Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken-OPTIONAL

Bracken, Alexandra, In the After Light. Pgs.535. Disney Hyperion, 2014. $18.99. Language; R (270 swears, 27 “f”s)., Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13

After the government’s attack on the Psi kids leaves them regrouping, Cole and his brother, Liam, escort the surviving Psi kids and their dangerous prisoner, Clancy Gray, to a secret location. Knowing the dark secret that could take down the government, the kids try to create a plan to rescue the other captive Psi children from the government’s “rehabilitation” camps. Could a possible cure for the “disease” make the kids wonder if they are fighting for the right side? Ruby, however, is determined to expose the camps for what they really are, but like Cole, is fighting internal demons of her own. Will Ruby succeed? Will the Psi kids ever rescue the other kids from the camps? Will the Psi kids ever be able to stop the government?

The plot starts out slow and seems to drag on a bit. The characters were intriguing and the reader finds themselves drawn into the Psi kids’ world. Although not all ends are tied up, readers who have read the other two books in the series will find the ending satisfying. Recommended for libraries who have the others in the series or for readers who enjoy dystopian fiction, science fiction, and adventure. HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High. 

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