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Friday, October 31, 2014

In The After Light by Alexandra Bracken, Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Happy Halloween! 
Welcome to the next stop on the In The AfterLight blog tour
I'm so thrilled be apart of the tour, hosted by Disney Hyperion. Today's stop features a giveaway for a SIGNED copy of Never Fade and my review for Alexandra's newest release.

By: Alexandra Bracken
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: 10.28.14
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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.

Fans of Alexandra Bracken's Darkest Minds series are in for a wild ride with In The After Light, as this series comes to an exciting, unpredictable end. 

Normally I don't have a hard time summing up my feelings over a book, but being that I'm still digesting everything I read, and that ending, I'm struggling to put everything into words. Keeping this spoiler free will be hard, but here goes. Alexandra Bracken has done a fabulous job at creating an intriguing, dangerous world that fans of YA sci-fi/dystopian books will enjoy. From her fascinating world building, to her lively cast of unforgettable characters, Bracken has done a suburb job at the way she developed her story, and characters over the course of the entire series. Just as I think I might have things figured out, Bracken quickly made me realize that, that wasn't the case at all. 

Ruby is an interesting character, and someone I've rooted for since the get go. I've really like the way she's grown over the course of the series, and how she story wrapped up. Though it's not without betrayal, heartbreak, and some crazy events. I felt that in this particular story, both she, and her group of friends all have to learn to face their fears, and the consequences of their earlier actions, head on. If these characters weren't already all broken in some manner, I would say what they deal with and have to over come personally would break them. Instead, I felt that they're learning to face the demons from their own pasts, and accepting the consequences of their actions from the previous two books in the series. It makes them stronger, and strengthens each of them in a different way. I liked seeing how each of them grows and matures through everything they go through and deal with in this book.  

Bracken's world building is awesome. Her writing is awesome. From the world building to her characters, to the story itself, everything is written in vivid detail. I love it when an author creates a story/series where everything comes together. All the details no matter how little or big are in the story for a reason. It was easy for me to visualize the world, the characters, and get sucked into all that was going on in this series, and this book. In The After Light is one crazy, wild ride. It will either have your heart hammering in your chest from the adrenaline ride, leave your heart breaking with some of the shocking reveals, and then there are the moments that you will cling to the pages to find out what will happen next. 

In summary, In The After Light is an awesome, thrilling conclusion to an exciting series. The Darkest Minds sucked readers in, Never Fade had readers wanting more, and In The After Light will leave readers wishing the series wasn't over. If you read The Darkest Minds, and Never Fade, then you definitely need to pick up In The After Light! *There is language in this book (including the f-word) that might not make it suitable for younger YA readers.

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About The Author

Alexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Alex now lives in New York City, where you can find her hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s perpetually overflowing with books. 

Find Alexandra on Twitter | Website | Tumblr | Facebook

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Follow the Tour:
Monday, October 27th – IceyBooks: Author Interview
Tuesday, October 28th – Xpresso Reads: Author Dream Cast
Wednesday, October 29th – A Dream Within A Dream : Review 
Thursday, October 30th – Chapter by Chapter: Author Interview
Friday, October 31st – Mundie Moms: Review

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