If you like The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

If you like The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children. Read the entire Darkest Minds series.

The Darkest Minds is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The film will be released in theaters and IMAX on August 3, 2018. The film stars Amandla StenbergMandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie. See the trailer below.

If you're looking for more titles involving psychic powers, prison, or brave escapes, check out these young adult book titles.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark
 by Veronica Roth

Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos, and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners.




Crazy House by James Patterson

Crazy House
by James Patterson

In a future world where teenagers are taken, imprisoned, and forced to fight for their survival, well-behaved Cassie will do whatever it takes to save her rebellious twin sister from Death Row.


​Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
of Flames by Sarah Raughley
When Phantoms, or dangerous supernatural beings, suddenly appeared, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. When one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power. Now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have become international celebrities, their feats televised and talked about in online fandoms. When Maia unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy, and an army of Phantoms prepare for an attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together before the world is destroyed forever.


Hourglass by Myra McEntire

by Myra McEntire

Seventeen-year-old Emerson uses her power to manipulate time to help Michael, a consultant hired by her brother, to prevent a murder that happened six months ago while simultaneously navigating their undeniable attraction to one another.


Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

by Catherine Fisher

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.




Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 45 by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 45
by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey seems like an ordinary teenager, but he has a unique power. After his mother is kidnapped, he and his friends fight the hunters to save other kids with the same powers and Michael's mother.


Mind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games
by Kiersten White

Seventeen-year-old Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.


Pulse by Patrick Carman

by Patrick Carman

In the year 2051, most Americans live in one of two gigantic, modern States. Faith Daniels, part of a dwindling group that lives in the wasteland in between, learns that she has unusual abilities that could help when the inevitable war begins.


Trailer for The Darkest Minds (2018)