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Alexandra Bracken

Autor(a) de The Darkest Minds

23+ Works 14,321 Membros 468 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Alexandra Bracken was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 27th, 1987. She graduated from The College of William & Mary in Virginia in May 2009, with a degree in History and English. She began her first published novel, Brightly Woven, as a birthday present to a close friend in college. She is mostrar mais also the author of The Darkest Minds Series. Her title from that series, In the Afterlight, made The Young New Adult Titles List. In 2017 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title, Passenger. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (2012) 3,597 exemplares
Lore (2021) 2,326 exemplares
Never Fade (2013) 1,667 exemplares
Passenger (2016) 1,457 exemplares
In the Afterlight (2014) 1,343 exemplares
Wayfarer (Passenger) (2017) 636 exemplares
Through the dark (2015) 543 exemplares
Brightly Woven (2010) 539 exemplares
The Darkest Legacy (2018) 463 exemplares
Silver in the Bone (2023) 460 exemplares
The Last Life of Prince Alastor (2019) 134 exemplares
In Time (2013) 100 exemplares

Associated Works

The Darkest Minds [2018 film] (2018) — Original book — 53 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70 • March 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1987
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Arizona, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educação
College of William and Mary
Ocupações
young adult writer

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Found: Modern apocalyptic kids survival em Name that Book (Janeiro 2023)

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All I can say is a very juvenile omg, cause the awesomeness of this book blew me away.

EDIT: Loved it just as much the 2nd time around, but book 2 isn't on Whispersync yet :/
 
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jazzbird61 | 144 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Summary: Meet Lore Perseous, not the hero of ancient lore, but a fierce survivor of a deadly game that pits gods and their scions against each other every seven years. After abandoning the dangerous world of the Agon, Lore finds herself pulled back into the chaos when a childhood friend seeks her help. As she navigates the treacherous game, Lore discovers secrets that could shake the foundations of Olympus itself.


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pools_of_words | 41 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2024 |
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I have a very love hate relationship with this genre. I however found this one quick and enjoyable. It is something where I am glad I read it. I will also be watching the movie. My thoughts are as follows. The Darkest Minds is another dystopian novel, one of the many now found on YA shelves, but this novel is not just another dystopian but a creative story focusing on children with unique abilities and the cruelty and oppression they suffer. The plot is interesting and engaging, if not predictable at times. The unique story with supernatural abilities and youth trying to fight a Government that’s not completely in control leads to a resistance and different groups fighting to control these children, government groups and splinter groups as well as the groups these youth form on their own.
The characters are where this novel really shines, with a strong, but unsure female lead in Ruby, a young girl named Suzume who never speaks out loud, an intelligent and grumpy (but loving) boy nicknamed Chubs, and the love interest with a heart-of-gold and endearingly naïve named Liam. This group Ruby finds herself apart of is dynamic, interesting, and very sweet and watching them grow close and learn the darker histories each character hides is incredibly satisfying. I also love that instead of a “bad boy” love interest which has become a staple in a lot of young adult fiction, Liam is unfailingly empathetic and compassionate as well as optimistic in their bleak circumstances. He has his share of flaws to balance out his best traits. The romance is sweet but not rushed and a healthy and positive example of love, even if their life on the run doesn’t allow it to be easy.
The writing is good, but can be unclear at times, especially in action sequences when several things are supposed to be happening at once but comes out more convoluted. It also felt like random facts would show up in conversation, things I didn’t remember them talking about, but suddenly everyone knew it anyway (this happened once or twice but still confused me). Some scenes are written with a certain point in mind but come of more ambiguous as to what the other meant. Despite these snags, the writing is still absorbing and the story and characters bring it together nicely
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b00kdarling87 | 144 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
I'm a sucker for a mythology retelling, I have a definite bias towards them. That being said, all bias aside, this book was incredible. It took Greek mythology and turned it into something that I don't think I've ever read before. The world building that took place inside a location I'm already familiar with was expert. The characters were easy to get to know and care for (or in MANY cases, hate). I loved that there was a lot of grey in the book, rather than just simple black and white good and evil. Although, there was a lot of obvious bad.… (mais)
 
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lindywilson | 41 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Obras
23
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Membros
14,321
Popularidade
#1,606
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
468
ISBN
331
Línguas
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