Never Fade

Never Fade

Book - 2013
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"In the second installment of The Darkest Minds trilogy, Ruby joins forces with the revolutionary Children's League to find critical information about the epidemic that has torn both her life and America apart"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781423159339
9781423157519
Branch Call Number: YA BRA
Characteristics: 507 p. ;,22 cm

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“The only thing worse than being without you would have been watching them break you day after day, until you weren’t yourself anymore”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“He came back in a body bag.”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“The only thing Liam ever said about him was that he used to set his toys on fire when he didn't get his way”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“Don’t to that! Don’t just disappear! If you’re mad at me, then hit me or something-just don’t think that I don’t want to stay with you. I’ll always want to stay with you!”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“Miss Vida" Liam said "has anyone never told you that you are positively the whipped cream on the sundae of life?"
She glared at him."Anyone ever told you your head is shaped like a pencil?"

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“Great. We were the goddamn Rainbow Connection.”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“This kid has more mood swings than a toddler's birthday party.”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“I guess I don't see what's so insulting about being called a girl. The two of you seem to do okay when you're not biting my head off or acting like five years old.”

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

“The end. But I'm telling you now, if either of you breathe a word -one goddamn word- about Cate, I will come down on you so hard, they'll be naming hurricanes after me for a fucking century.”

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 06, 2017

Unintentionally, I read this book without realizing immediately that it was the second of the series/trilogy. Shows how brilliant one is... But I guess one just needs to "accept, assess, and adapt", no? (That was taken directly from the book, in case you didn't catch the drift). But Ruby was definitely interesting. Not because of her personality, or her courage, or her role in her world. It was more so her flaws that caught my attention. She is headstrong, bold, and sometimes, that can lead to danger. She does things without thinking, which I find make her more real, but not less admirable. In those situations, what can one really do? In all honesty I probably would have gone insane.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

LoganLib_Justine Jun 17, 2016

No word could describe how awesome this novel was, the story line was amazing. Must Read

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green_snake_744
Jun 17, 2016

this book series is for me a mind opener

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Nymeria23
Mar 06, 2016

Ruby has changed.
Has it been for the better?

Okay now that the dramatics have been put aside, may I just say, OH MY GOSH!
I LOVE this series! It never fails to surprise me and put my emotions through the wringer. I mean, I was lost in the wind on what to expect after that cliff-hanger ending, but I sure wasn't prepared for <i> this </i>
Ruby is no longer the blank-slated, innocent prison-breakout she was when she met Liam and the group. She's grown sharper, fiercer, and harder in the Children's League, using the training she received from Clancy and developing it as she works as the interrogator at HQ, maintains her position as Leader of her team, and conditions her instincts to use her gun whenever threatened. She is a soldier. Still with her regrets and emotions, but with less apology in the actions she takes. She has become a strong character, both physically and mentally, because when you are dangerous and on your own, it's better to control the gifts you have before they control you.
Expect, to her dismay and slight astonishment, she is not alone. Somehow, and in some way, she has found people to care about-people who care about her. She has developed feelings of kinship and loyalty not only with her fellow Psi like Jude, Vida and Nico, but also, against what she wishes, with the agents on the Children's League, such as Cate and Cole. With all of this she knows that one day she will leave, because she can't stand being an agent for them, but first she needs to make sure the people she left are safe and away from the CL's grip.
When the opportunity arises to understand the cause of IAAN, save the kids in the camps, and end the encampments forever, Ruby signs up for the task with some persuasion, even if it means going on the run in search for Liam; the one who, unknowingly, has the key to IAAN's origin.

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Rox9300
Aug 27, 2015

Alexandra Bracken’s Never Fade, sequel to The Darkest Minds, resumes a few months after the first novel’s ending. Throughout this time, Ruby has trained with the Children’s League, a secret organization that strives to expose the truth behind the children’s concentration camps. The story starts out during a League mission, in which the goal is to free an important League agent being held hostage in a militant bunker. The agent turns out to be no other than Cole Stewart, Liam’s brother. During the process of interrogating Cole and searching his mind, Ruby uncovers a recent memory of an encounter between Cole and Liam, in which Liam accidently left with Cole’s USB, which contained top secret PSI Children information. In order to protect Liam, Ruby does not pass on this information to the League. Later on, Cole confronts Ruby on the matter and directs her on a rogue mission to retrieve the USB from Liam. Due to complications, Ruby is forced to involve Jude, a fourteen year-old, overly-naïve Yellow, as well as the obnoxious, sharp-tongued Vida, whom is a Blue. The trio, later joined by a character from the previous installment, set out on a brutal journey, filled with destruction, mayhem, and suspense.
Never Fade was absolutely incredible. Bracken wrote a beautifully complicated storyline, which definitely topped the first novel. The story was much darker and tenser than the previous book. There were many violent and destructive scenes, as well as miserable ones which really enunciated the prevalence of issues faced by Psi kids, and how those issues cause such a drastic level of desperation among them. The character growth throughout the novel was lovely too. Ruby learns to come to terms with her powers and how she uses them, and develops them to an even greater extent. The others in the group also show personality growth, especially Vida. Alongside that, I truly enjoyed the abundance of villains presented in this installment, and how different they were to one another, while actually being the same within. Lastly, the relations between characters were once again just as magnificent as the first novel. Bracken knows how to create real chemistry between characters, which a reader can easily feel and relate to. Also, I’m incredibly glad she brought in Liam again, it didn’t feel right for that relationship to end how it previously had.
Overall, absolutely, thrillingly pleased with this novel. An incredible sequel, which keeps readers fully engaged.

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digitaldaggers
Mar 18, 2015

The Darkest Minds Never Fade In The Afterlight

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BooksAreRoyal
Mar 18, 2015

Bracken does it again with a spectacular sequel to "The Darkest Minds". This trilogy is one of my favourites and it should have the hype it deserves. I continually rave about it.

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julietteferrars
Jul 07, 2014

I love love love this book! It picks up really quickly and i loved meeting all the new characters and Vida is such a bad ass omg. i can't wait till ITA comes out!

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pinky0203
Jun 07, 2014

Eagerly waiting for the next in the this series, "In The Afterlight" due out in September 2014.

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rachelsp
May 14, 2014

Fans who loved The Darkest Minds will absolutely love its sequel, Never Fade. The novel picks up a few months after where TDM left off. We get to meet the new friends Ruby has made during that time and see her reconcile/reunite with old ones. I will say that this book seems to be significantly darker than the first, especially during one particular scene between Ruby and Rob. Readers will be able to relate to Ruby's weaknesses and struggles as she tries to gain control of her mind abilities and want for revenge. There are a lot of heartbreaking moments between Ruby and Liam and it was so sad to experience her inner guilt about wiping his memories. :(

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Mar 18, 2015

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