Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (7): The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) 
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had 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.
Description taken from Goodreads
"Boys.  Why did it have to be boys?"  
-Page 110 out of 488
"I could see it in their faces, and the irony stung more than I expected it to.  They'd taken in a monster, thinking it was a mouse."
-Page 131 out of 488


  1. I don't know, but boys are necessary. Kind of nice, too, sometimes.

  2. So many people have been telling me to read this book, and your teasers are making me want it even more (especially "They'd taken in a monster, thinking it was a mouse" - made me shiver)! I will definitely grab it the next time I'm at the library.

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes and Spider Silk