IN TIME is a The Darkest Minds e-novella featuring an older character (25 year old Gabe) who is a would-be skip tracer. He happens upon Zu (one of my favorite characters from TDM) and sets out to turn her in to collect a reward.
I won't tell you much about the plot beyond that, only that Zu is amazing as usual (she'd save you a lot of money on gas), and Bracken knows how to rip out her readers' hearts. WHY, Bracken, WHY?!
IN TIME could theoretically be read as a stand-alone, but there are several points of intersection with TDM that make the experience all the richer. I really liked how some of my worldbuilding questions from book 1 were answered here (especially regarding how parents would be willing to give up their children, especially the relatively harmless Greens).
I also wanted to let you know about an upcoming IN TIME event!
#INTIME TWITTER PARTY
WITH AUTHOR ALEXANDRA BRACKEN
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST
How: Be sure to follow @AlexBracken, @HyperionTeens, and @TheBookCellarX and use #InTime during the 1-hour event to ask questions LIVE and win prizes.
· To join the party, just search #InTime on Twitter.
· Watch for questions from @TheBookCellarX and win awesome prizes including promo codes for In Time, autographed copies of The Darkest Minds, compass necklaces, and a $200 Visa card!
· Ask Alex questions, enter giveaways and chat with other partygoers—just use the tag #InTime in all of your party tweets!
Tweet your questions for @AlexBracken now using #InTime and participate on Wednesday, July 24th for her live responses!
Read my review of THE DARKEST MINDS.
Find out more about book 2 in the series, NEVER FADE (Releases: October 15, 2013)
FTC disclosure: Review copy provided by Big Honcho Media
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