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In Time
Book 1.5 Cover.jpg
Author/s Alexandra Bracken
Release Date July 16th 2013
Publisher Disney Hyperion
Series The Darkest Minds Series
Pages 488
Preceded by
The Darkest Minds
Followed by
Liam's Story
Release Order
Released after
The Darkest Minds
Released before
Never Fade

In Time is a short story that is set between between the first and second book in the Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken.


Gabe's life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skip-tracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first score, a young girl who won't speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.


In this book, Gabe is doing his best to become a skip tracer and get his life back on track. "Two freaks," he keeps saying to himself "two freaks is all I need." He soon finds Zu and while trying to turn her in he starts to have doubts about doing this to her. Zu and Gabe find trust in one another and do everything they can to bring Zu to safety.



This story is told from Gabe's point of view. He is attempting to become a Skip Tracer.


Zu crosses paths with Gabe and he captures her and threatens to turn her in but obstacles along the way prevent that from happening. Zu sees the good in him and decides to trust him.



References: This references in the after light when zu tells us what happened to her after she left with a group at the end of the first book[]