Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Read: April 22nd-May 2nd, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Series: The Darkest Minds, #2
Format: ARC, 512 pages
Source: Gift

Description from GoodReads:

   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? 


   Give 'em hell, darlin.
   I thought after what occurred in The Darkest Minds, that Never Fade would be as exciting as the first novel in the series. The Darkest Minds certainly left us off in a good place for it to be so, but unfortunately that was not the case for me, I found it to be a slow and not as entertaining novel.
   The whole book was honestly just ridiculous to me, Ruby our main character had made a deal in the first novel that left her in the possession of the Children's League, and all it was a one giant bad decision. She could clearly see how bad the League was, and the things that were doing were wrong, but she stayed with them anyway. Even with the deal she made, it was honestly not in her best interest, even if it was to protect Liam.
   With such a slow pace, and nothing really important happening until the very end, I found Never Fade not to be to my taste. The only reason I'd consider picking up the final book in the trilogy would be to see how the final events in Never Fade, play out in In The Afterlight


Favourite Quote:

"Ghosts don't haunt people--their memories do."

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal, Post-Appocalyptic, Super Powers


  1. I read TDM last year and really enjoyed it, but it seems like this book wouldn't be as interesting as the first one. I can't believe she made the deal in the last book, we all could see that it was bad news! *sigh* But I'm still interested in knowing where the story would go next. I hope your next read would be better and thanks for sharing!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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