Friday, July 31, 2015

In the Afterlight

Book: In the Afterlight
Series: The Darkest Minds #3
Author: Alexandra Bracken

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.-Goodreads

Review: The first book in this series was really good, the second was excellent and I'm sad to say this was disappointing. The first 3/4 were extremely boring, too much time was spent on the Ruby/Liam romance, Ruby should have figured out what was causing her headaches and 'exhaustion' much sooner and **spoiler alert** the way Cole's death was handled (mostly off-page and then he was barely referenced) infuriated me. He was a major character! He deserved a better send off. I did enjoy Chubs, Vita and the rest of the gang. 

Overall-my least favorite of the series but I'm glad I read it. 

Grade: 2/5

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