Michelle Covets: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Why Michelle covets this book: I just fell in love with the synopsis. It sounds like a fantastic, action-packed read with interesting characters.

I really like the cover too. I hope they don't change it later to a girl-in-a-pretty-dress cover.

book coverThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken
(Disney Hyperion; out December 18, 2012)
In the six years since being plucked from her old life and placed in a government-run “rehabilitation camp,” the only color that has entered sixteen-year-old Ruby’s world is gray of the electric fence surrounding it. The mysterious “Kid-Killer” affliction has left most American children dead, but Ruby is not one of them—she’s one of the dangerous ones, the ones who lived. The ones who developed frightening powers of the mind.
When the opportunity to escape her camp comes, Ruby soon finds herself on the run and joining forces with a small band of other escapees: Zu, a mute girl who can telekinetically control electronics, Chubs, a skinny genius who doesn’t want another kid along to deplete their meager supplies, and Liam, the kind and good-hearted leader of their ragtag group who can move objects twice his size with the wave of a hand. They seem to be on a mission but won’t confide in Ruby, who only wants to learn to control her extraordinary ability which makes her a danger to anyone she gets close to.
The gang soon learns that there are other forces at work, organizations that want to use Ruby in their fight against the tyranny of the political regime. But they also learn there may be someone who can help them all reunite with their families after all: The Slip Kid, a leader who offers shelter to young people in danger and who possesses the secret to controlling one’s powers. As she finds herself drawn to Liam, Ruby becomes more and more desperate for the knowledge she has always craved. But the Slip Kid is not all that he seems, and Ruby soon finds herself unsure of who to trust… and who to love.
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here. It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. Thanks for dropping by =) Errr i hope you can wait till December right? It's Dystopia as i notice.. Haven't decide if i like these kinds of books or not =(

  2. Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!! Oh and telling me you are currently reading the book that I am dying to read!! LOL :) It is nice to meet you. Your pick sounds good. I have not heard of the author or book before. I will have to check it out!! Thanks for sharing.
    Mariann at Belle's Book Bag

  3. I hadn't heard of this one before, sounds good! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  4. The title itself is so cool! I usually don't read many Disney Hyperion books, but this one sounds promising!

    Patricia // My WOW

  5. Thanks for stopping bu! The blurb for this sounds good and I like the cover you're showing as well. Long wait :)

  6. This is on my list as well, I love that the cover is not cookie cutter and a bit dark/mysterious. Great pick!
    Truly Bookish

  7. Is the first time that I heard of it and it sounds really good. I´m going to add it to my TBR list.
    thanks for visiting http://readingfictional.blogspot.com/2012/03/kick-butt-characters-giveaway-hop.html?spref=tw

  8. That's exactly how it sounds to me too!! It sounds like the kind of dark and dangerous read that I would love! LOL and that's so true that the majority of book covers have pretty girls in dresses nowadays -- as much as I do kind of love those, I hope this one stays the same too! :)

    Awesome pick for your WOW this week, Michelle! I'm excited for this one too!

  9. ooo I like the sound of it! and since Dystopian is the new thing I would probably be jumping on this bandwagon ;)

    thanks for coming by my blog :)

  10. Wow! This book seems great, and intense. I'll definitely add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I haven't heard of this one yet, but I love dystopia! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW:

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  12. I have never read a book by this author but I know Erica @ The Book Cellar raves about her first book so I must see what all of the fuss is about.

    Hope you enjoy this once you get your hands on a copy. :)

  13. Woah, December..that would be a long while to wait! But you are right, the blurb has me excited to read it as well!
    Ruby also sounds like a kick-ass protagonist! Thank you for letting me know about The Darkest Mind!
    The cover is a bit creepy for my tastes though.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
    my WoW

  14. We're looking forward to this one too!

  15. oh my goodness gracious, this sounds so good! Thanks for posting about it--I just added it to my tbr list


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