‘Never Fade’ paperback to be released on September 2nd!

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The paperback for the second book in Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series, Never Fade, hits stores on September 2, 2014.

Synopsis: 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 only saved in one place: a flashdrive 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?

Click here to pre-order your copy from Barnes and Noble.

Alexandra Bracken breaks down ‘In the Afterlight’ title!

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Alexandra Bracken explains the title for TD3, In the Afterlight on her Tumblr.

Okay, SO. As you probably could tell by the rejected titles, there were so many different ways to end the title sentence it made my head spin! Some were darker than others, some more hopeful, some not exactly grammatically correct… so why this one?

The word “afterlight” has two definitions according to Dictionary.com:
1) The light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow
2) a view of past events; retrospect
You may have caught that I was struggling to incorporate the idea/theme of “memory” into this title since it plays such a big role in the series. For some reason, using the word itself didn’t work for me. (A lot of them sounded too Self-Help-y, to be totally honest.) So if we go with definition #2, the title is saying, essentially, that even in the future, the memory of the darkest minds still won’t have faded—their good acts? The terrible tragedies inflicted on them? The terrible tragedies they inflicted on others? The struggle people faced in surviving a truly hard time? It’s up to you to decide who “the darkest minds” in the series really are.

I think the more important definition might be the first one, though. The gang, to me and to each other, have always represented this last light still clinging to the world even as night is steadily coming on. More importantly, and without going into detail, it ALSO ties into how Ruby describes the way she views the future.

Earlier Alex played charades and talked more of the In the Afterlight with @xtinemay.

What do you guys think? Feeling the title? I know I am. Share your thoughts in the comments.

TDM 3 title revealed: ‘In the Afterlight’

The third book in Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series has just been revealed. Alex played a game with book vlogger @xtinemay and revealed the title through a game of charades.

The title for the third book in The Darkest Minds series is….. IN THE AFTER LIGHT!

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Watch the video below:

Are you guys excited? In the After Light comes out September 16th.>