From New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series.
In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength to not only survive, but stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles.
The characters in these stories – some new, some familiar – face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night. This is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds.
A desperate young man is forced to make a terrible choice between his own survival and the future of a little girl. The girl won’t speak, but she changes his life in ways he could never imagine.
A spark of light brightens the brutal world when a girl named Sam encounters her childhood best friend at the government-run ‘rehabilitation’ camp, Thurmond. Lucas and Sam form a risky escape plan, but sometimes even love isn’t powerful enough to overcome unspeakable cruelty.
BEYOND THE NIGHT
The camps are closed and the tyrant president has been deposed. But for many Psi kids living rough, there is no home to return to, no place in a country devastated by the past and anxious about the future. Every day is a struggle for Sam – at least at Thurmond she knew the rules. Her new found freedom is filled with uncertainty and fear. But there’s more at stake than Sam’s own survival. She once made a promise to someone she loves, and the time has come to fulfill it.
‘Haunting … Bracken creates a gripping and terrifying dystopian world’ – Kirkus Reviews Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Mindsseries. Visit her online at http://www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.