GIVEAWAY: Alexandra Bracken’s ‘The Darkest Minds’ Novella Collection, ‘Through the Dark’

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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.) Continue reading

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Never Fade (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken / Roadtrip Prize Pack (Image Credit: Disney Book Group)

Book Giveaway: Win a ‘The Darkest Minds’ Prize Pack Giveaway Including Alexandra Bracken’s Latest ‘Never Fade’!

Never Fade (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken / Roadtrip Prize Pack (Image Credit: Disney Book Group)

Never Fade (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken / Roadtrip Prize Pack (Image Credit: Disney Book Group)

Have you read Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds and been left filled with anxiety, anticipation and excitement after the poignant cliffhanger of an ending? We can all let out a collective sigh of relief, because the second book in the series, Never Fade (read our review) hits bookstore shelves (both real and virtual) today (10/15)!

If you’re ready to catch up with our girl Ruby as she struggles to accept and control her powers and stay safe in a country where kids like her are hunted, you’re in the right place: Disney Book Group has generously provided The Daily Quirk with an amazing Roadtrip Prize Pack Giveaway that includes copies of Never Fade and The Darkest Minds among some other great goodies. Enter the giveaway below! Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Never Fade’ (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken)

Never Fade (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken)

The concept of certain people having special powers is one that has played out a myriad of ways in comic books, movies, TV programs, and fiction. Author Alexandra Bracken put her own spin on the idea in The Darkest Minds series, where children of a certain age are susceptible to a disease that either kills them or, for the ones who survive, leaves them with one of a handful of unique powers, ranging from the ability to manipulate electricity to mind control. Having a bunch of pre-teens running around with these abilities is understandably terrifying to the government, and in Bracken’s dystopian America, children with abilities are either killed or taken to horrifying “rehabilitation” camps where they can be carefully monitored to prevent them doing anything dangerous.

What follows is my review of the second book of The Darkest Minds series, Never Fade. There will be mild spoilers for the first book, and I would absolutely recommend reading The Darkest Minds before tackling Never Fade. While Bracken does include some catch-up tidbits from the first book, they work better as a memory jog for people who have read the first book as opposed to a detailed description for new readers. Continue reading

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An Interview with ‘The Darkest Minds’ & ‘Never Fade’ Author Alexandra Bracken

Author Alexandra Bracken (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken)

Author Alexandra Bracken (Image Credit: Alexandra Bracken)

While most college students are lucky if they make it to class in something besides their pajamas, author Alexandra Bracken somehow managed to complete her first novel, Brightly Woven, while she was still in college – with a double major! Now splitting her time between writing and a career in publishing, Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series is fittingly ambitious. With elements of science fiction, political drama and dystopia, The Darkest Minds is filled with action, suspense and intrigue.

To celebrate the release of the second book in the series, Never Fade, Alexandra was kind enough to take some time out of her hectic schedule to answer a few questions from The Daily Quirk. Keep reading for the scoop on Alexandra and The Darkest Minds series!

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