demonskie asked: I saw your post that published someone's ask about whether book 3 would have Clancy's POV, and I was wondering whether you'd ever make a book at all from Clancy's view?? I imagine it'd be rather entertaining (though irritating xD) to read! Also, I wanted to know whether Clancy really liked Ruby in a romantic way, or whether he was just using her/attracted to her because she was Orange?
I’m going to completely contradict everything I said in that other post about writing his POV (lolforever me), because the more I think about it, the more interesting it becomes to me. BUT! I’m not doing it in book 3. It’s 100% Ruby’s POV.
On one hand, like I said, I think he’s insufferably smug at times and isn’t shy about lording over the kids, but… there are times he isn’t wrong about the points he’s trying to get across to Ruby. If I were to ever write any kind of prequel story, I think it’d be about him. I’d love to pinpoint exactly when Clancy, a potential hero/protagonist in this story, makes that first choice that sends him down the path of being the antagonist. It’s juicy enough that I’m tempted!
For your other question… I don’t think Clancy finds Ruby unattractive, but in that moment, more than anything, he was really relishing in the control he had over her. Put another way, he was feeling rather seduced by his own power. And he really wanted to be able to control her/manipulate her into siding with him, not in the sense of a predator wanting to take out a rival predator, but a power player wanting to collect the best pieces to use later in the game.
Thanks for reading!
DROPS IN THE RIVER - Fleet Foxes
Crown of leaves, high in the window on a cold morning
Young today, old as a railroad tomorrow
Days are just drops in the river to be lost always
Only you, only you, you know
Ohhh dudes, this gives me the opportunity to say something I’ve been meaning to get around to saying. I LOVE all of you guys, and I’m so grateful to see people sharing TDM with their friends and creating these amazing works of fan art. But, please respect each other enough to not repost these works without the original creator’s permission and/or credit with a link back to the original source. Always credit when and where you can, otherwise it looks like you’re passing this stuff off as your own. This is something I’ve seen happening on Instagram in particular, and it bums me out each time as I know the creators have spent a lot of time working on them. It really is a small group of people doing it, and I know this doesn’t apply to 99% of you, but I thought it was worth mentioning at least once.
Case in point: this graphic something I created ages ago.
ETA—not addressing dailydarkestminds.tumblr.com—you guys are great about reblogging with the credit attached! Obviously you had no way of knowing that in this situation. :)
Ruby Daly (The darkest minds) - I’m in here.
Wowza!! I love the voice over. Amazing job!!
Black Betty Gang [ The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ]
“What does that have to do with anything?” Chubs interrupted. “You heard her—unlock the stupid door! We already have PSFs and skip tracers after us; we don’t need to add the League to the list! They probably think we took her, and if they put in the call that there are freaks roaming around in a beat-up black minivan…” He couldn’t bring himself to finish.
“Hey,” Liam said, holding up a finger, “don’t talk about Black Betty that way.”
“Oh, excuse me for hurting the feelings of a twenty-year-old minivan.”
IM F**KING DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A+ work here, everyone.
Ooooh, you guys are nervous about this! Sorry to cause a little panic. The ‘guilt’ here refers to the guilt the characters experience, not me feeling guilty over the things I’ve done to them (obviously not, my heart is dead [just kidding (or am I??)]). It’s just a common thread I’ve noticed running through the story—the boos have a lot of emotional burdens they’re carrying forward with them, most obviously Ruby, who is not doing an awesome job of dealing with what happened at the end of NF. That’s not such a big surprise, right?
Anonymous asked: I have this theory that the titles of your books mean more than just book titles. The Darkest Minds Never Fade. It makes me extremely curious to know the third books title so that I can see if I was right with my theory.
You would be right: http://www.hypable.com/2013/02/04/hypable-exclusive-the-darkest-minds-book-2-title-reveal/
YAY MY NEWS!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! I AM LIKE PEE-MY-PANTS EXCITED!! You guys have no idea how long I’ve wanted to write this story (answer: forever). I’ve been toying with the pieces, trying to figure out the right way assemble them—but it wasn’t until this past fall that I finally figured out how to achieve the ~epic scope~ I was aiming for. As per usual, I needed to listen to my characters (Etta and Nicholas) and give into the temptation to go for it 100%. The “Outlander meets Time Bandits” pitch translates to swoony, complicated romance** + thrilling adventure through different time periods.
ADVENTURE, FANTASY, ROMANCE, HISTORYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
More details to come! We have not yet scratched the surface of my love for this project! Obviously I’m hard at work on book 3 and it is my #1 boo… but this is coming next, and I’m super excited to keep working with the Hyperion gang who are, indeed, the cat’s meow.
What do you think? I told you it was different :)
** Nicholas is not a Scottish lad, m’afraid, and this has nothing to do with standing stones or the Jacobite uprising… but he’s just as capable of making the ladies (and certain gents, I should think!) weak in the knees.