Waiting On Wednesday is a meme where you basically share an upcoming book that you’re excited to read. It’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine by Jill.
The book I’m waiting on today is…: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming 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 emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
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 kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. 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. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
The Darkest Minds is probably one of my most anticipated books this fall/winter, and this is saying something, as there are some seriously amazing books coming out this season. Books that are really getting me excited. But this book has to top them all. It seems like the author took all of my favorite elements that I love in a good dystopian book, and meshed them into this fantastic sounding book. Supernatural powers, escapes, rebellions, and no love triangle. How can this book not be a total win?! And let’s just stop and stare at that cover. Is it not just plain lovely? I’m telling you, this book is going up on my favorites shelf, and it’s going to go look so pretty up there too. It’s a total win.
What are YOU waiting on this week?