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"--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423157519
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Branch Call Number: YA F BRA

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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

"You mean this research?"

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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

" locking Clancy Gray in a closet"

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jun 10, 2019

"accept, assess, and adapt"

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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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Jcme
Aug 30, 2019

This book was awesome I loved it!!!

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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

the book was soooo gooood!!! I loved it! All the twist and turns, between Liam and Ruby. It was soo good I flt like I could just go and jump right in. Very well wrote. I totally recommend this book to anyone who has red book one! If you have only watched the movie then don't read this.

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jun 10, 2019

This book is so deep! I can't believe how much I have attached to the characters. This book is just full of love, loss, and some raging storms of hate too. If you're like me, you will find yourself crying about 12 times, and laughing every page or so. Ruby is a brave girl that will try to keep herself together even if she needs to let it out. Her love for her friends is so strong, you can practically feel it come out of the pages and fly straight into your heart. I strongly recommend this book!

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goddessbeth
Jan 17, 2019

The Darkest Minds ended with such a heart-wrenching scene that I was curious where it could pick up from there. Turns out, it opens about three months or so after the end of book 1. Ruby is a fully trained Children's League asset, and still having issues with her power, and trying not to think of Liam. She's the leader of a team, which is where we meet new characters Jude (the spazzy kid) and Vida (the spiky one).

I'll just get this out of the way right now: the reason I'm rating this 4, not 5, is because the new team felt like an excuse to repeat the same dynamic and relationships of book 1. Because of this, some scenes and driving tension were redundant. Those relationships and dynamics *did* change, and the second half of the book didn't feel like a repeat of the first.

In fact, the second half of the book was fraught with tension, and awesome. Ruby becomes a monster, but she's self-aware. So there's plenty of internal angst, to match the external challenges, both within the League and within the country. The overall plot, things like the question of what IAAN is, is further developed in this story. So I'm comfortable saying, whatever you liked about the first book, you'll like about the second one.

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trickbag22
Aug 12, 2018

Darkest minds! A terrific series to be devoured

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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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