Book review – In the Afterlight


Title: In the Afterlight

Published: October 28th 2014

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Published by: Disney-Hyperion

Series: The Darkest Minds

My rating: ★★★★☆

Buy it here


In the Afterlight is the third and final book in the Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. I loved the two first books in this series and I now adore this masterpiece too ❤

After the Los Angeles attack, Ruby and the remaining teenagers must fight to survive with new enemies coming from every side. The thing is, how is the group going work out, when everybody wants to do something different: with the newfound cure for IAAN, the children and the future of the camps. Ruby must face not only the world that is constantly working against her, but also herself and her power, and of course, her Liam.

All of the Darkest Minds books are action packed and intriguing and In the Afterlight was no exception! Ruby is an amazing young and strong female and it is a pleasure follow her as she developed throughout the book.

The book is a rollercoaster with ups and downs, and twists and turns (loads of twists haha) and the plot is so exciting one can hardly make themselves put the book down while reading.

Nothing is lacking in this story as there is not only action, but romance, love, friendship, drama and self-love. Not to forget politics! I don’t know if it is only me who draws parallels to the current problems in the USA, but I definitely see some hidden messages there. The clearest one being stop before is too late and think!

In the Afterlight is a terrific book that made me cry, laugh out loud, and made my heart beat fast with both excitement and love. I love the idea behind this book and I am as always a fan of the different abilities. The characters are too absolutely stunning and the community that develops is very interesting and cool. Last but not least I cannot ignore my excitement for a certain ship in this book! Get ready for SERIOUS FEELS!

I decided to follow my gut and give In the Afterlight ★★★★☆. It was a wonderful adventure that definitely left its mark on me.

I highly recommend reading it if you are a dystopian fan, and if you aren’t.. well give it a shot anyway because it really is quite a masterpiece.

Lots of love, flowers and butterflies

– Anne Sofie


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