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Alexandra Bracken

Biography

Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken wrote BRIGHTLY WOVEN as a birthday present for a friend, and the story grew and flourished during a year of unpredictable, wild weather. A native of Arizona, she is a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she majored in History and English. She now lives in New York City and works in children’s book publishing.

Alexandra Bracken

Books by Alexandra Bracken

by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume "Zu" Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive. Determined to clear her name, Zu finds herself in an uncomfortable alliance with Roman and Priyanka, two mysterious Psi who could either help her prove her innocence or betray her before she gets the chance. 
by Alexandra Bracken - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

From New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a collection of three hauntingly beautiful novellas set in the world of the Darkest Minds series. In the most harrowing of times, it takes a ferocious strength not only to survive, but to stand up for those who cannot fight their own battles. The characters in these stories --- some new, some familiar --- face impossible missions, and the hardest of all may be protecting the last flicker of hope in a seemingly endless night.

by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday something alarming had happened to her. A mysterious disease that killed most of the children in America had left Rugy alive, but she and the other survivors have dangerous powers they can't control. At 16, she escapes the government "rehabilitation camp" she has been living in for the past six years and joins a group of kids who escaped from another camp. Can they all stay safe?

by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children has survived on a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam, she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Fractured by an unbearable loss, Ruby and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in "rehabilitation camps," but not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN.

by Alexandra Bracken - Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

by Alexandra Bracken - Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer is thrust not just miles, but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods --- a powerful family in the Colonies --- and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. --- Reviewed by Grace P., Teen Board member.