September 16, 2014

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken Giveaway #TheDarkestMinds



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. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price.

When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government “rehabilitation camps” all over the country. Freeing them–revealing the governments unspeakable abuses in the process–is the mission Ruby has claimed since her own escape from Thurmond, the worst camp in the country.

But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps. As tensions rise, competing ideals threaten the mission to uncover the cause of IANN, the disease that killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others with powers the government will kill to keep contained. With the fate of a generation in their hands, there is no room for error. One wrong move could be the spark that sets the world on fire.

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In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)
by Alexandra Bracken
Publication Date:  October 28, 2014
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion



This New eBook Novella connects the last two novels in The Darkest Minds trilogy.

Sam didn’t think things could get worse at Thurmand rehabilitation camp. Then the Reds arrive. Everyone assumed the kids with firepower had been killed years ago. Instead they were taken away, brainwashed, and returned as terrifyingly effective guards. To her horror, Sam recognizes one of them: Lucas, the one spark of light in Sam’s dark childhood.

Lucas has a deadly secret–he beat the brutal training that turned his fellow Reds into mindless drones. When Sam defends herself against an attack by a vile PSF guard and faces a harrowing punishment, Lucas must risk his everything to save her.

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Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She recently relocated to New York City, where she worked in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Tumbler



Read on into the afterlight! Enter for your chance to win a book light for bedtime reading plus The Darkest Minds series & tote bag.

Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney-Hyperion

Giveaway open to US addresses only

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 You can enter to win at all the other blogs participating in this huge celebration throughout September and October leading up to the release of In the Afterlight!

 (listed below per available prize pack)






The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) In Time (The Darkest Minds, #1.5) Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2) Sparks Rise (The Darkest Minds #2.5) In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)


  1. Joan Leonard


  2. Joseph Hawkshaw

    It looks very interesting would love to read.

  3. Judy Cox

    Really looks like a great group of books, I have put the first one on my TBR, so I will have to get started.

  4. Christina R.

    the characters and the world!!

    thank you :)

  5. Kelly

    It sounds very interesting would love to read.

  6. Nicole D.

    I haven’t read it yet but I am so excited it looks just like my kind of book.

  7. Lacey

    This is my first time hearing of it but it sounds like an intense, original plot!

  8. Viki S.

    I have it on my TBR but haven’t started the series yet.

  9. DJ Sakata

    haven’t read it yet but I like to wait until a series is complete before I start it

  10. Jillyn

    I can’t truly answer that, because I haven’t read it yet :)

  11. Haley S.

    I’ve only read the first book, but so far I love the plot and the unique characters.

  12. Michelle Willms

    I haven’t had the fortune of reading this yet, but I’ve loved the sound of it since I first read about it. With each progressive book, I want to read it more and more. It sounds like an intelligent, engrossing series.

  13. Deb P

    A horror series about government abuse .Sounds interesting.

  14. Isabel

    I know it’s going to sound all cutesy-tootsy and pretty cheesy, but I love the romance between Ruby and Liam. It’s not like a lot of other YA novels, where their relationship starts out with total animosity and then they slowly start to like each other, no, Liam is a gentleman the entire time. He’s adorable and he’s so nice to Ruby, even in the beginning. It’s cute and realistic and it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.

  15. Brooke

    What’s not to love? kids with powers? Hello Xmen!

  16. Barrie

    I love that my teen reads! She is a picky reader but devoured this trilogy…and then read it again1!

  17. Amber

    Ahhh what do I love? Everything. ESPECIALLY LIAM. ♡

  18. ashley

    I’m a fan of anything superpowers/powers so I love this series to pieces and would love to win..

  19. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I think the covers are amazing! I’ve heard of this series, but have not had the pleasure of reading it yet. Soon to be remedied!

  20. Jordan

    I love the whole storyline of THE DARKEST MINDS. Ruby has had so much character development in the last book and I’m excited to see where she goes in the last book. Also, I adore Liam! Who doesn’t love a southern boy that says “darlin'”?

  21. Len D.

    Love Alexandra Bracken’s work!

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  23. bn100

    haven’t read it yet

  24. Margaret Taylor

    Haven’t read it yet, but can’t wait too!

  25. Giaochau N.

    I love how the different superpowers is represented with a color. Also the covers are so pretty and I love Liam.

  26. Mary G LOki

    The subject matter! I loving reading about mind control! I have yet to read this series. :( But it has been on my TBR since the Darkest Mind came out. Fingers crossed! Thanks for hosting!

  27. Sarah Bauman

    It looks like a great series. I have to confess I have not read it yet but I would like to.

  28. Crystal Hernandez

    I have yet to read but this series has been on my tbr i feel like for forever! I just havent had the funds to purchase </3

  29. Holly U

    I haven’t read it yet, so unfortunately I don’t have a favorite part about it! But gah, I seriously need to start these books.

  30. Alyvia

    I love the suspense!

  31. Victoria T

    I haven’t read the series but I have heard a lot about it and I really like the road trip aspect of the first book :) I think that is what is going to hook me!

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

  32. Robin

    I just love how dark this series is and how amazing and lovable Ruby is and how easy it is to bond with the characters and oh the feels!

  33. Frannie Pan @ In Clouds of Pages

    Liam Liam Liam!!!!!!!!!

  34. Erin

    All of the characters! Especially Liam!

  35. Rain Jeys

    I don’t know yet. I need to win it and find out!

  36. Ashley Poteet

    I haven’t read the trilogy yet, but looking forward to it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Elli Morr

    I love so much about this trilogy. I love the ultimate road trip. I LOVE superpowers. I love the idea of a misguided promised land and that whole theme: life can be so hard, but you need to keep moving forward. I LOVE In Time so much. Zu is a cutiepie.

    I think what I love most is how all of the characters in the first book meld together as this ragtag team. They literally have different strengths that save each other. They all can be such screw ups, but they care about each other and would risk anything for any one of them. Their dynamic is crazy. They also don’t really fall into a profile. Ruby is strong and a insanely brave. Liam, well, he’s the nice guy. Chubs. Oh Chubs. And Zu. So adorable, yet more powerful than Liam or Chubs. I love them all.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway. This is such an awesome series to do a giveaway for.

  38. sarah k

    I haven’t read any of the books yet. I have heard great thing about it and can’t wait to start it, I think i will really enjoy reading the series.

  39. MichelleRae6

    I’m excited to continue this series because I love the characters :)

  40. Caitlin

    The thing I love most about this trilogy would probably have to be the intensive world-building. Alex is so careful to make it realistic, and it’s awesome!

  41. Sarah C.

    I love the characters that Ms Bracken has created. I also love all the Psi powers. Amazing series!

  42. Maria Stanica

    I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t have a favorite thing! I’ll just say the covers. :)

  43. Allison

    I love everything about the series. The awesome powers, Liam, the cool powers, Chubs, the action and I could go on and on because it is so amazing

  44. Anairis

    One word…. Liam;)

  45. Caitlan

    I love The Darkest Minds series! I’m counting down the days until the 3rd book releases! I need more Liam & Ruby.

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  46. nicole

    I love how close knit all the characters are!!

  47. Julia

    I love the characters in this series, especially Chubs. They are so vivid and real

  48. Merisha Abbott

    I love the action and adventure!

  49. Ashley

    I love that even though this is a genre that is currently really over saturated, these books never feel cliche or tired.

  50. Stephanie F.

    I haven’t read the series yet but very intrigued. Definitely going to the top of my TBR.

  51. cassy W

    I love all the characters! :)

  52. Sajda

    I’ve heard great things and love the plot!

  53. Esther X.

    I love everything about the series, the writing style, the characters, and the plot. I immediately fell in love with the characters. They were very relatable. The whole idea in this dystopian society is so interesting. I love dystopian books, so last year when my friend told me about it, I knew I had to get it. It is my favorite trilogy/series of all time. I’m super excited for In the Afterlight to come out!

  54. Cindy C.

    I love the characters and the detail description on the setting. :)

  55. Rinvee

    Excited for this!

  56. Sherry Hoernig

    While I haven’t actually read the books, I can say that ithey sound really good, & I’m looking forward to exploring the world that Alexandria has created.

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