Arclight - Josin L. McQuein *Genre* YA Dystopian, Science Fiction*Rating* 3.5*My Thoughts*“Light means escape. It means safety. It means the monsters can’t follow.” (109)Arlight's MC is Marina who has no memories of the time before she was rescued from the Grey and brought to ArcLight a habitat where the rest of humanity lives in fear of the Fade. She has no clue how old she is, or why she was found in the Grey. She's treated as an outcast, and has almost no friends because people fear what they can't understand. The one thing she can do apparently do, is speak to the Fade who apparently not only carry a contagion, but can also recognize Marina, and are afraid of her. I can honestly say that I was a bit disappointed and confused by the first part of Arclight because Marina is absolutely clueless about the world around her. She doesn't remember what happened to humanity, or why she was found in the Grey. But, then it seemed to pick up steam and most of my questions were answered by the end of the book. I believe I understand what happened to the world in this book which totally adheres to the Dystopian theory of having a devastating event destroy the world. I understand what ARCLight really was and why Marina was so important to certain characters. I even understand who the Fade were and how they supposedly came about.Here's a question for the author: What is the setting for this book? Supposedly NY is North and Miami is South, so, the presumption is that this is somewhere in between, say, Virginia? Just curious and grateful for any answer provided.ARClight is a cross bred between dystopian and horror. The horror comes from the creatures known as the Fade who terrorize the survivors in an attempt to infect you with organisms. I will be interesting to see how the triangle of lust turns out and what McQuein creates in the next installment called Meridian.*ARC Recvd via Edelweiss on 02/19/2013* Expected publication: April 23rd 2013 by Greenwillow Books