Saturday, July 5, 2014

Review: Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade
Title: Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Published: Oct 15, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Format: Ebook; 507pg
Source: Netgalley
ISBN: 1423157516
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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?

In Never Fade, Ruby has been working with the Children's League for a while when this book begins. She is surrounded by a new group of Psi youths. This includes Jude, the sweet nerd and Vida, crazy ass girl whom I love! Together, they work towards freedom and finding the truth. These kids go through some tough stuff but keep it together way better than I would!

The character of Ruby is so dimensional! Her emotions roar to life from the pages of Never Fade and most definitely captivated me. Ruby carries around tons of guilt about the things that have happened in her life and is was just heart-breaking to watch her beat herself up. She is much stronger than she believes herself to be though.

I was so glad Liam came back into the story! I always really liked his character and do even more after Never Fade. He is a solid guy and just what Ruby needs. Chubs was back too! Although he changed quite a bit, he was still the same ol' Chubs that I adore.

I cannot wait until the final book in The Darkest Minds series comes out. I am dying to find out what happens!

5 stars to Never Fade!

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