This month’s winner is… Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken!
It was a really close one this month, but Darkest Minds edged out ahead. I am really excited for this selection! Seeing as the book came in second two months in a row, I imagine a number of you are excited too. Great choice this month, people!
A thorough review and discussion for this book will take place on May 28th, so there’s plenty of time to pick it up if you want to participate. For more information on the Your Pick for Nik! book club, click here.
Here’s what the book’s about:
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.