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Liam's Story
Author/s Alexandra Bracken
Release Date March 2, 2016
Publisher Disney Hyperion
Series The Darkest Minds Series
Pages 49
Preceded by
The Darkest Minds
Followed by
Never Fade
Release Order
Released after
Released before

Liam's Story is another short story that is set in Liam's POV and shows what happened to him between The Darkest Minds and Never Fade.


This novella deals with Liam's experiences after he leaves the safe-house at the end of The Darkest Minds, as well as some backstory to his life before he first joined The Children's League.


A couple of weeks after him leaving the safe-house, Liam is struggling both physically and mentally. With a lack of food to eat he's malnourished, and being alone is taking its toll on his mental state. It is revealed that he retains a form of emotional connection to Ruby which is keeping him from moving on from Maryland. Throughout the story he keeps thinking about Ruby, who he only remembers as the league agent back at the safe-house. Thinking about memories Ruby altered seems to give him a headache as well.

While out driving he comes across another kid named Remy, whom Liam saves from being hit by a train. Liam, feeling sorry and worried about the kid, offers him a ride, and Remy reluctantly agrees. When arriving back at the Remy's place, it is later revealed that he and his sister Laura are working for a family of skip tracers, in order to get their sister back. Liam must fight to escape, and eventually manages to get away from the skip tracers. In a desperation to survive, Liam reluctantly makes contact with his brother Cole, who tells him to meet him in Philadelphia.