Alexandra Bracken

“Darkest Minds” is set in a dystopian future where adults shun anyone under 18 because they’ve developed mutational powers.
Passenger is a time travel story about a young girl named Etta, who is a violin prodigy living in New York City. Etta feels pressure from both her mother and teacher to be perfect and exhibits her talent throughout the beginning of the story, but readers can relate to her scenario of having to sound perfect all the time (I say "sound", because she is a violin player, after all).