Interviewing Alexandra Bracken, author of THE DARKEST MINDS



Last week was so busy, I didn't get a chance to post as much as I would have liked!

But I really wanted to tell you guys; Last week, I interviewed Alexandra Bracken over at Broadway World to celebrate the release of her new novel THE DARKEST LEGACY and the fact that The Darkest Minds arrived in theaters earlier this month.

I've been REALLY excited to share our chat with you guys. I have a been a fan of the author since I picked up her debut BRIGHTLY WOVEN. I remember following her blog and seeing secret online scavenger hunts for teasers from the book she was working on, BLACK IS THE COLOR, which was later renamed THE DARKEST MINDS when picked up for publication. I've had the good fortune to meet her twice now, once at Jennifer L. Armentrout's first Apollycon, and then again earlier this year at the Book Expo of America thanks to Disney Books.

I feel really fortunate and lucky that I was able to chat with Alex about the book's release for BroadwayWorld. From talking about the new novel to her cameo in the movie to what she's working on now, I hope you enjoy her responses as much as I did!

Here's a snippet of what you'll see in the full interview.

What was your favorite book scene to see brought to life in the movie?

The director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, played one of the takes they did of the Virginia Beach story for me while I was visiting the set and it pretty much made me cry. The version that made it into the film is even better.

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

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.