In The Afterlight
Book 3 Cover
Author/s Alexandra Bracken
Release Date October 28th 2014
Publisher Disney Hyperion
Series The Darkest Minds Series
Pages 535
Preceded by
Sparks Rise
Followed by
Through the Dark
Release Order
Released after
Never Fade
Released before
Through the Dark

In The Afterlight is the third and final novel in the Darkest Minds Series by Alexandra Bracken.


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.



Chubs// Charles// Blue// Is dating Vida//19 years old// once you know him he is very loyal, if you hurt his friends, your dead meat. Liam// Lee// Blue// Is dating Ruby//19 years old// very caring person, well loved, he's definitely a dreamer, if he doesn't like someone, they probably suck. Ruby//Orange// Is dating Liam// 17 years old// shy and self conscious but loving of the people she cares about, very loyal. Zu// Suzume// Yellow//13 years old// Sweet, she is easy to love and is understanding of everyone. Cole// seacretly Red// He's ruff around the edges. He has a ruff life, he cares a lot about Lee and Ruby, he definitely won't hold your hand, but he will support you., and give you courage to do what you need to do. // DEAD Vida// Blue// Is dating Chubs// 17 years old// She is very intimidating she has the mouth of a sailor but is fairly loyal to the people she loves. She ia very conscious of everything she does. She doesn't want to make any more mistakes. Nico// Green// Clancy// Orange// College age// he is one creepy dude he will use you, he doesn't care about anyone other then himself, but he is smart and is able to so damage. Cate// Minder// 24-30// She is the loving mother of the group. She is their to hold their hands, she cares deeply about everyone and is one of the few people in the childrens league who is doing it solely for the kids. Alice// Reporter// She is pressing she won't leave anything alone. Lillian Gray// Clancy's mom, the Presidents wife// She is extremely intelligent. She cares about her son ao much. She would do anything to get her sweet little boy back