Wednesday, 7 January 2015

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)

Goodreads Summary
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.

My Thoughts
I am embarrassed by how long it took me to read this book. I am literally hanging my head in shame at the ridiculous amount of time it took me to read this. It's not even because it wasn't good, it was amazing. I think I was just scared that my favourite people would have an untimely death. 

This book was so good. It picked up right where Never Fade left off with the characters we fell in love with in the first two books. Plans were made, fights were had, and Clancy was a douche. There were times in the middle of the book where I worried about my favourite characters, but I knew the animosity had to happen. I did hope we would find out what happened with a few of the minor characters in the end, but that's ok. The book as a whole was so good that I can overlook any minor disappointments. 

If you haven't picked up The Darkest Minds series yet...what are you waiting for? Go get them!!

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