Here at The Daily Quirk, we’re big fans of The Darkest Minds series, about a dystopian world where a disease affecting only children left adults in fear of kids with new special powers. (Check out the trailer here.)
While the series has been complete since 2014, author Alexandra Bracken is back with a special collection of two Darkest Minds novellas, In Time and Sparks Rise, previously available only as e-books, along with one brand new novella, Beyond the Night. The collection, titled Through the Dark, is available now.
Here’s a peek at the details of the novellas included in Through the Dark:
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.
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…
To celebrate the release of Through the Dark, The Daily Quirk is hosting a giveaway. One lucky Darkest Minds fan will win a copy of Through the Dark, courtesy of Disney-Hyperion. You can enter using the form below, and be sure to check out #ThroughTheDark on social media for more!
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Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.
But we’re not just here to celebrate Through the Dark…if you’ve made it this far, you probably consider yourself a fan of Alexandra Bracken. Which means you’re probably super excited about her upcoming novel, Passenger:
Two worlds collide in this sweeping, romantic novel about a love that crosses centuries by bestselling author of the Darkest Minds series, Alexandra Bracken.
Intrigued? Then check out a free ebook sample of Passenger, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble (nook), and iBooks.
For more about Alexandra Bracken and her books, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @alexbracken.