Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Published October 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion (
WARNING! THIS IS A SEQUEL SO SPOILERS TO THE DARKEST MINDS (BOOK 1) WILL FOLLOW...THAT'S HOW SEQUELS WORK. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST BOOK THEN CHECK OUT MY REVIEW
AND GO READ IT. THEN COME BACK. THERE ARE NO SPOILERS FOR NEVER FADE IN THIS REVIEW)
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?
Alexandra has done it again! This may be one of my top favorite dystopian series.
So in this book Ruby has settled into her new role as member of the Children's League. She is the leader of a group of Psi kids which are kind of our main little group for this book. I was a little upset that the last book basically ended with the scattering of group of kids that Ruby and I loved so much. I was quickly put to ease with the addition of Vida whom I freaking love, (I just want to hug her even though she would
probably kick the crap out of me for trying) and Jude whom is just a sweet heart. I fell in love with his annoying self almost instantly.
As expected the League has a lot of corruption in it. Goals and motives have changed for several agents. At the same time ground breaking advancements are being made in the IAAN and Psi research. Of course Liam grabs the wrong jacket and walks away with top secret IAAN research information. Never Fade follows Ruby and her team as they track down that information.
I loved the pacing of this book. It was action packed and wonderful. I was excited the whole time I was reading it. Like I said I fell in love with the new additions and overall the story was very satisfying. I was that with the way the first book ended I wouldn't feel the satisfaction I felt after reading this but I was wrong.
Oh and of course it wouldn't be an Alexandra Bracken book if it didn't sneak up on you from time to time and punch you square in the feels. But also in Alexandra Bracken fashion, she has created amazing characters who rock at providing comedic relief just in time to maybe save some of your mascara from being washed away by you many tears.
READ THE DARKEST MINDS! IT'S GOLD! (:
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