A deadly virus kills most of the American children. Those who survive suddenly develops dangerous, supernatural abilities. Ruby is one of them. She manages to escape from the brutal government-run “rehabilitation” camps. Together with a few others she struggle to survive in a world, where everyone has their own agenda and will stop at nothing to use kids like them. The story was so engrossing and action packed, that it left me breathless

by Mariam

Title:

‘The Darkest Minds’ (The Darkest Minds #1)

Author:

Alexandra Bracken

Pages:

490

Reading Level:

Competent

Published:

December 18th, 2012

Publisher:

Hyperion

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Excerpt from ‘The Darkest Minds’

“I’ll teach you later, but for now I just need someone to watch the signs for me. Come on up to the copilot chair.”
I jerked a thumb in the direction of Chubs.
Liam only shook his head.
“Are you kidding me? Yesterday he thought a mailbox was a clown.”
I unbuckle my seat belt with a sigh. As I climbed over Chubs’s outstretched legs to the front, I glanced over my shoulder, my eyes going to his too-small glasses.
” Is his eyesight really that bad?”
“Worse,” Liam said. “So, right after we got the hell out of Caledonia, we broke into this house to spend the night, right? I woke up in the middle of the night hearing the most awful noise, like a cow dying or something. I followed the wailing, clutching some kid’s baseball bat, thinking I was going to have to beat someone’s head in for us to make a clean getaway. then I saw what was sitting at the bottom of a drained pool.”
“No way,” I said.
“Way,” he confirmed. “Hawkeye had gone out to relieve himself and had somehow missed the giant gaping hole in the ground. Twisted his ankle and couldn’t climb out of the deep end.
I tried so hard not to laugh, but it was impossible. The mental image was just too damn good.”