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The Darkest Minds Series, Book 2. 'A RIVETING EMOTIONAL READ THAT KEPT ME ON THE EDGE!'- Melissa Marr, author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series, on The Darkest Minds Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Other kids in the Children's League call. Alexandra Bracken – Never Fade (epub, KB). Cover Rating: /5. Title Thoughts: all three titles makes sense now. Alexandra. Read "Never Fade" by Alexandra Bracken available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. Book two in the hit series that's soon to.
And will never stop loving her. The ending though I kind of get his motives and where he's coming from. And last but not least, Ruby. Jennifer L. DPReview Digital Photography. Never Fade was an epic and wild ride from beginning to end.
Along with some new ones that Ruby has met in the League. Vida, Jude, Nico and I liked Cate who was sort of their supervisor. I wasn't sure about Alban at first but it seems he was working for This book surely ended on a cliffhanger! I wasn't sure about Alban at first but it seems he was working for the greater good. Unless of course they pulled the wool over my eyes.
Ruby goes out on OPS with different groups to try and help some other kids that have talents like she does. The kids in the book have different colored labels.
Ruby is an orange and she's one of the most dangerous with red being the top one. There's this whole description about it you can read about in the first book! Ruby can change your memories or just read your mind. Or she can kill your brain so to speak. But she's a good girl and doesn't do harm to those that aren't dangerous. In the first book Ruby had a thing going with Liam but he is out of the picture for now because of reasons.
But his brother Cole is brought into the League and then all kinds of things start happening. Runaways, finding kids that were thought dead that are still alive, search and rescue kids, try not to die while being shot at or bombed. And then we always run into jerk kids that want to run things and be over other sweet kids and gah!!!!!!! Oh there is a jerk kid in the League named Rob, I loathed him.
You can't trust everyone. Then toward the end a sweet person dies At the end there is a big ole revelation that I wonder if it will come to pass in the next book. I want it for the kids but. Melissa Martin's Reading List View all 4 comments. Apr 07, Ninoska Goris rated it it was ok Shelves: Los segundos libros casi nunca son buenos. Tengo mis razones: Demasiados plot twists. Le dan una paliza tras otra.
El final tiene un cliff hanger horrible. I knew it. Second books are almost never good. And this definitely is no exception. I found it absolutely boring, I found myself doing other things in the time I usually spent reading. I was not attracted to read. I have my reasons: It is one thing after another, becoming predictable.
Too many plot twists. Ruby has eight months training with the League of Children and that training is not noticed. They beat her up constantly. She has Celaena Sardotien syndrome: I did not connect with Ruby and I was desperate how much I complained about being a "monster" instead of take actions. I did not think Ruby would erase Liam's memory and then with a simple kiss he would remember everything.
The end has a horrible cliff hanger. And above all, why should that character die? Of course I'm going to read the third and final book of the series, but I'm sure I'm going to give a little vacation to dystopias for the moment. View all 10 comments. However, I'm 27 now and again I should state, Never Fade still doesn't provide anything new to the genre.
I've seen everything here before in movies, video games and it's still the same teenage-survivor-dyst 3. I've seen everything here before in movies, video games and it's still the same teenage-survivor-dystopia genre which have been done to death but at this point it's safe to say that I enjoyed reading this much more than watching Hunger Games or the disastrous Divergent series. It's probably a bit unfair to compare them since I haven't read the Hunger Games or Divergent books but I watched the movies and I don't think this time the books can redeemed the stain I have towards them, especially the Divergent series.
Never Fade is actually better than the first book in almost every aspect and yet I decided to give a 3. The reason for this is because of the two cons I have on the book: There's still nothing new here.
Ruby, the main character is so irritating. In the first book I was so-so with how I felt about her but this time, she grew to be much more annoying and considering everything in the story is from her POV, it's quite painful to read. It's like she's in an endless PMS cycle which made her emotional as fuck in all her decisions.
Sure there's a reason for this and she's a flawed heroine but it's still annoying seeing this repeating since the beginning of book 1 until now.
Luckily, there's a positive outcome to be taken from this. She made all the other side characters shine bright like a diamond yeah you can sing that Rihanna song now All the side characters are well created. Liam is not as bright as he is in book 1 but after all the things he's been through from the beginning and the novella, it's really understandable why he act like he did. However, Chubs is back in full throttle and he became my favorite character so far, I still have to read book 3 to see if it will remain that way.
He's the epitome of what a true friend should be, doesn't matter how young or old you are. You look at what he does and you know you should aspire to be like him in maintaining your friendship. He's realistic, not afraid to tell your mistakes straight to your face, loyal and despite all the disagreement, he will do anything to help his friends.
The greatest new addition side character goes to Jude but I can't tell you anything about him since he appeared since the beginning of the book til the end and I don't want to spoil you, just know that there's a lot of humor coming from him and Chubs. There's more actions this time compared to before and yes, most of them occurred around the Powers the characters have. Hopefully it will redeemed in book 3. Lastly, there's much more plot progression this time and the writing is still great as before.
Seriously, I really like Bracken's writing as she managed to pull me so much into caring towards the characters she created and stories that's been overdone before. I'm almost quite sure by now that when they made the movies of this trilogy, I will dislike it cause you know the simple equation, books is always better than the movies.
I'm closing this review with my favorite quote from the book by Ruby for you to sink in when you're having a bad day. You just have to accept the things that are out of your hands and try to take care of yourself.
View all 22 comments. Sep 28, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can't dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you're made of. I could not stop reading it and there were so many things happening so I was never bored. Everything was perfect and the plot was so so good and throughout this whole book when I was reading I experienced so many different emotions.
This was a very big improvement compared to the first book. Never Fade was, even more, action packed and there were so many new characters. First of all, I did not expect to give this book a 5-star rating like I did with the first book because, to be honest, it took me three months to actually get into this book. There were a lot of new characters in this book.
But, there wasn't only new characters but all the character from the first book changed drastically. Ruby went through a lot of character development in this book.
She was stronger and had a lot more control over her abilities.
This was mainly due to the League and all the training she received from them. She finally had control over her life and knew what she wanted to do. Chubs also changed immensely and so did Liam. There were a lot of new characters like Vida, Jude, Cole, and Nico. I really liked Vida a lot and all her sass. I totally ship her and Chubs together. I think they would be so cute together. She was so funny with her sarcastic comments. I'm going to miss him. I feel like all these new characters were amazing and I liked them a lot.
I know I won't be reading the third book anytime soon and with that cliffhanger, I don't know what I'm going to do. I mean sure it's totally okay for an author to just leave their readers hanging. Absolutely fine. Now I have to wait until I can get my hands on the third book.
This book was a big improvement from the first but I still love the first book. View 2 comments. Oct 26, mich rated it it was ok Shelves: In a word, disappointing. I thought The Darkest Minds was awesome, I found the plot interesting and the supporting characters and their relationships with each other to be very well done.
I had only 2 issues with that book -- the pacing and Ruby. Unfortunately, in this sequel, those 2 things still sucked and worse, the suckiness was actually magnified. The thing is, I really liked how the first book ended.
This book dragged A LOT. It was just the same things happening over and over again, which made for a really boring and tedious read. The only reason I diligently kept pushing through was because I wanted to see what had become of Liam. I do love me a good emotional reunion and I was hoping to get something amazing here. Did I get it? Um, not quite. It was ok, but I was left wanting.
I did like how I was kept guessing for a bit about how things would work out with Ruby and him, but then Aww, how sweet. Actually, no, lame. Her decision making process is completely fucked up.
The worst thing about it is that she fails time and again to learn anything from her mistakes. And her pity parties, ugh, her damn pity parties! The girl is still moaning on and on and wallowing about being a monster, blah blah blah.
Some other thoughts: Ruby and view spoiler [Chubs hide spoiler ] -- one of the few things I liked in this book was their relationship. His character gets some good development and his friendship with Ruby is done really well and feels authentic.
Where the hell did this deep, deep soul love between Ruby and Liam come from? She was incredibly manipulative and completely took away his freedom to make the choice for himself. Why did she do that, because she knew better? Bracken does a great job again of giving us a diverse and memorable supporting cast.
Oh well, that's that I guess. View all 18 comments. Jul 01, Laz rated it it was amazing Shelves: Abso-freaking-lutely amazing. Go figure why it took me 8 months to read this.
I don't even know why. I'd loved the first book and I guess delay after delay, I forgot about it entirely. A grave mistake because this is a swoon-worthy sequel that had me hyperventilating from page one to page. In case you're not familiar with the plot, then let me hook you up. Some years before, a disease that targets children spread. Some died but some didn't. Those who didn't die have powers. The government with th Abso-freaking-lutely amazing.
The government with the excuse of rehabilitation took those children from their parents and kept them in special facilities in order to keep them under control. In the first book, Ruby, as sixteen-year-old girl wanders about after breaking out from Thurmond a rehabilitation facility when she meets some kids from the League of Children, an organization leaded by a former politician, who wants to take down the current governor of the United States.
Ruby is an Orange, meaning she can get inside people's head, see their memories, take control of them. In the first book she's not able to control her powers all that well which is why when she touches the hand of a member of the League of Children, she sees his memory of killing two children mercilessly because he thought they were worthless. She then runs away and comes across, Liam, Chubs and Zu and thus the adventure begins. Ruby has evolved so much in the sequel, it's impossible to think of her as that fragile, broken little girl she was when all of this began.
Now, she's working with the League, and runs ops for them. But something is brewing inside the League, someone is trying to take control and do as they please with those they deem worthless. With the help of Jude and Vida, fellow LoC members, she must retrieve the lost usb stick that Liam's brother, Cole, lost. Liam is unaware of the existence of such a stick sewn inside the jacket, which he took from his last visit home, and was his brothers.
So, that means Ruby has to search for Liam. It won't go. I can't make it fade. And you won't even look at me. Never Fade Don't worry, there's lot of Chubs in this, I love the guy too. I promise you, you're going to love the new characters. Jude is really young and he's so protective it's kind of cute. Vida, well she's badass, and "bitch" is her favorite word, but you're gonna warm up to her.
There are lots of twists, lots of unpredictable moments, and a cliffhanger in the end which accounts for an omg moment. Alexandra Bracken, despite her age, she's pretty brilliant when it comes to describing military procedures and writing amazing, action-packed scenes.
If you liked the first book, then I don't doubt that you'll like this as much. In my case, I loved the first book and loved this book even more, because of the character development, and evolution of the world, that's been taken to a whole new level.
Apr 29, Trina Between Chapters marked it as did-not-finish. DNFed at page I liked The Darkest Minds, but it's been about a year since I read it.
I thought that I remembered how things ended, but I felt so lost getting into Never Fade. I couldn't connect to the new characters and didn't know why Ruby was See, I really don't know? I have learned that I just do not mesh with Bracken's writing style. I think she has amazing premises but I always get lost in the descriptions. I've struggled through 3 of her books and DNFed at page I've struggled through 3 of her books and even though I've liked 2, it was a pain to get through them.
I'm not in the mood to slog through something right now. I even tried this one on audiobook to help boost me along, but it was even harder to focus with the audio. I'm frustrated because I own the whole trilogy, but I've had them for like 3 years now and I just don't care about them anymore.
I'm going to leave Ruby's story as a standalone for the time being. I may return to this series in the future, but right now I'm too frustrated and disinterested to continue. View 1 comment. Oct 29, Jessi Novel Heartbeat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wow, you guys, just wow! Such was NOT the case with this one! It was just as good as the first book. It blew me away! She has a way with words! All of the characters felt so real. Actually, I kinda wish they were, so we co Wow, you guys, just wow!
Actually, I kinda wish they were, so we could be friends in real life. I loved the characters just as much as I did in The Darkest Minds! I love Chubs. I love him so much. Even when he was being an asshat, it was because he cared too much. He covers up fear and pain with anger, and sometimes takes things out on the wrong people. He just wanted to protect them.
And the best thing? There is no romance between Chubs and Ruby. It was the perfect platonic best friend relationship. Sacrificing something for them. She puts others above herself constantly, and deep down the most important thing to her is keeping her loved ones safe.
I had something to accomplish and people to protect, and no one — especially not Rob Meadows — was going to keep me from it so long as there was breath in my body. I also enjoyed meeting the new characters! I really liked Jude. He was simple, and a bit clingy and okay, kind of annoying sometimes; but he had an innocence to him, and he was like a ball of sunshine.
I swear, nothing got that kid down.
It was endearing, though…I wanted to hug him! Oh, Vida…how do I feel about you? She was just so… insufferable. Good lord, she was awful. She started looking out for Ruby and the gang, protecting them. It was clear that she started caring about them. And she started growing on me. Like a fungus. I started laughing at her horrible comments instead of being annoyed. Right now! I got a little misty sometimes at the stupidest things!
I hated the distance between them! A little piece of my soul died when she wiped his memories in the first book. I was seriously hoping it was reversible, so yay! So much action — this book was explosive! There was never a dull moment. Boy, does Alexandra Bracken know how to write an ending.
I should have known, though, with the way both Darkest Minds and In Time ended. Favorite quotes: To see a breakdown of my assessment, please visit the full review! Jan 17, Booknut marked it as to-read Shelves: Expected publication: October October. Jul 07, ambsreads rated it really liked it Shelves: Never Fade was mind blowing. I've stared at my phone for so long trying to work out how to describe my feelings on the plot and the characters. My conclusion is I can honestly not write my feelings.
I just loved this book. It didn't suffer from second book syndrome. I loved the characters. This book made me gasp, cry, laugh, and get mad along with the characters. That's all I can say, I don't know why I'm incapable of writing reviews for the books in this series -- especially considering I usual Never Fade was mind blowing.
That's all I can say, I don't know why I'm incapable of writing reviews for the books in this series -- especially considering I usually start my review while I'm reading the book so I can put my feelings as I come across them, but for some reason I can't. They're honestly purely amazing and all I can do is say read them right now! View all 8 comments. Mar 12, Bex rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will not be a bad person and ruin Never Fade, because that's not fair to Alexandra Bracken and all the anticipation she built and is still building leading up to the release of Never Fade, and also not fair to the people who actually don't like spoilers.
I have to say, I'm such a curious person that I sometimes look for spoilers. I know, it's a bad habit. If you are really a spoiler-phobe you should keep away from this review and this page in general because I do glancingly I will not be a bad person and ruin Never Fade, because that's not fair to Alexandra Bracken and all the anticipation she built and is still building leading up to the release of Never Fade, and also not fair to the people who actually don't like spoilers.
If you are really a spoiler-phobe you should keep away from this review and this page in general because I do glancingly talk about some stuff in Never Fade, so Your choice. But I promise I will tell you when said areas occur. Let me turn your attention to the above, where I list the shelves this book is on, which are not spoilery so much as an indication of how much I actually enjoyed this book.
I have a little rating system with my book shelves- at the bottom, there is the "very bad books" shelve, where you will find my one and two-star books. I have nothing for my three and four-stars, because they basically did not leave a huge impact on me, but my five-stars are divided into two shelves: Favorites were really, really good books, that I will treasure for the rest of my existence. Pure-awesomeness-in-generals are the ones I cry over when I think about them, the ones I will guard like some hyper-active mother bear, the ones I will chose time and time again to take with me on vacation even though I have a pile of unread books under the foot of my bed.
Obviously, this was one of those books. I'm going to skip the part about how I teared up when I first saw the book at BEA and move on to something else now, because nobody really wants to hear about that. Because of the last book, I was debating whether to wait a little while longer to read it in fear of another heart-gutting cliff hanger and waiting a year for the next one. To add to it, I was in the process of reading several other books, which I don't like to do.
I feel like it's not proper reading hygiene or something. I was an agitated mess, and probably resembled a caged lion with all my pacing- though most of it had to be mental pacing because I was either in a train or a car most of the day. In short, I think I looked kind of like Emma Watson that one time: Except not really because I'm not Emma Watson and look nothing like her.
Maybe if you made her shorter and more angsty When I opened it: And then Also the sound your face makes when it hits the pillow promptly thrown on it because of the M. Ah, well, moving on from that little I am trusting you to use your common sense about what pages could possibly be about. Knowing Clancy, is that even a question? Okay, now book talk. Never Fade was a brutal book. Not like the Gone or Maze Runner series where it honestly was not for people with delicate constitutions, but it was pretty harsh compared to the Darkest Minds.
I'm talking about getting ready for gunshots and stab wounds and a whole-freaking-butt-load of some brain-blowing mind control. We already saw Ruby evolve tremendously as a character in the Darkest Minds, but if it's possible, she changed even more.
Such a badass heroine. Since we're on the topic of characters, let's do some in-depth: As I said before, she has some new found ass-kicking skills that come in handy throughout the book, and is way more ruthless than she ever was in the Darkest Minds. She has some soul-searching moments, some badass moments, some very tender moments between herself and a new character, Jude, who has quickly become one of my favorite characters.
She's fiercely protective of all her friends, new and old, and I'm happy to say that my opinion of her being one of the best female protagonists I've ever read hasn't changed.
I mentioned him already. Anyhoo, Jude is part of Ruby's team in the Children's League, who she views as naive and in need of protection. Jude's fourteen, even though he could pass for twelve, and is a trained yellow.
He's open, willing to trust, and while to Ruby these seem like things that could get him killed, he has a flare for seeing the reasons why people do what they do. He also affectionately calls Ruby 'Roo', which I find adorable. Those of you who read chapter one already up on Alexandra Bracken's blog know that Vida has quite the potty mouth, which I honestly find refreshing.
Actually, the amount of f-bombs dropped in Never Fade is refreshing, because who on earth with a full vocabulary of cuss words would be able to keep them inside while everything went to shit around them?
Unless you are either really Christian or have extremely strict morals, which is kind of what the YA genre is kind of implying-but-not-really with the low level of cursing, I don't know how anyone expects to portray an accurate teenager. Vida has blue hair, is actually a blue, and throws herself into everything she does.
She's hostile towards Ruby at first, feeling replaced, but she soon realizes that Ruby isn't so different from her. Elder brother of Liam, mentioned in the first book. He is important, but doesn't stick around for the bulk of the book. Frankly, he's an an ass sometimes, and though he cares about Liam, he doesn't really like people to know. I would say more, but Rest assured, this isn't all the characters in the book who play a major role. Among those who are returning from the Darkest Minds are: Cate,Rob,and Olivia, new ones are: Alban, Jarvin, and Knox.
Oh, and there is at least one member of the Black Betty crew Liam, Chubs, Zu, Ruby other than Ruby in the book, though whether their stay is short or long I shall not say Tee Hee. Never Fade has a ton of twists and turns, most of them are entirely unexpected, so be prepared with tissues and don't read it while eating anything you could choke on. The ending: On an interesting side note: Well, Alexandra Bracken actually answered that question, saying that all the oranges in TDM series have names relating to the color red, indicating that Oranges are actually more powerful than reds even though the government says otherwise.
She said we have to figure out Clancy's on our own, and I'm almost convinced that his initials CG, are for the chemical choking agent,CG, which is destroyed by water and is basically bad news for anyone not armed with a spray gun. View all 15 comments. Jan 05, Sana rated it it was ok Shelves: Enjoyed this a bit more than the previous one. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Book two in the hit series that's soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore--now with a stunning new look and an exclusive bonus short story featuring Vida before she joined the League. 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: When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: 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: 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? Read more Read less. Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled Audible book: Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.
Books In This Series 3 Books. Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Alexandra Bracken. Next page. Complete Series. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the Afterlight: Through the Dark: The Darkest Minds: From the Publisher. She is also called upon to use her ability to probe memory to gather information for the League.
Though she is willing to help with these sometimes distasteful interrogations, Ruby's ultimate goal is to shut down the brutal camps that house the small percentage of psi children who survived IAAN, the "disease" that hits American kids at adolescence. Background from book one is necessary for full enjoyment of the story, although it's possible to jump straight in.
Chubs, Liam, Clancy, Cate, and Rob reappear from the first book, and Vida angry and profane and Jude innocent and optimistic join in the hunt for a missing flash drive that may contain answers about IAAN. Amy McFadden uses a wide variety of accents.
Her tone, especially when Vida is speaking, conveys an anger that makes this a darker story than the first in the series. An obvious choice where the first book was popular.
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