Waiting on Wednesday (102) - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Summary (from UnRequired Reading):
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 first novel in a brand new trilogy, Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds instantly captured my interest with the mere mention of teenagers gaining powerful abilities after surviving a deadly disease. It sounds like the book will be quite the thriller! Now add in romance, danger, and intrigue, and what you get is an irresistible combination that has left me impatiently awaiting the release of this book. Why is December so far away?

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  1. I think this one is going to be really good!

  2. Great pick, Liz! I've been eyeing this book too, lately. It looks like it's going to be super intense!!