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Alexandra Bracken

Autor(a) de The Darkest Minds

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About the Author

Alexandra Bracken was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 27th, 1987. She graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia in May 2009, with a degree in History and English. She began her first published novel, Brightly Woven, as a birthday present to a close friend in college. She is mostrar mais also the author of The Darkest Minds Series. Her title from that series, In the Afterlight, made The Young New Adult Titles List. In 2017 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title, Passenger. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (2012) 3,585 cópias
Lore (2021) 2,314 cópias
Never Fade (2013) 1,661 cópias
Passenger (2016) 1,457 cópias
In the Afterlight (2014) 1,339 cópias
Wayfarer (Passenger) (2017) 634 cópias
Through the dark (2015) 540 cópias
Brightly Woven (2010) 537 cópias
The Darkest Legacy (2018) 460 cópias
Silver in the Bone (2023) 459 cópias
In Time (2013) 100 cópias

Associated Works

The Darkest Minds [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 53 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70 • March 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Arizona, USA
New York, New York, USA
College of William and Mary
young adult writer



Found: Modern apocalyptic kids survival em Name that Book (Janeiro 2023)


Summary: Meet Lore Perseous, not the hero of ancient lore, but a fierce survivor of a deadly game that pits gods and their scions against each other every seven years. After abandoning the dangerous world of the Agon, Lore finds herself pulled back into the chaos when a childhood friend seeks her help. As she navigates the treacherous game, Lore discovers secrets that could shake the foundations of Olympus itself.

pools_of_words | outras 41 resenhas | Jan 30, 2024 |
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I have a very love hate relationship with this genre. I however found this one quick and enjoyable. It is something where I am glad I read it. I will also be watching the movie. My thoughts are as follows. The Darkest Minds is another dystopian novel, one of the many now found on YA shelves, but this novel is not just another dystopian but a creative story focusing on children with unique abilities and the cruelty and oppression they suffer. The plot is interesting and engaging, if not predictable at times. The unique story with supernatural abilities and youth trying to fight a Government that’s not completely in control leads to a resistance and different groups fighting to control these children, government groups and splinter groups as well as the groups these youth form on their own.
The characters are where this novel really shines, with a strong, but unsure female lead in Ruby, a young girl named Suzume who never speaks out loud, an intelligent and grumpy (but loving) boy nicknamed Chubs, and the love interest with a heart-of-gold and endearingly naïve named Liam. This group Ruby finds herself apart of is dynamic, interesting, and very sweet and watching them grow close and learn the darker histories each character hides is incredibly satisfying. I also love that instead of a “bad boy” love interest which has become a staple in a lot of young adult fiction, Liam is unfailingly empathetic and compassionate as well as optimistic in their bleak circumstances. He has his share of flaws to balance out his best traits. The romance is sweet but not rushed and a healthy and positive example of love, even if their life on the run doesn’t allow it to be easy.
The writing is good, but can be unclear at times, especially in action sequences when several things are supposed to be happening at once but comes out more convoluted. It also felt like random facts would show up in conversation, things I didn’t remember them talking about, but suddenly everyone knew it anyway (this happened once or twice but still confused me). Some scenes are written with a certain point in mind but come of more ambiguous as to what the other meant. Despite these snags, the writing is still absorbing and the story and characters bring it together nicely
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b00kdarling87 | outras 142 resenhas | Jan 7, 2024 |
I'm a sucker for a mythology retelling, I have a definite bias towards them. That being said, all bias aside, this book was incredible. It took Greek mythology and turned it into something that I don't think I've ever read before. The world building that took place inside a location I'm already familiar with was expert. The characters were easy to get to know and care for (or in MANY cases, hate). I loved that there was a lot of grey in the book, rather than just simple black and white good and evil. Although, there was a lot of obvious bad.… (mais)
lindywilson | outras 41 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
* I got this book for review*
I really enjoyed this book. Alex has always been a master at slow burn stories and espeically slow burn series! I think this book overal had such a fun merln esc world and i love the female focus of this book and this book was def more bloodthristy then i was expecting i really loved the found fmily eleemnt in this story and grew to love the main character. This book was a ton of set up but the last 50 pages was a wild ride!! I am excited for book 2!!
lmauro123 | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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