Saturday, December 20, 2014

In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken: Review

Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Bought
Release date: October 28, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.
Let me start out by saying that THE DARKEST MINDS is one of my most favorite books of all time. NEVER FADE was even better, and IN THE AFTERLIGHT was one of my most anticipated books of 2014.
While I still loved this book, I didn't think that it was quite as good as the first two. There were so many times when all of the characters were doing was sitting around and talking, and it was so frustrating. There were so many times when I was so frustrated with Ruby and Cole and Liam, that I had to put the book down and walk away. But once the book finally picked up, it was absolutely AMAZING!! It brought on so many emotions, and I was in tears by the end.
In short, this is a fantastic trilogy. If you have not read this series, I highly suggest you do so!
CONTENT: Kissing, and implied sex scene, heavy swearing, and moderate violence.

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