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Alexandra Bracken

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Hi! I'm Alex and I write books. Please note that I don't respond to messages here on GoodReads. Please send me a note on twitter (@alexbracken) on on Tumblr (alexandrabracken.tumblr.com). xx A

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2017





Year in Review

















Wow, after all of the madness of this year, I'm still finding it hard to believe that 2017 is in the rearview mirror. I've decided to start a new tradition of recapping my year so I can look back on these entries year from now and have a better sense of where I've been and where I'm heading. These questions were pulled from this site, with just the year updated. 

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The Darkest Minds (The Dark...

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Never Fade (The Darkest Min...

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In The Afterlight (The Dark...

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Passenger (Passenger, #1)

3.81 avg rating — 29,965 ratings — published 2016 — 42 editions
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In Time (The Darkest Minds,...

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Brightly Woven

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Wayfarer (Passenger, #2)

3.89 avg rating — 8,914 ratings — published 2017 — 33 editions
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Sparks Rise (The Darkest Mi...

4.37 avg rating — 3,931 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Through the Dark (The Darke...

4.41 avg rating — 2,921 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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A New Hope - The Princess, ...

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July 2018, Alexandra Bracken
"As the first book in Alexandra Bracken's dystopian trilogy gets ready to hit the big screen, she answered all our questions about the latest installment in her bestselling series, The Darkest Minds. "You get to see what the original cast has been up to, and how their world has—and hasn’t—changed," she says." ...More

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I can’t believe that this story is finally(!) heading your way, and I’m so excited for you guys to see what everyone has been up to in the years after ITA. If you happen to get an early copy, whether that’s an ARC or a finished copy, please consider ...more
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SO excited to share this book with you! Though it's meant for younger readers, I think (and hope!) my YA buds will still get a kick out of it. You can read the first chapter here, if you'd like! http://ew.com/books/2017/05/09/alexan...
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SO excited to share this book with you! Though it's meant for younger readers, I think (and hope!) my YA buds will still get a kick out of it. You can read the first chapter here, if you'd like! http://ew.com/books/2017/05/09/alexan...
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Well I like it \_(ツ)_/

Edited to add: If you're in need of a serious recap of PASSENGER before you read WAYFARER, check this out: https://static1.squarespace.com/stati...
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Please forgive me if this is in the wrong place! I need to be deleted off the listing for this anthology as I'm not longer participating in it.
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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
"Alexandra Bracken has created yet another world that I would love to live in, and I am so excited about this book that I'm practically hyperventilating!!!!

This book follows Etta Spencer, a 17 year old violin prodigy living in 2015 Manhattan. In on..." Read more of this review »
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
"***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Book One of the Passenger series
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
"THOUGHTS AFTER I FINISHED:
+ while in TDM i loved the characters, the plot/writing/concept is where PASSENGER shone
+ THE CONCEPT IS SO COOL YOU HAVE NO IDEA!! TIME TRAVEL!!!!
+ i love how the writing comes in a full circle. there will be references..." Read more of this review »
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“The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

“Let's carpe the hell out of this diem.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

“We'll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Polls

Which January New Release would you like to read in February?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In January" list.

** Write-ins are allowed. If you do so, please include title, author and series name.

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (Charley Davidson, #11) by Darynda Jones
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
(Charley Davidson, #11)
 
  3 votes, 60.0%

Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark
Keystone by Dannika Dark
(Crossbreed #1)
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

Dawn Study (Soulfinders, #3) by Maria V. Snyder
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
(Soulfinders, #3)
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
(Untitled Duology, #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Wayfarer (Passenger, #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
(Passenger, #2)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Windwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
(The Witchlands #2)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Phantom Kiss (Chicagoland Vampires, #12.5) by Chloe Neill
Phantom Kiss by Chloe Neill
(Chicagoland Vampires, #12.5)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen, #2) by Sarah Fine
The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
(The Impostor Queen, #2)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Power Game (GhostWalkers, #13) by Christine Feehan
Power Game by Christine Feehan
(GhostWalkers, #13)
 
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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

“It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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message 40: by Sharon

Sharon Thank you for accepting my friend request! The Darkest Minds is absolutely brilliant. It's heart-breaking, mind-blowing, and utterly inspiring. Thank you for writing this series! And I can't wait to read Passenger. :)


message 39: by Venus

Venus Blancia Thank you for accepting the invite. Be reading your books soon. ❤️


message 38: by Lauren

Lauren F You are retelling Star Wars: A New Hope!!! Alexandra Bracken you are my hero. Bursting with enthusiasm - Congrats!


message 37: by Tahsin

Tahsin Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!


message 36: by Maryam

Maryam Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :D
Can't wait to read more of your books!!


message 35: by Shelby

Shelby Loren Scott Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)


Writingwriterwhoreads I'm re watching your book charades w/ Christine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bks0Ke...


Writingwriterwhoreads Is anyone else already re reading In the Afterlight with me?


message 32: by Johanna

Johanna thank you soooo mutch for accepting my friend request!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't explain how much it ment to me . Darkest Minds is my favorite book and.. .I just can't wait until in the afterlight comes out!!!!!! You're awesome.
i have lots of questions , but I'll only ask you one.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF "DARKEST MINDS" AS A FILM ???


message 31: by Brigit

Brigit Di Morbide As an author, could you give me some writerly advice? How do you start a book? I mean, I have so many ideas, but if the beginning isn't in sync with my story, the whole thing is off. Was it hard for you starting your books? Or does it just come naturally for you? Because I keep deleting my work, because it isn't working.


Ruthanne THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!AHHH! Thank sooo much for adding me.


message 29: by Paula

Paula Hi Alexandra, thank you so much for accepting my freind request you don't know how much I care about this. I love The Darkest Minds trilogy IT'S MY FAVOURITE ONE! and I can't wait anymore to read the last book. I would like to answer you something, What inspired you to write this fantastic story?

MY BEST WISHES, YOUR FAN NUMBER ONE <3


message 28: by Karla

Karla Ortiz Hi Alexandra, thank you so much for accepting my friend request, I love The darkest minds, I made my friends read it and they love it too, I have so many questions but I really don't know how to start, What inspired you to write the story? , How did you choose the name characters? , Are there any plans for a movie to come out?.

My best wishes for the next book, I can't hardly wait


message 27: by Nicole

Nicole Prak I have cried at the end of every single thing you have written, and I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am of you for creating such an amazing story that I have such an emotional attachment to! <3 Thank you for accepting my friend request, and I'm so so so excited for In The Afterlight!


Alexandra Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! :)


Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ Thank you for accepting! I ADORE Liam and CANNOT WAIT until the final book comes out in TDM trilogy!! I love them so much ♥


message 24: by Cady

Cady Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books and I absolutely cannot WAIT until "In the Afterlight" comes out this autumn!


message 23: by ~Fern~

~Fern~ Thanks for accepting my friend request!!! :D


Michelle Benson Thanks so much for accepting my friendship :) The Darkest Minds is my new favorite series and I can't wait for book three!


message 21: by Tamara

Tamara Thank you so much for accepting my friend's request. I so excited for the third Darkest Minds book :)


message 20: by Shelley

Shelley Thank you so much for accepting my friend's request! Your Darkest Minds series is amazing. I can't wait to read the third :)


message 19: by Miranda

Miranda Hi Alex! Thanks for accepting my friend request. It was so much fun hanging out with you and Robin at TBF. I hope you enjoyed your time in Rochester and consider coming back sometime soon!


Benjamin Card Hey Alexandra! Thanks for the add. Please read the message I sent you :) It's important (to me at least)! Thank you.


message 17: by Ikao

Ikao Thanks for accepting my friend request XD


message 16: by Juliet

Juliet Thank you for accepting my friend request!!! I loveddddd The Darkest Minds! I have no regrets buying this book! It was amazing <3 can't wait till the next one!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request:)


message 14: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


Elevetha Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love love Brightly Woven and am so excited for the Darkest Minds. I'm currently on a mission to get my older brother to read BW. I think he will like it. Me and my sister practically shoved BW at one of our cousins and she loved it. Thought you might appreciate that. Have a great weekend!


message 12: by Elaina

Elaina Thanks for accepting my friend request =D And congrats on having your book released in paperback! Whenever I see an author succeed once again, it always motivates me to work harder to reach my own goals in writing =] All my best!


message 11: by William

William O'Brien Hi Alexandra- Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb.
Best wishes, William


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ Hi Alexandra! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. :) I just finished Brightly Woven yesterday and loooved it. It was so addicting! Great characters, especially … North! <3 I really hope to see more books from you!

- Brigid


message 9: by P.Q. (last edited Sep 21, 2010 07:11PM)

P.Q. Glisson Hello Alexandra, fellow author and newly acquired friend. :)
Thanks for accepting my friend request.
Please take a moment to check out my profile page to see some of my current projects.

Thanks again and I put your book "Brightly Woven" on my TBR list. :) Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson


Nicole Dreibelbeis Hi,
I really enjoyed Brightly Woven- it was so different from a lot of what I've read recently! I read mostly young adult, and often fantasy, but I was really impressed with how original the story was.I had to say hello because I also went to WM (tribe pride!) and was so excited when I discovered you went there too.
Looking forward to more great books from you in the future...keep making the 'burg proud!


Kellie O'Malley Alex I read your book at it was great!


Elisa Thanks for accepting me! I'm just about to finish Brightly Woven! (And loving it, by the way)


message 5: by Dani

Dani Thanks for the add! I am literally dying to read Brightly Woven! Especially since I've read only raves about it so far! March cant come soon enough! :]


Alexandra Bracken Tina wrote: "Thanks for the addd!
I can't wait till March! Brightly Woven looks like a wonderful book:)"


Thank you for adding me :) And I'm so excited for you to read it!


Alexandra Bracken Tom wrote: "hey! thanks for adding me as your friend. Your book is next on my list as soon as i finish the two i am reading right now. I can't wait!!"


Thanks, Tom! I can't wait to hear what you think--I think you might be the first guy reader!


~Tina~ Thanks for the addd!
I can't wait till March! Brightly Woven looks like a wonderful book:)


Thomas hey! thanks for adding me as your friend. Your book is next on my list as soon as i finish the two i am reading right now. I can't wait!!


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