Review: In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

Posted February 18, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: In the Afterlight by Alexandra BrackenIn the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds
Published by Disney Electronic Content on October 28th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure
Pages: 544
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: Passenger, Wayfarer

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. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there's no guarantee you're fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. Freeing them--revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process--is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.


This book is definitely intense.  Not only in character development, but also in how these characters deal with situations they are thrown in.
I have always loved Ruby. She’s fierce, and she has no issue doing whatever has to be done in order to have a favorable outcome.  She does question a lot of her past actions in this book.  She struggles with the morality of some of those choices, and fears she could be more like Clancy than she wishes.
In the Afterlight has so many twists and turns.  I found myself holding my breath to hear what the outcome was going to be.  There’s also a lot of sibling rivalry going on with Liam and Cole.  They each have their methods of getting things done, and it causes a ton of arguments.
There’s this one scene that made me tear up because it’s absolutely beautiful in how it’s portrayed and the message it sends is amazing.  But I can’t tell you what that is because you know spoilers.  But it has really stuck with me after reading it.
I’m definitely going to miss this series, but it will be one that I go back to read again.  It’s dark, hopeful, and has you cheering for these kids and what they stand for.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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