Jennifer Yuh Nelson to direct ‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Adaptation!

Some very exciting news has come our way. It has been announced that Jennifer Yuh Nelson will be directing the film adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds. 

If you’ve seen Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 then you are familiar with her work. 

Chad Hodge is the screenwriter for the adaptation. You may know him from Fox’s Wayward Pines. 

21 Laps will be producing the film.

Can’t wait to find out who joins the cast. 



‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Script is Finished! #TDM

Chad Hodge, the screenwriter for the film adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, has finished finally finished the script. He did not state if this was the first draft or the final draft. What we do know is that he finished it yesterday and that it is something that we should definitely be super excited about because that means that we are one step closer to seeing this film being made.

Check out a photo of the finished script below. As well of Hodge’s tweet.

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We are really looking forward to seeing what the future hold for The Darkest Minds series.

New York Times reviews Alex Bracken’s ‘Passenger’!

The New York Times has reviewed Alexandra Bracken’s newest book, Passenger.

Below is a small excerpt of the review

This is the sort of book that gracefully walks the fine line between excitement and instruction. By the end of it, the young reader might find that she has learned a good deal while she was thoroughly enjoying herself.

To read the full review please head over to New York Times.

If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger at a bookstore near you.

Read the First 3 Chapters of Alexandra Bracken’s ‘Passenger’!

Hyperion and Alexandra Bracken have released the first three chapters of Alex’s upcoming Novel, Passenger.

Click here to read the first 3 chapters of Alex Bracken’s Passenger.

Read the synopsis below:

Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future,but a tragic accident has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time. Etta wakes,confused and terrified, in 1776, in the midst a fierce sea battle. Nicholas Carter, the handsome young prize master of a privateering ship, has been hired to retrieve Etta and deliver her unharmed to the Ironwoods, a powerful family in the Colonies — the very same one that orchestrated her jump back, and one Nicholas himself has ties to. But discovering she can time travel is nothing compared to the shock of uncovering the true reason the Ironwoods have ensnared her in their web. Another traveler has stolen an object of untold value from them, and, if Etta can find it, they will return her to her own time. Out of options, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the mysterious traveler. But as they draw closer to each other and the end of their search, the true nature of the object, and the dangerous game the Ironwoods are playing, comes to light — threatening to separate her not only from Nicholas, but her path home…forever.

Passenger will be released in bookstores January 2016.

BREAKING: Special Edition of ‘Passenger’ ARCs will be at BEA!

Alexandra Bracken has just announced that ARCs for her upcoming book will be available at BEA. Alex announced it via her Tumblr. She says that these will be very very special editions of the Passenger ARCs.

The Passenger ARCs will be distributed during a special signing at 9:30am in the Disney booth #2757 on Thursday, May 28th.

Check out her cool announcement:





My editor emailed me yesterday to give me the good news that they’ve decided to do a special edition/limited early run of advance reader copies of PASSENGER for BEA! They’re printing 200 in all, which will be distributed during an in-booth (#2757) signing I’m doing on Thursday the 28th starting at 9:30 AM. From what I understand, this is the only chance you’ll have to grab one at BEA/BookCon, but there might be a few extras depending on how many people queue up for them. Seriously, go thank Editor Em (@sourskittle on Twitter) for moving mountains to make this happen!!

There will definitely be more ARCs this summer! I want to emphasize these are truly specialearly ARCs. They are being printed from an earlier, uncopyedited draft of PASSENGER than what you would normally see in ARC form–it was the only way to get them in time for BEA. I’m so freaking thrilled my publisher loves the story and I’m so stinkin’ excited to share it, but the unrelenting perfectionist in me wants you to know there will be typos/places I missed switching 1st POV to 3rd and tweaks and cuts made between this version of the ARC and the later one (and, of course, the final book when it publishes in January). It’s not a big deal, but I wanted to give you a head’s up in case you see a review or something that mentions something you don’t remember.  K?

If you miss the ARC giveaway, there will also be chapter samplers and rather awesome PASSENGER swag (!!!) at the Disney booth–just ask one of the nice folks you see there!

If you can’t make the signing on Thursday, I’ll be doing something really fun during my signing of IN THE AFTERLIGHT on Friday, May 29th, from 1-2 PM at Table 5 in the signing area. Get ready for #PassengerHunt!!! More details on that soon–it’s safe to say, though, my UPS guy will extra hate me this week. :3 (By the way, the copies of ITA will be free and I’m happy to sign copies you bring from home!)

And if you’re coming to BookCon on Saturday, May 30th, I’m on a panel in room 1A talking STAR WARS with my buds Tom Angleberger, Tony DiTerlizzi, Adam Gidwitz from 2-3PM and then we’re signing our samplers of our Star Wars books from 3:30-4:30 PM. If you can’t make the signings on the 28th or 29th, you are welcome to bring your TDM books with you to this signing event!

I hope I see you guys there!!

Unfortunately we will not be at BEA this year. Will you be attendance at BEA?