In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
Published October 28th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
WARNING! THIS IS A SEQUEL SO SPOILERS TO THE DARKEST MINDS (BOOK 1) AND NEVER FADE (BOOK 2) WILL FOLLOW...THAT'S HOW SEQUELS WORK. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST BOOK THEN CHECK OUT MY REVIEW HERE AND GO READ IT. IF YOU HAVE READ ONE BUT NOT TWO THEN READ MY REVIEW HERE AND THEN GO READ IT. THEN COME BACK. THERE ARE NO SPOILERS FOR IN THE AFTERLIGHT IN THIS REVIEW)
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.
5/5 (surprise surprise.)
I NEED someone to talk to about this book and the close of this series. It's enough to make me consider joining the
booktube community. I loved this series up to this book and In The After Light defiantly didn't disappoint me. It is so full of heart gripping action and plot twists you can't not be on the edge of your seat the whole time.
The end to Never Fade and the loss everyone suffered literally ripped my heart out. Then I read the novella Sparks Rise and that ripped my heart out. I forgot to mention to you guys that I read the novella that came before Never Fade, In Time, and that was heart breaking. I was really worried that the ending to the series would be crushing and unsatisfying. While there was some serious heartbreak (not a spoiler...it's Alexandra Bracken. She seems to be an amazing expert at punching you in the feels. You should expect it.), the series came to a very fulfilling and satisfying ending.
This was one of those books and series that I literally put off finishing because I was just so invested and attached emotionally to these characters. I haven't felt like this after finishing a series since Allegiant came out. The Darkest Minds Trilogy will defiantly be included in my favorite all time series. If you haven't read them I diffidently suggest you pick them up and dive in!
If you haven't read my review of the first book, The Darkest Minds, you can read that here.
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