Sash: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – Book Thoughts + GIVEAWAY

1423157516Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Disney Hyperion, 512 Pages
Sub-genre: Supernatural
Source: ARC via BEA 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Follow up to: The Darkest Minds

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?

I loved loved loved The Darkest Minds when I read it this summer but the tough thing for me is that I kind of felt – I don’t know – at peace with the ending. It would have been brutal but I was ready to accept that. So when I started reading Never Fade, I just couldn’t get into it, which was honestly kind of devastating considering that I loved the first one so much. However, after having some time away from The Darkest Minds, I think I’m ready to pick Never Fade back up (as soon as I finish my current read).

I’m also glad that I read the first one only a few months ago because from what I remember, Never Fade picks up pretty quickly so there’s no room for the reader to be lost/confused. Overall, I feel pretty good about Never Fade and can’t wait to dig in.

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  • October 14, 2013 - 12:05 am

    Kierra D. - YEAH. I would love a Never Fade tee!! I read The Darkest Minds and Never Fade. They were spectacular! :)ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2013 - 3:46 am

    Sally@Always Lost in Stories - I’m halfway through Darkest Minds at the moment and loving it so far! Thank you for the chance to win the sequel- I know I’m gonna want to keep reading about these characters.ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2013 - 9:24 am

    Danielle Nguyen - I haven’t read Darkest Minds yet, but I’ve heard great things!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    Hannnah - Awesome giveaway:) I’ve been wanting to read thisReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Pam@YAEscapefromReality - I was actually devastated at the end of The Darkest Minds…so sad! I really loved Never Fade, it was one of the best sequels I’ve read. Definitely had me on the edge of my seat. I hope you enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2013 - 3:03 am

    Natasha - Thanks for the chance to win!
    I can’t wait to read Never Fade!!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    Cordelia - I’ve had Darkest Minds on my wishlist for far too long. But in a way I’m glad I waited b/c now I can read both books without waiting!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads - I just recently bought The Darkest Minds but I hear it ends with a CRAZY cliffhanger so I decided to wait until Never Fade came out to read. That way part two would be available for me IMMEDIATELY. And hey! It’s out now! I guess I’ll have to push Darkest Minds up on my TBR…ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Lauren Fuchs - I really hope I win this!! I am so looking forward to this book and finding out what happens at the CRAZY cliffhanger!!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2013 - 12:54 am

    bn100 - Sounds interestingReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2013 - 1:42 am

    Cee - Very excited to start this series!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - That ending was definitely devastating! I am curious to see where this goes next though…ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Lauren Fuchs - Thanks for the giveaway!! Can’t wait to read Never Fade!!ReplyCancel

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