I’m sure most of you have heard of THE DARKEST MINDS series around the blogosphere. I’ve personally heard a lot about the series, but just haven’t had the time to read it yet – I will read it sometime soon though! Today I’m here to talk about THROUGH THE DARK, which features two novellas, IN TIME and SPARKS RISE, as well as a new novella that ties up SPARKS RISE. The lovely people at Disney-Hyperion has also offered a finished copy of THROUGH THE DARK for one of you lucky people!
Through the Dark
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #1.5, 2.5, 3.5
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopian
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Don’t miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, available in print for the first time, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds.This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night, as well as a sneak peek at the first novel in Alexandra Bracken’s new series, Passenger.
What are the three novellas in THROUGH THE DARK individually about you may ask? Well, I’ve got answers!
Gabe’s life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skiptracer. This already almost-impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first “score,” a young girl who won’t speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.
Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.
Lucas has a deadly secret – he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk everything to save her.
The government-run “rehabilitation camps” have been shut down, but kids with Psi powers are anything but free. Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the “cure” – a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there’s more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise, and the time has come to fulfill it.
Now that she’s out of her camp, Mia only has one thought in her head: finding Lucas, her beloved older brother. She hasn’t seen him since they were separated and taken to different camps years ago, before Mia even became Psi. When Sam, Lucas’s childhood best friend, rescues Mia from the government’s inept care, Mia learns that nothing is as simple as she thought – and the past that she’s so desperate to salvage may not be possible to recover…
Doesn’t THROUGH THE DARK – and the entire series in general – sound amazing? It makes me want to start reading the series asap, especially after watching the book trailer!
And that’s not all! As a bonus, a sneak preview of PASSENGER, coming January 2016, is now available! You can read it through Amazon, NOOK, or iBooks. I’ve read the first chapter myself and I can definitely say that it’s fabulous so far!
One lucky winner will receive a copy of THROUGH THE DARK! This giveaway is open to the U.S. only.