Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken

Through the Dark features two novellas (In Time and Sparks Rise) previously offered in ebook only, as well as a new novella that ties up Sparks Rise. Fans of Ruby, Liam, Chubs, and Vida are in for a treat–our original cast returns at the end of the final novella, and are every bit as lovable as always.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

This collection of thrilling–and utterly heartbreaking–novellas set in the in the world of the Darkest Minds is an absolute must-have for fans of the New York Times best-selling trilogy.

Don’t miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, available in print for the first time, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds.This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night, as well as a sneak peek at the first novel in Alexandra Bracken’s new series, Passenger.

ABOUT THE NOVELLAS

IN TIME

Gabe’s life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skiptracer. This already almost-impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first “score,”a young girl who won’t speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.

SPARKS RISE

Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.

Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk everything to save her.

BEYOND THE NIGHT 

The government-run “rehabilitation camps” have been shut down, but kids with Psi powers are anything but free. Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the “cure”–a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there’s more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise, and the time has come to fulfill it.

Now that she’s out of her camp, Mia only has one thought in her head: finding Lucas, her beloved older brother. She hasn’t seen him since they were separated and taken to different camps years ago, before Mia even became Psi. When Sam, Lucas’s childhood best friend, rescues Mia from the government’s inept care, Mia learns that nothing is as simple as she thought–and the past that she’s so desperate to salvage may not be possible to recover…

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alexandra brackenABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William&Mary in Virginia. Alex now lives in New York City, where you can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at http://www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.

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Two worlds collide in this sweeping, romantic novel about a love that crosses centuries by bestselling author of the Darkest Minds series, Alexandra Bracken.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Finished Series I Have YET to Finish

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ugh, this topic is me right now. I’m the WORST at finishing series… Let’s get this over with..

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  • The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare: I’ve only read the first and soon after finishing I was spoiled on the epilogue for Clockwork Princess. This was about a year ago. I’m not sure if being spoiled on the ending is what is keeping me from continuing, no idea.

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  • Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I know, your shocked right?? Coming from someone who is OBSESSED with this lady, you’d think I would be done with this series by now. Nope.. Still have only read the 1st one… I’m terrible…

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  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: Okay, cut me some slack. I just started this summer and I’m going to start book 5 at some point. I WILL have this series finished by the end of the year. :)

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  • The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken: I literally only need to read the last book in this series. I still have yet to do so and I pre-ordered it. I’m bad…

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  • Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead: Someone’s favorite series of all time (well at least 1 of them anyway), Vampire Academy you’d think I’d be done with this series. Nope… Still have only read the first. Have I told you guys how bad I am with keeping up with series!? It’s not that I don’t want to read the series, I do.

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  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan: Read the first book so far. Again, not that I don’t want to read the series, I do. Just other books call to me..

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  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor: Okay, thankfully I only need to read the last one. But oh my gosh, my whole reason why I haven’t read it is the SIZE OF THE DANG BOOK! It’s massive!!! Plus, I’m not much of a fantasy person as you can tell. Not that I don’t like the series, I’m actually in love with it.

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  • The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld: I’ve only read the first. This is a dystopian series that I read like. I like the idea of this world and I have been DYING to continue since I read the first book… Just haven’t done so yet.

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  • House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast: I started this series a long time ago. Maybe like 4 or 5 years ago. I’m almost finished with the series, I have the final 2 books left. I’m at this point, that I’m curious to see how it all ends but I’m just like, okay 12 books… Really not necessary.

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  • Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz: This is another series I read a while back. Honestly I don’t remember anything from this series. So if I ever do finish it, I will have to start over. I do though remember really liking it. I mean, comeon it’s vampires. Vampires are the reason I love reading. Thank you Twilight. ;)

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘ Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To’. This is is no particular order.

There were soo many 2014 releases that I was dying to get to, but didn’t get the chance to pick up. This was definitely hard to pick only 10 because my reading variety is all over the place! But, here’s 10! :D

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All of these 10 books I feel are the most embarrassing to me. I’ve mentioned these books many MANY times about how I’m going to read them and never do. Most of these books I’ve read previous books from the authors and the others I’ve head nothing but AMAZING things about. I need to get on these ASAP!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book’. This is is no particular order.

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1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire: I WANT SHEPLEY & AMERICA’S STORY SO BADLY!!! I wanna see their relationship!!!!!

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I want Simon or Izzy’s point of view.. Maybe continuation after City of Heavenly Fire though..

3. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins: I want Jay’s point of view after the third book… I need it!!!

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4. Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I want more of Dez and Jasmine’s relationship! That was too short!!!

5. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I want Dee’s perspective.. I love that girl!

6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: Pretty much any and every character really… ;)

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7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer: A CONTINUATION IN ANYONE’S POINT OF VIEW! I NEED MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Continuation from Peeta’s point of view after third book. :D

9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Lissa’s point of view throughout the series!

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10. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: JUST A PLAIN CONTINUATION!!!! WHAT?! I NEED MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Giveaway: The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken

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Guess what time it is!?! GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! The 3rd and final installment in the Darkest Minds trilogy (In the Afterlight) by Alexandra Bracken is coming up on October 28th! Are you excited?! Because I sure am!

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One lucky winner will receive a tripod, telephoto lens, The Darkest Minds series and a tote bag! This is only for US residents only.
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Available online September 2, 2014

Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood. Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk his everything to save her.

 

 

 

 

      in the afterlightIn the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)

Available October 28th!

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government “rehabilitation camps” all over the country. Freeing them–revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process–is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.  She recently relocated to New York City, where she worked in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books.  

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read’.

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This is in no particular order.

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1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin: The whole concept of this trilogy is mind blowing. You don’t know if Mara is just crazy or if what’s going on is really what’s happening. Things are very crazy in this trilogy! Definitely one of my all time favorites!

2. The Knife of Never Letting Go/Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness: This is such an interesting take for a dystopian world in which women are basically eradicated (well at least that’s how it seems). Everyone can hear each others’ thoughts.. Yes, that includes bugs and animals as well!

3. Control by Lydia Kang: I really like this dystopian take on the science world! I found this story and the world so interesting! I had a lot of fun reading it. It wasn’t my favorite though, but I HIGHLY enjoyed it very much!

4. White Hot Kiss/Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Do I need to explain myself?! :) JLA is definitely a auto-buy author and my 2nd all time favorite author, so it was bound to happen that one of her books would be on this list! White Hot Kiss is definitely on this! Seriously.. GARGOYLES!!!!

5. These Broken Stars by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: I love this Titanic/star-crossed lovers feel and the sci-fi aspect! I ABSOLUTELY love this book VERY much! Definitely a must read! The story has so many unexpectable plot twists!

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6. Angelfall/Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee: I have never come across this kind of angel story so far… Usually angels have “good” stories… Think again. This one is extremely creepy and somewhat scary! I LOVED IT!

7. The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken: I LOVE this trilogy so much! The whole concept on this dystopian world! :D (Sense a trend? .. Dystopian is my 2nd favorite genre) I love the colors that these kids are “assigned” to and what they are capable of doing.. It’s interesting.

8. Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth: I’ve only read Divergent.. But oh well. Maybe because I recently saw the movie that I’m still obsessing over this world.. Who knows, but this is definitely on it! People being split into factions based on their personality.. It’s an interesting world!

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Quite honestly I was running out of ideas for this week’s so these last 2 are just kind of added. :) But I loved Fangirl, I have never come across a contemporary yet that deals with girls/guys that are just like us! Yes, that sounds stupid. But I mean like actual fangirls!! :)

10. The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger: I just loved this story… I don’t really know how to explain my feelings for this book. I read this quite a while back (sometime last year) and even now in April, I can remember everything that happened. Those that have read this, probably know what I’m talking about. I absolutely loved this story!

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014’.

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This is in no particular order.

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1. Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin- Do I need to explain? Her best friend, boyfriend, and friend are dead and she can’t remember why. She thinks she’s involved.. Do I need any further explanation!?

2. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins- Seriously… I don’t need to explain this one. Everyone and their family has read this trilogy and knows why I’m choosing Katniss.

3. Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi- Once your touched by Juliette, your dead. No questions asked, your dead. So no, I don’t want to trade places. I’m sorry Juliette, I love your character, but your life kind of stinks.

4. Ruby from The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken- I wouldn’t actually mind trading places because *cough* Liam *cough. But whereas the world, HECK NO. I’m sorry, but to live in that world, nope.

5. Zoey Redbird from the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast- Okay, it’s been 11 books and I feel sorry for the girl… Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong.

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6. Tris from the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth- Okay, I’ve only read Divergent so I can’t really say anything. But, I have a very short list of books I can choose from. Tris doesn’t have the world’s best life that’s for sure. I definitely WOULD NOT want to trade places with her!

7. Penryn from Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee- Okay, a world that has been taken over by angels and is completely gory?! COUNT ME OUT!!

8. Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries series (and show) by L.J. Smith- Okay, I’ve read at least the first 4 books in this series and literally anything that could go wrong, goes wrong. The ONLY reason I’d want to live Elena’s life is for Mr. Stefan Salvatore. Only reason.

9. Dee Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout- I feel so bad for Dee especially after what happens in Onyx. I just want to crawl into a corner and cry with her. I’d definitely not want to be in her place.

10. Alison Dilaurentis from the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard- Okay, anyone that has ever heard of this series knows what I’m talking about. Alison is dead. –not a spoiler– This is probably not the best choice, but as I’ve said previously, I have a very short list of books I can choose from.