a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

23 Apr alelea:

G   O   T      O   U   T      [   ►  ]

→ Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.

take it easy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   the eagles


the rip tide .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . beirut


moving .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . supergrass


route 66  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . the rolling stones


lightning’s girl  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . nancy sinatra


in the backseat .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . arcade fire


down by the seaside  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  led zeppelin


sprawl II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . arcade fire


somewhere over the rainbow .  .  .  .  . judy garland

alelea:

G   O   T      O   U   T      [     ]

→ Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.

  • take it easy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   the eagles
  • the rip tide .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . beirut
  • moving .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . supergrass
  • route 66  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . the rolling stones
  • lightning’s girl  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . nancy sinatra
  • in the backseat .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . arcade fire
  • down by the seaside  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  led zeppelin
  • sprawl II  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . arcade fire
  • somewhere over the rainbow .  .  .  .  . judy garland

23 Apr

betterlockthetardis asked: Hey Alex! I just wanted to know if there is going to be a playlist for In the Afterlight? And if so, do you know when it will be released or if it already has been? I am in love with the music from books one and two. :D:D

Yes, there will be! I just posted about this on Twitter and Instagram :) Those are the first few tracks. 

23 Apr

panemainiac asked: Hey Alex, I was wondering if you sold the legal rights for the darkest minds to a movie company? If not would you want you book to go from "page" to "premier"? I know I would love seeing it!

Hi! The rights for the series were optioned by 20th Century FOX in 2011 under the 21 Laps production banner. There hasn’t been any movement on that front since—and really, all that means is that they have the exclusive right to later buy the actual film rights for the next X years. Sort of like placing a hold on something so no one else can buy it. 

23 Apr jennibontekoe:

Grey Damon as Gabe from In Time
I feel like In Time does not get enough credit, I don’t know if everyone’s not reading it because they are unaware of it or because it’s a novella but it all about the amazing Zu and how she turns Gabe’s life around. You get a much better look at the everyday world in TDM, the world the adults are left in and how they deal and survive. And in true Alexandra Bracken style she takes a character you can’t stand and by the end you end up loving them. I’m hoping it will have some impacts on In The Afterlight

Gabe!! To date, this is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever written, and he’s absolutely one of my favorite characters in their world. Thank you for showing him some (much needed!) love. 
(By the way, a few more of the foreign publishers have acquired this and are working on translating it. I’m still trying to figure out a solution to getting the English language version available to the rest of the world—I haven’t forgotten, I promise!)

jennibontekoe:

Grey Damon as Gabe from In Time

I feel like In Time does not get enough credit, I don’t know if everyone’s not reading it because they are unaware of it or because it’s a novella but it all about the amazing Zu and how she turns Gabe’s life around. You get a much better look at the everyday world in TDM, the world the adults are left in and how they deal and survive. And in true Alexandra Bracken style she takes a character you can’t stand and by the end you end up loving them. I’m hoping it will have some impacts on In The Afterlight

Gabe!! To date, this is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever written, and he’s absolutely one of my favorite characters in their world. Thank you for showing him some (much needed!) love. 

(By the way, a few more of the foreign publishers have acquired this and are working on translating it. I’m still trying to figure out a solution to getting the English language version available to the rest of the world—I haven’t forgotten, I promise!)

22 Apr logics-corrosion:

All 3 titles! The Darkest Minds Never Fade In The Afterlight. :D 

logics-corrosion:

All 3 titles! The Darkest Minds Never Fade In The Afterlight. :D 

22 Apr dauntlesschildren:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

dauntlesschildren:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

21 Apr

pasty-tomato asked: And if there's ever a chance to get an ARC of ItA (contests, giveaways, ect.) make sure you let me know. Or let me know if you don't do that. It's all fine. :)

Just another friendly reminder that there are no ARCs being produced of IN THE AFTERLIGHT! The most you’d see is a chapter sampler. 

21 Apr

Anonymous asked: did Clancy rape ruby? because it always bothered me that I never knew

britneh:

alexbracken:

I think I’ve answered this one a million times at this point. I’m going to quote what I said here (here’s the same answer in a slightly different way—remember to check the tags here on my Tumblr, too)

This scene is tricky and meant to be a little ambiguous, as Ruby passes out and the reader can’t be privy.  Here’s what we do know: Clancy gets more and more and more intoxicated by the power that he has over Ruby as the scene goes on. When he comes onto her, it’s more a matter of dominating her mind than physically assaulting her through sexual intercourse. He does make unwanted advances, and he does force her into kissing him, but I promise you that if he had taken it that far, it wouldn’t have glossed over it. Ruby would have described the aftereffects—the pain, aches, bruises—at the very least.

This is sort of how I interpeted the scene but it always bothered me anyway. I guess I just wonder what Ruby thinks happened from HER perspective. She must be sure he didn’t or else I’m assuming it would have been a much bigger deal, carrying on into the second book. Not that what he did wasn’t awful and violating in a different but equally personal way (I think given what he did, she was appropriately upset). Put another way, I think she would at least WANT to know for sure if she didn’t already- meaning Ruby herself must have good reason to believe he didn’t.

Well, right, exactly—Ruby knows it didn’t go any further. Aside from a massive headache, she doesn’t have any physical symptoms (pain, bleeding, etc.) that he forced himself on her in that way.  Again, believe me, I wouldn’t have glossed over the emotional impact it would have had on someone who is fairly innocent and inexperienced with such things. 

20 Apr

in-the-land-of-gods-and-monsters asked: Will you ever make it blatantly clear(in the books) that Clancy didn't rape Ruby? I have read all your answers to that question here but what about the people who haven't gone onto your tumblr?

Not really… truthfully, I feel like it’s actually somewhat obvious that it didn’t happen based on the fact none of the character fixate on it? (Including Clancy—would he really waste an opportunity to torture both her and Liam with it?) Ruby discusses the fact that he betrayed her emotionally and that he took advantage of her need to control her abilities and her offered friendship, but I don’t really want to harp on something that never happened when there’s literally so much else going on I could barely fit it into one book. 

20 Apr

rnaradryer asked: hey i just want to first of all say how much I adore your books in general. i also i had a question about you keep mentioning a small scar at the edge if his lips and I'm curious to how he got it?

You actually find out in book 3!  Tyin’ up all them loose ends for ya. :)

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17 Apr

TDM Pre-order T-shirts

FYI: These were all mailed yesterday!  Hopefully all of you in the U.S. will receive them by Monday.  International folks… I have no idea, but hopefully soon! If you didn’t get the size you requested, I apologize! I had to make a few substitutions :(

17 Apr

Anonymous asked: Sorry if this has been asked already, but I was wondering if you know about any special editions of book #3? Like a signed edition or something? Thanks!! :)

No special editions as far as I know…

17 Apr

Anonymous asked: Wait, is Liam's hometown Wilmington, NC? I was born there!

That’s where he grew up, but not where he and Cole were born. :)

17 Apr

Anonymous asked: did Clancy rape ruby? because it always bothered me that I never knew

I think I’ve answered this one a million times at this point. I’m going to quote what I said here (here’s the same answer in a slightly different way—remember to check the tags here on my Tumblr, too)

This scene is tricky and meant to be a little ambiguous, as Ruby passes out and the reader can’t be privy.  Here’s what we do know: Clancy gets more and more and more intoxicated by the power that he has over Ruby as the scene goes on. When he comes onto her, it’s more a matter of dominating her mind than physically assaulting her through sexual intercourse. He does make unwanted advances, and he does force her into kissing him, but I promise you that if he had taken it that far, it wouldn’t have glossed over it. Ruby would have described the aftereffects—the pain, aches, bruises—at the very least.

15 Apr

themusicalbookworm:

I wrote a song for Alexandra Bracken’s WONDERFUL book The Darkest Minds. I HOPE YA’LL DIG IT. It’s called “Paper Masks” and it’s about Liam and Ruby and Bracken’s tragic but strangely beautiful (but mostly tragic) ending that kept me up crying. 

Follow you.
Go back to the place I never knew.
It’s better this way.
Don’t look back, close your eyes. 
A beautiful face.
Hides the darkest of minds. 

Wonderful, thanks!!