Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
First published October 15th, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopia, Sci-fi
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Book two in the hit series that’s soon to be a major motion picture!
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?
I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES!
This book was incredibly intense and it kept me hooked on every single page. It was even more action-packed and much darker than the first one! It was full of anxious moments for me and I was really afraid for the characters I came to love.
After the last book, Ruby joined the Children’s League and our fav quartet got separated. In a way, I was a bit sad to see that happen, but I also loved to know some of the new characters here. I really came to love Vida and Jude.
Vida is a really strong and loyal person. She is hard to love at first, but slowly she managed to steal my heart. Jude is the sweetest and most social little boy ever. They were amazing additions and we still got to see some of the others in here. Ruby did not disappoint me in this book, which I was actually surprised by. She just keeps getting bolder and I love how protective and caring she is, although yeah – she often does stupid things when she is only trying to help, but I just can’t help loving her. Also, like before I just LOVE Chubs and Liam! They are the best characters here.
As for the plot, I kept getting surprised by this amazingly dark world. It keeps getting my heart broken, but I just can’t help loving it. It’s just so addicting, vivid and exciting! There are a lot of moments that made me utterly mad, and I would like to slap someone – especially Clancy and Rob! Oh, how much I hate Rob! Also, the end, oh boy! I still didn’t put that end into my head. I just can’t. It was heartbreaking and unexpected and I need to see how this will all end.
Have you read this yet? What do you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!