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BUDDY READ: Dystopian/Sci-Fi > Through the Dark (The Darkest Minds #1.5, 2.5, 3.5) by Alexandra Bracken - Restarting July 9th 2018

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85645 comments Mod
Don't miss this breathtaking collection of stories set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds trilogy. Featuring ebook original novellas In Time and Sparks Rise, and a gripping, brand-new novella, Through the Dark is a must-have for fans of the Darkest Minds. This collection contains three novellas: In Time, Sparks Rise, and Beyond the Night, as well as a sneak peek at the first novel in Alexandra Bracken's new series, Passenger.

IN TIME
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 more difficult by his first "score,"a young girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.

SPARKS RISE
Sam didn't think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam's dark childhood. Lucas has a deadly secret--he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk everything to save her.

BEYOND THE NIGHT
The government-run "rehabilitation camps" have been shut down, but kids with Psi powers are anything but free. Sam would rather be on her own than put in the care of a foster family and given the "cure"--a dangerous procedure that unclaimed kids across the country are being forced to undergo. But there's more at stake than just her own safety. Sam once made someone a promise, and the time has come to fulfill it. Now that she's out of her camp, Mia only has one thought in her head: finding Lucas, her beloved older brother.



Meaghan (ectophine) | 3629 comments Starting this now! Just finished the trilogy


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Lara (Bookish_turtle) | 833 comments Began a couple of days early on the first novella.

In Time: This one was okay, but overall I didn't think it was necessary...

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Lara (Bookish_turtle) | 833 comments Sparks Rise: I enjoyed this one much more than the first!

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Lara (Bookish_turtle) | 833 comments Beyond the night: I didn't feel like this added on a whole lot... It was a cute read and nice enough, but it didn't reveal all that much we couldn't have already inferred...

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Lara (Bookish_turtle) | 833 comments Overall thoughts: I am not generally a fan of novellas, they often feel unnecessary, but these ones were quite enjoyable.

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