By Tara Fowler
December 14, 2012 at 06:59 PM EST

Meet your next dystopian obsession: Brightly Woven author Alexandra Bracken is back and we’ve got an exclusive first peek at her new novel!

The Darkest Minds centers on Ruby, a 16-year-old who breaks out of a government “rehabilitation camp” for super-powered humans. Desperate and lonely, she goes on the run and joins up with a group of other children who’ve managed to escape the camps. Together, they will journey to a safe haven known as East River. But does it truly offer the salvation they seek? Or is something darker afoot? Check out the trailer for The Darkest Minds below, then read an exclusive excerpt afterwards!

The Darkest Minds hits shelves Dec. 18.

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