IN THE AFTERLIGHT by Alexandra Bracken – Red Psi Prize Pack Giveaway


I am super excited to be participating in this awesome spotlight and giveaway event in anticipation of the release of IN THE AFTERLIGHT, the third full-length book in Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series.

This is an amazing series and I cannot wait for IN THE AFTERLIGHT to be released on the 28th so I can see what’s next for Ruby. Especially since the description hints that things may be just a bit volatile.

I have SPARKS RISE, the novella connecting NEVER FADE and IN THE AFTERLIGHT, which released in September, cued up on my Kindle. And I can’t wait to read it the night before IN THE AFTERLIGHT releases so I can read both stories back-to-back.

If you’d like to know more about this novella and the upcoming book’s release, or any of the other books in The Darkest Minds series, just scroll down for details about each of them. And if you’d like to know more about the author, Alexandra Bracken, her details along with places to find her online are also below.

In addition to the awesome RED PSI PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY I have here on the blog, there are 49 other blogs hosting giveaways for each of the Psi powers – (orange) mind control, (green) intelligence, (yellow) electrokinesis, (blue) telekinesis, (red) pyrokinesis. While some of the giveaways have ended, there are still chances to win each of the prize packs. Check out the blog host list a bit further down.

And if you’d like to share your thoughts about this amazing series or spread the word about the giveaways, be sure to use #TheDarkestMinds hashtag.


About In the Afterlight


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Series: The Darkest Minds #3
Release date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 544
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook


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.


About Sparks Rise


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Series: The Darkest Minds #2.5
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 110
Formats: eBook


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.


About Alexandra Bracken


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.


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The Giveaway

Red Psi Prize Pack (Pyrokinesis)

Set the world on fire! Enter for your chance to win a custom Darkest Minds candle and The Darkest Minds series & tote bag.

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  • Prizes and samples are courtesy of Disney-Hyperion
  • Giveaway is open to US addresses ONLY

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Collect All the Psi Prize Packs

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There are 5 unique prize packs, each representing one of the Psi groups/special powers from the series. For a chance to collect ALL the PSI PRIZE PACKS, check in at each of the 50 participating blogs hosting Psi-group giveaways across the book blogosphere.

Giveaways are being hosted throughout September and October leading up to the release of IN THE AFTERLIGHT. I’ve included direct links to all “live” posts and will continue to update them until each of the 50 blogs have posted.






Other Books in the Series


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Series: The Darkest Minds #1
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 496
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.



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Series: The Darkest Minds #1.5
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 89
Formats: eBook


Don’t miss this exciting short story that connects The Darkest Minds to its much-anticipated sequel, Never Fade.

Gabe’s life has been devastated in the wake of the economic crash. The only option left for someone like him to escape his tragic past is to leave his small town behind and to attempt to become a skiptracer. This already almost impossible task is made all the more difficult by his first score, a young girl who won’t speak, but who changes his life in ways he could never imagine.



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Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 512
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook


Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?


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