Alexandra Bracken (born 27 February 1987, Phoenix, Arizona) is a #1 New York Times bestselling American author known for "The Darkest Minds" series and "Passenger" series.

"In October 2013", the second installment of "The Darkest Minds" series, "Never Fade" was released. This book continues to follow the main character Ruby as she learns to control her abilities, reunite with her friends, and fight back against the government that wants to imprison them.

The conclusion to the series was released in October 2014, "In the Afterlight". The book follows Ruby and her friends as they try to find a place in the world. While they formulate a plan to rescue the children trapped in the so-called rehabilitation camps.

Alexandra Bracken was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She returned there later in life after having lived in New York City for many years. In New York City, she worked in the children's publishing industry, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. She graduated from Chaparral High School in 2005.

She then attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in History and English.

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