March 1, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Are you excited for this book? I AM.

Publication: December 18th, 2012 by Disney-Hyperion 
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
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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.
This book looks and sounds amazing.  I've even heard there's going to be a movie for it.  I like how the cover is pretty simple, and I like the barbed wire on the edges.  It's always nice to see a non girl-in-dress cover.

Alexandra Bracken is an AWESOME writer, who wrote the fantastic Brightly Woven (which is also a standalone!).  December 18th is gonna be a long wait.

You should also check out Alexandra's post about the cover reveal where she has a giveaway!

So, what do you make of the cover?  Love it, hate it?  We'd love to know your thoughts :)


  1. Right? I LOVE this cover and the book sounds amazing. Man, I can't wait to read this one. :)

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

  2. I like the cover!!
    Did the title get changed too? Thought it was called Black is the Color...

    1. Yes it did! I must admit, I think I liked the original title better, but The Darkest Minds is still a cool title :)