{Review} THE DARKEST MINDS: Movie Edition by Alexandra Bracken

#1 New York Times Best Selling Author Alexandra Bracken's series The Darkest Minds is coming to theaters this summer, and to celebrate, Disney-Hyperion has re-issued the books with two all new covers:



So which version should you buy? Disney-Hyperion kindly sent both versions for me to analyze, and I've put together a video showing you the books side-by-side:

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The Darkest Minds will be directed by animation director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) in her first live-action film. The film stars Amandla Stenberg(Everything, Everything, The Hunger Games, The Hate U Give) as Ruby Daly. Mandy Moore (Singer, actress inThis is Us, A Walk to Remember, Tangled)Gwendoline Christie(Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens),Harris Dickinson(Beach Rats)Skylan Brooks(The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete), Patrick Gibson(The OA, The Passing Bells), and Miya Cech round out the cast.

Check out the trailer
for The Darkest Minds
out AUGUST 3rd, 2018

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Here's a full summary for the novel THE DARKEST MINDS:

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Author: Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: Dec. 18, 2012
Movie Cover Editions Released June 26, 2018
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Received: For Review

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America's children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.