Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children - and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts - has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is saved in only one place: a flash drive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future - and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam - and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart - she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
©2013 Alexandra Bracken (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
For a middle book, this one blows that "middle book syndrome" idea right out of the water. Wow! Every bit as action packed and drama driven as the first book, Alexandra Bracken has delivered a whopper of a sequel. The audio by Amy McFadden is superb. Every voice was distinct, every emotion appropriate. I am getting spoiled by all these voice actors and highly impatient with those who just narrate. This book is amazing. Just get it and listen to it - you're welcome.
I am loving this series!! The writing is fresh and gorgeous, the characters are so well fleshed out and the plot is gripping. Can't wait to read the next one!!
Avid reader who hates it when editors or writers butcher the English language. Honest reviewer.
Ruby rocks! She is so determined to protect her friends & do what's right even though she messes up a lot. Great story.
Haven't seen the printed version...
Yes, would have been nice to sit and listen to entire book, but long enough and to many interuptions to do so.
This would be a great listen for children 10 and up. I did not realize that it was in the teen list till I looked. I liked the suspence and the anticipation book by book. Kept you thinking and kept it pretty much real. I could imagine this might or could actually happen.
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I have enjoyed both books that I've listened to in this series. They are not high drama, don't keep me on the edge of my seat, but just a pretty good listen. I have mixed feelings about the narrator. I hate the main character's voice, but that may be just a personal preference. It almost has a valley girl sound to it. Really grates on my nerves. However, she does a great job on the other voices. All in all, I liked it and will continue the series.
Recently found a love for books and with Audible I can clean and keep going - I also use it in my classroom to urge kids to read.
This sequel to the Darkest of Minds is just as intense as the first one. The Characters: Ruby Liam and Chubs and come together (with a few new members of the gang) to work for the League of Children, but are they being duped by Clancy yet again. All the old characters you came to love with a lively bunch of new ones (Knox and my personal favorite, Vida and the great yet colorful expressions - 'Bitch Puleaze!!'
This is just as good as the first book and though it ends not to much as the villain having the upper hand, because you are not sure who the villain is, this leads you into the third installment of The Darkest Of Mind. Obviously I loved it and recommend it if you read the first book.
This reading of the second book of the trilogy made me want to keep on running or driving whenever I had it playing. I hated having to pause it because it kept me on my toes. Bracken does it again, gives the reader an excellent story with her vast vocabulary and artistic ability to paint a mental picture so vivid you feel like you are there. McFadden also keeps up a spectacular performance in continuing the voices created for each character.
I loved the book, but the Narrator took some time to grow on me. She didn't do poorly by any means, however I'm picky about voices and she wasn't my mental image of Ruby's voice. I, everything was grand.
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