'''Ok, so the most of this series is about children starving, dying, having arms races and trying to kill each other. [[spoiler: Or even EAT each other.]] But believe it or not, there are a few sweet notes. Please to add your own CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the specific book period'''
* Mary stepping up to take care of the littles, despite the fact she had no help, no reason to and had enough of her own problems to deal with.
* Astrid defending her brother when she found out [[spoiler: that he accidentally caused the FAYZ.]]
* A very minor one, but Edilio comforting Astrid when she finds her home had been burned down by Drake was definitely touching.
* The ending; "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." (Became a FunnyAneurysmMoment by the time the 5th book was published, but hey, it was cute at the time.)
* After Caine compromises his safety, his ''life,'' the lives of his friends and followers, his dignity and identity, what's the one thing that prompts Caine to finally [[spoiler:break free from the gaiaphage? When he holds it responsible for Diana's supposed death.]]
* Duck's heroism at the end of the book.
** Likewise, Brittany's bravery.
* Mary promising never to leave her brother.
* ''No, you sick, stupid creep; I love you! I shouldn't! You're sick inside, Caine, sick! But I love you.''
* [[spoiler: Caine deciding to save Diana instead of killing Sanjit. ]]
* '''Diana:''' Why did you save me? '''Caine:''' Because what would I do without you? How would I live without you? Because. '''Diana:''' Because? '''Caine:''' Because you're the only human being I need.
* Howard's loyalty to Orc.
* Dekka's whole friendship with Sam.
* [[spoiler: Dekka's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove towards Brianna when [[IfIDoNotReturn she thought she might die.]]]]
* '''Lana''': No. I'm not going to heal your scratch. '''Sanjit''': Good. '''Lana''': Good? Why good? '''Sanjit''': Because when you hold my hand, I don't want it to be work for you.
* Brianna and Dekka making up and becoming best friends again, and Dekka seemingly starting [[spoiler: to get over her and accept they'll only ever be [[HeterosexualLifePartners straight-girl and lesbian life partners. ]] ]]
* Diana [[spoiler: Allowing herself to be kidnapped and tortured to save Justin, a boy she hardly knew. ]]
* Sam and Diana's friendship.
* Brianna trying to save Diana...Kind of. '''Justin:''' Are you going to save Diana? '''Brianna:''' I was more thinking about killing Drake, but if that means saving Diana, I can live with that.
* Astrid and Sam accepting and perhaps even coming to love the FAYZ.
** ''He was hers. She was his. And this was their world.''
* Astrid and Sam reuniting after spending months apart by [[spoiler: having sex for the first time]] leading to the example above.
* [[spoiler: Edilio being reunited with Roger in the very end.]]
* [[spoiler: Astrid and Sam living together after the FAYZ and inviting Diana to come too.]]
* [[spoiler: An officer is about to report Edilio's family to Immigration Services, but then he recognizes Edilio and instead calls another four cars worth of police to protect the family.]]