Title: In the Afterlight
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA, dystopian, science fiction
Part of a series? Yes, this is book three of the Darkest Minds series.
Published: October 28th, 2014.
Ruby is still reeling from the loss of Jude. She can barely cope, which is an issue because she is the only one that can control their captive. Having become one Stweart brother’s right hand has sadly distanced her from the one she loves; but it has to be done. She carries Cole’s secret, and promised it would be safe.
Not everyone with the Children’s League now are here for the kids- at least not to help them. When she catches wind of an attack plan, she and Cole have to work fast, leaving the others in the dark. Itt’s all for the greater good- that’s what she tells herself again and again. They are going to free the camps. There is a chance of a cure. The kids will finally have a choice. This is everything she and the others ever wanted. Nothing is ever simple though…
Finally reunited with everyone from her first group, she has to try to combine her League family and her crew. She also has to be able to forgive a certain Green…. if that’s even possible. This book is filled with action and adventure. There are fights to be won, prisoners to save, and intel to collect. When the dust settles, though, will any of them actually have what they wanted?
I loved this book! It was fast paced and intense with a few great twists that I did not see coming. The characters were amazing, and showed a lot of development. All in all I am pretty happy with the last part of this series. (There are some short stories, which I am reading next, but I feel like this is the actual end of the novels- the stories are spaced in between). This book gets five stars from me.
On the adult content scale, the violence has been ramped up yet again, and there is a good amount of language. There is some very light sexual content- extremely tame. I would give it a six. Again, this is written for teens , and I would definitely let my 13 year old niece read it… just be aware.
The book is out-what are you waiting for? Lol.
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