both read and enjoyed. We are having a lovely time, thanks. I hope you had a good break too. 4mo
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EKonrad
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A great YA dystopian novel that kept me guessing the whole time. Love the premise and the characters! On to the next in the series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cherinium
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Mehso-so

It took me a while to get invested in this story, but by the halfway point, I was there. Somewhat predictable, and I found the world building to be slow and weak. I'm unsure whether I will continue the series. I'll give it some time to see if the book stays with me enough to make me want more.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Had an amazing day at #ALA today with @NAM99 . We ran into #alexbracken and walked the floor. I picked up a whole lot of books. Including one cookbook, 17 graphic novels, and 25 books (including the newest ruta sepyas)

Shley9225 I dont see Ruta Septys in your stacks... which one did you get? 6mo
Shley9225 Also *jealous* I wanna meet Alexandra Bracken 6mo
Nitpickyabouttrains @Shley9225 it‘s Fountains of Silence 6mo
jmtrivera !!! 6mo
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imang3l
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Mehso-so

Filled with emotions and thoughts that will touch your soul. A book that allows not only teenagers, but as well as different age groups to gain control in a divided society.

Recommended 👍

RaimeyGallant Nice series review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
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imang3l @Eggs The pleasure is mine :) 6mo
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EmilieGR
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Fun start/ good story

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LibrarianRyan
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The fun stuff!!!!! You can never have too many magnetic bookmarks and I love the unicorns. Plus the dragon. These are especially lovely since the puppy has been on a book mark chewing frenzy.

There is a lovely smelling apple candle and and open book open magic pin. Plus the awesome canvas bad. It has short and long handles. This will be in heavy use.

Question? Is the bag graphic disposed to represent the Night court? 👇🏻

LibrarianRyan I doesn‘t matter if it does or doesn‘t because it‘s AWESOME! Just curious. 8mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan Nope! It was just some random design that I thought looked cool and was scifi/fantasy looking. Glad you like everything! 8mo
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian love it all. 8mo
Avanders 🦄🧬♥️♥️👏🏽 8mo
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Nashy
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Reading Darkest Minds at school.💃🏻Awesome book!! Really recommend it!!❤

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Traci1 I have that one on my tbr shelf. I need to get to it soon. 8mo
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bookish_mind
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Just finished #thedarkestminds💕💕 and it leaves my heart with a thud. I love it so much❤, the world where children are powerful💪, the feels while I'm reading this is different😅. Can't wait to read the 2nd book #neverfade.
And now I realize that there are things that happened in the book (and characters too)but never in the movie😩😓😿😿.

#thedarkestminds
#alexandrabracken
#pick

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bookish_mind
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#appreciationpost for this admiring book
#themiddlepage
#movietiein🙊🙊💕💕

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bookish_mind
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It's been several days, yet I'm still here😂😂😂 because I can't find any time to finish this, but
I am ready (again😂😢😢) to read, continuing this book.

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bookish_mind
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Reading a book after a long week of test😥😥😥

#thedarkestmind
#alexandrabracken
#marchreadssss
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Caffeinated_Reader
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Excited to begin this one, I‘ve heard great things about this series! This will be book number 15 of my year

Elma I really enjoyed this series. 10mo
Caffeinated_Reader @Elma so far I am invested in the story line! How cool & crazy to think about 10mo
Caffeinated_Reader Omg LOVE. 😫😭😭😭 that ending broke my heart so much. I would have done the same thing though if I were Ruby. Impossible choices when there are none. Ugh Chubs damn you. Liam, he‘s my favorite. 10mo
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BriannaT
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Usually I feel like there are too many dystopia novels where a teenage girl saves the day and there‘s love involved, but I still liked this book. Honestly, who cares if there‘s a couple of stories like these? Let girls read these books and feel they have the power to change the world. The plot was enticing, the emotions involved were human and complicated, the romantic moments were sweet, and the ending made me put the sequel on my to-read list.

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BriannaT
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Starting a new journey! I haven‘t seen the movie so I‘m not sure what lies in store. There‘s a preface in this edition from the movie director, and a quote stuck out to me: “Kids are tough. They are powerful. And pretty soon, they‘re going to fix the world.”

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1) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Kalahari by Jessica Khoury, and The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
2) I love coffee with creamer, but I also love chai tea lattes from Starbucks!
3) Coffee ☕️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

CoffeeNBooks I love Starbucks' chai lattes, too! 11mo
rachelsbrittain Love Starbucks chai! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 11mo
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BookNerd9906 Welcome to Litsy! 🥰 11mo
ZeinaHesham Thank you ❤ 11mo
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Haven‘t read dystopian in awhile! Looking forward to this one.

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Omg I love this book now I have a physical copy thank you @CandycaneBelle for my #JolabokaflodSwap the chocolate also looks very good.

CandycaneBelle You are welcome! I think I‘m going to add it to my TBR!! Happy Holidays! 12mo
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Shley9225
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I really enjoyed this book! While some parts of the plot seemed unreasonable (like those camps as a long-term solution were never going to work, what was going to happen in a hundred years when all the non-gifted people were dead? Who was going to run the camps?), other parts of it were totally captivating! This was literally like “Plot Twist: The Novel” and I was totally there for it. That plot twist ENDING too—OMG. Great start to the series.

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Jennakaitlyn_22
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Mehso-so

This was a good dystopian book. The concept drew me in but the plot stalled near the middle and the ending was a little predictable. However characters were easy to fall in love with and as a plus the movie follows the book rather closely!

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Suetara
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The kindle versions of the books in this series are $1.99 at the moment. #kindledeal

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InnerSavvy
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First in a series of a dystopian USA. I enjoyed it. Slowed a little in the middle but a good story that makes you think about life and the good or evil we can do with our gifts.

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Mehso-so

Fun start to a new to me YA series. I wanted to read before seeing the movie. Really solid premise, but the action and cliffhanger was a bit predictable/formulaic.

Jenny I‘m impressed you finished. I couldn‘t finish and just gave up and watched the movie. 1y
js0315 Well this is discouraging 😕 1y
hwestfall I wondered if you ended up powering through and your thoughts. 1y
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Bailedbailed

I am bailing. I was interested in it at first but now it is really dragging.

Well-ReadNeck Oooooh, darn. I‘m reading now. Still early, but I was feeling that it was taking a bit to get going 🤔 1y
hwestfall I am getting too old and can't deal with all the teen emotions I think 😂 I was also listening to the audiobook so maybe if I get a hard copy I can skim a bit. 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#31BookPics #MovieAdaptation

On my October TBR for the season and in anticipation of the movie!!!

InBooksILive I loved this book! Still need to see the movie and read the rest of the books though 1y
Lindsbooklover93 The movie was a little different. I still enjoyed it. 1y
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fnglover
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*I always make playlists for my books because I love how some songs seem to have been made for the book. So here you go: — The Darkest Minds Series https://open.spotify.com/user/faith.glover/playlist/3CSmTNe4Vxsp7chftOUfH5?si=Iw... — Ruby and Liam https://open.spotify.com/user/faith.glover/playlist/5AmW1zEIStMQO3bQ1qxWxd?si=u6...

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I LOVED this series! I got so emotionally invested that finishing it was kind of heartbreaking. 10/10 recommend

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BethM The cover grabs me and the book sounds just this side of interesting. I look forward to your review. 1y
jfalkens @BethM the first few pages I read in the book isle where interesting 😊 1y
BethM I do that too if I'm undecided! 1y
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jfalkens @BethM I usually do it, if the book is really good and I'm left unattended I've read as much as 6 plus chapters 😂 1y
BethM Omg that's great 😂 1y
jfalkens @BethM If I get the book and the copy I sample wasn't in rough shape it is usually the copy I buy. 1y
jfalkens @BethM I just finished it. I thought it was ok but I'm not a fan of Dystopian books. I only picked this Dystopian up because of how much I loved Prosper Redding. 12mo
BethM Thanks for letting me know! I'll unstack- I don't like dystopians either. 12mo
jfalkens @BethM no problem, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's not a fan of Dystopian's. It seems like everyone loves them. 12mo
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Geeklet
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Mehso-so

A good solid meh. I was really interested in the story until it started fulfilling a few too many YA tropes for my personal tastes. I always hate when that happens because the story becomes incredibly predictable.

LibrarianRyan I saw the movie and it just seemed too muck like the 5th wave. 1y
Geeklet @LibrarianRyan Oohh. That is not a good thing. The 5th Wave movie was awful, lol. 1y
LibrarianRyan @Geeklet I liked the 5th wave movie better than darkest minds movie. But yeah, very predictable. (edited) 1y
Geeklet @LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to think about it a little but I‘m pretty sure I preferred The 5th Wave book over The Darkest Minds. YA in general isn‘t really my thing but I‘m a sucker for dystopia. 1y
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As a West Virginian who moved to Virginia, this is the most accurate statement I‘ve read in a long time.

phantomx Beloved sister states 1y
Geeklet @phantomx I didn‘t know much about this book before I started reading it. I‘ve been caught off guard by the amount of WV references. 1y
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BookishlyPleasant
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This book is so well written!! The unique cast of characters really drew me in. There was heartache, joy, some adorable romance, awful villains and self discovery. I cannot WAIT to pick up the next books in this series!

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I just finished reading The darkest minds. I loved it! I'm very excited to see the movie now. Also I'm going start reading the second book soon. I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek

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sneha02desai
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Awesome must now watch the movie

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jillannjohn
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Thank you for this awesome #bookmarkswap package @Alicia ! I love the bookmarks and the card you made! I‘ve been wanting to read this book! 😍

Alicia Yay! Glad it made it there safe! ☺️ 1y
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When you find phrases and words that strike you.

Had a phone call with a mentor and we spoke about the disconnect between generations. How one is waiting for the other to retire, and the other wants to continue controlling the situation.

Had another conversation about borders.

This is why books are important. They have a very real relevance to our lives and situations. They open our minds and foster discussions.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
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Starting this!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
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KED18
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I loved this book so much!!! I can‘t wait to read the rest of the series and watch the movie!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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E.gordon
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Treated myself to this after I had a rubbish day at school today I am looking forward to this after I finish lord of shadows #TBR

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beachbookworm7
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Day 30: Favorite Reads of the Month #AugInBooks18
My only really good read this month was The Darkest Minds. I really enjoyed it and I‘ve been stuck on reading Never Fade for a while now. It‘s just not as good to me. What has been your favorite read this month?

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #readstagram #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookstagramfeature #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookishfeatures

aprilpohren Hoping to read this one soon! 1y
TrishB On my tbr!! 1y
Readingismyescape My favorite read this month was the series 1y
randa_lasagna I totally agree! The Darkest Minds was soooo good but Never Fade was so hard to get through so I didn‘t even read the last one. 1y
randa_lasagna My favorite book of August was I‘ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella! 1y
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