Darkest Minds

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099 ratings

The Darkest Minds Publisher's Summary

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now 16, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her - East River. She joins a group of kids who have 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 having a life worth living.

©2012 Alexandra Bracken (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Darkest Minds

    • Darkest Minds, Book 1
    • By: Alexandra Bracken
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,886
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878

    When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

    • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Never Fade

    • Darkest Minds, Book 2
    • By: Alexandra Bracken
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as Darkest Minds

    • By Jen on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • In the Afterlight

    • By: Alexandra Bracken
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

    Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic series!!

    • By L. DelPrete on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 4

    • The Darkest Legacy

    • A Darkest Minds Novel
    • By: Alexandra Bracken
    • Narrated by: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, 17-year-old Suzume “Zu” Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite narrator

    • By Michelle on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $34.99