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In Time

(The Darkest Minds #1.5)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  9,703 ratings  ·  1,119 reviews
Don't miss this exciting short story that connects The Darkest Minds to its much-anticipated sequel, Never Fade.

Gabe's life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skiptracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the mo
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ebook, 89 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Disney Publishing Worldwide
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Sahil Javed It is in Through the Dark, a bind-up of three novellas set in The Darkest Minds world.

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Regan
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ALEXANDRA BRACKEN WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

She made me cry in a novella. Twice.

I hate you.

But I love you too.
Christine Riccio
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WHAT AN EXCELLENT NOVELLA. Don't skip this one!
♥ Becky  22
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Marie
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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OH MY SWEET GOODNESS.

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ALEXANDRA BRACKEN, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?

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So let me start off by saying that this novella is 90 pages, including the preview of NEVER FADE. Those 90 pages happen to be the most stressful and emotional 90 pages I have ever read.

The main character in this novella isn't even in THE DARKEST MINDS. Which disappointed me at first, because I was really hoping for a Liam story. But the protagonist is a new character named Gabriel, who wants to become a skip tracer. And after rea
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Lauren
My heart just broke into a thousand pieces. I can’t believe what just happened. This is one of the best novellas I have ever read. I have no words to describe what I’m feeling. (view spoiler) This book was short but it made me so emotional and right now I’m sobbing, I just can’t believe it. Other than the tragedy that just happened I finally got to met Zu ...more
Sarah
This was an enjoyable short story, but the ending was kind-of sad.



7 out of 10
ambsreads
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't think I can possibly write a full review for a novella but I just want to say -- what the heck? That ending crushed my heart and the whole process of seeing inside someone who is not a kid with powers was so engaging. I couldn't put it down once I was given time to read. Seeing Zu as well filled my heart, but damn Gabe turned out to be a great protagonist. If you're reading this series, I would without a doubt recommend this novella!
Dannii Elle
This novella follows from the first book in The Darkest Minds trilogy. At just under 100 pages I wasn't really expecting a lot, but wow. Bracken really knows how to write a novella!

This is centered around Gabe's perspective, a character not featured in the original series. Gabe represents the average American citizen, attempting to struggle through the economic repression that has ripped through America in the wake of the mutant abilities suddenly conjured in almost all teenage and pre-teen chil
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Melissa
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my god. OH. MY. GOOOOOD.
ALEXANDRA, YOU CAN'T END A BOOK LIKE THIS?! NOOOOOOOOOO.

I think Alexandra just ruined me completely...
Janelle
THE CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT! Ms Bracken is just too amazing for this world.

I cried myself to sleep..

*spoilers*

ME: When Zu told gabe she had two brothers and a sister... Zu an only child.
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"Liam is safe"
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ME: AT THE END.
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Mitch
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Apparently my problem with The Darkest Minds was just Ruby and Liam, because I really like this short story with Gabe and Zu. As I said (in a review I didn't expect to be as controversial as it's turned out), this is a series that excels at gritty dystopian - or it would be, if it didn't spend so much time making Ruby out to be this weak, self-loathing victim in a black and white adults versus kids world; it was all just a bit too much for me the way the book blatantly tried to play every. singl ...more
Dana

Wow...that's how you write a novella! I really appreciated that this was a true sequel and not a random prequel. I love back story as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want story 1.5 to actually be story 1.5, so thank you for that Ms. Bracken.

I was riveted while reading this and yet, to be honest I despised Gabe. I can't remember the last time I cursed a character so much. But the writing was so good and the story was so interesting that even with my hatred for the main character,
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Jessie
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect from this, only that it's a novella. So I went in knowing nothing and I thought it would be a happy story. BUT NO! NO NO NO NO! THE ENDING!!!!

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THAT CANNOT BE THE ENDING! THAT IS TOO SAD TO BE AN ENDING!! It's just...
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Lara
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first stumbled across the fact that there was going to be a Darkest Minds 1.5 I was so excited and filled with hope!


Then I saw the release day. It's so close but so far away.


So, now I'm just sad.
Vathna Dany
Oh no :( WHY.

That ending was so sad.
Macarena Yannelli
Dec 27, 2015 rated it liked it
No entendí mucho el punto de esta novella pero saber un poquito más de Zu me deja tranquila jajaja
Andreea Pop
This little tidbit depicts the world Bracken previously introduced us to perfectly. Focused on a new character, Gabe -- a collateral victim of the scary universe the author has created -- is trying to take the reins to his crumbling world and join the skip tracers. But for his big debut, he needs to turn a "freak kid" in. And that somehow proves a thousand times easier and harder (trust me, I do make sense) than he initially thought.

“But I’m telling you now, you ever find someone who likes the
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Lara
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so cute and heartbreaking. I actually had no idea that novella about this part of Zu's story existed, but I'm so happy it does :)
Lexie
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh goodness! That was a nice little story, naw Zu, cute as ever. Oh but poor poor Gabe! So sad! I thought it was gonna be in Zu's POV though but no it was in Gabe's. That was interesting. Also that boy who died in the car was that Talon? Oh well, poor Gabe though he didn't deserve that. Just something a huge misunderstanding can cause. This was a nice little story with a great amount of humour and emotions. Great description, Zu cute and awesome as ever and Gabe an interesting character. 7/10.
Kassidy
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novellas, ebooks
What?! What?! There better be some closure to this in Never Fade..

Great novella with awesome plot and character development!
I liked seeing the perspective of how this whole thing is affecting normal people. This new insight really makes you think.

This is so emotionally damaging ..
Karla
AHHHHH

OH MY GOSH

THERE ARE SO MANY POSSIBILITIES

Elena
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WHAT THE EFF DID I JUST READ?!
My heart...is breaking.
Life is wasted on the living [Elena]
OH MY GOD.
I didn't think this little novella would be so... GOOD. It got to the point where I think I literally like it more than the real book.
It is all about Zu, in fact, and what happened after she left East River with her 'beloved' Yellows. They get attacked in the middle of nowhere and then by pure coincidence there happens to be a boy, a man named Gabe that saves her, even though he doesn't know it. Not yet.

But that ENDING.

"Don't-"


I WANT SOMEONE TO REWRITE IT.
I need Gabe, the little s
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Sovanratana
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
JESUS OH MY GOD WHAT THE CRAP UH SHIT JUST NO NA DA YOU DO NOT END A BOOK LIKE THAT WHATTTT
Marnie  Krüger
In January I read The Darkest Minds and immediately ordered the rest of the books. I fell in love with Alexandra Bracken's writing style and with this dystopian world she created, but as things go I didn't get around to reading the rest of the series up until now.

I'm glad I saw that there's a connector story between The Darkest Minds and Never Fade, because this novella was just what I needed to get back into this world and the characters that inhabit it.

So now I'm ready for Never Fade. Hopefull
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Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers

In Time was much better than I thought it'd be, though that's not saying much since I find most novellas rubbish.
This was more enjoyable than The Darkest Mind, mainly because the POV character wasn't quite as insufferable as Ruby or whatever her name was. Although, I would have preferred to read the POV of an existing character (like Zu or Liam) instead of some random guy.
I didn't really like Gabe (the MC) at first, he was kind of awful. But by the end, I did grow to like h
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Izabella
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
WTF?!?!???!!! NOOOOO!!!!!! GABE!!!!!! WHYYY?!?!??!?!!! *BREAKS DOWN INTO SOBS AND KICKS THE WALL REPEATEDLY* WHYYYY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SOOO HEARTLESS, BRACKEN?!??!!??!!! YOU'VE CRACKED AND SPLINTERED MY HEART ENOUGH WITH THE DARKEST MINDS AND NEVER FADE, BUT YOU JUST HADDD TO DO IT AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!??!!! I'D SAY I HATE YOU BUT I CAN'T 'CAUSE YOUR BOOKS ARE SOOO GOOD!!!!! BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TORTURE US WITH EVERYTHINGGGG YOU WRITE?!??!!?!!! WHY CAN'T YOU GIVE US JUST ONEE HAPPY ENDING?!??!?!??!! ...more
Sandra
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Wow. Whatever I was expecting from this novella... It was definitely not that. That ending just broke my heart. Reading this definitely made me want to continue on with the trilogy!
Paige
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHY. WHY. WHY.
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The Darkest Minds (4 books)
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“They want you to think that darkness or evil is only something that gets inflicted on you by the outside world, but I know better, and I think the freak does, too. Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.” 68 likes
“Because she knows what it's like to live in a world of black, and black, and the tiny bit of white, but when she escaped it, she didn't find the rainbow of colors, the dresses, the singing, the dancing. She only found ugliness.” 46 likes
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