Thu, October 17, 2013

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken Review + Giveaway

Never Fade book cover

Never Fade book cover

Never Fade
By Alexandra Bracken
Publication date: Oct. 15, 2013
Disney-Hyperion, 512 pages
Source: Publisher

The gripping and highly anticipated second installment in a dark YA trilogy about teens with dangerous powers on the run from the government.

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’m a big fan of Alex Bracken’s in general and particularly enjoy the gritty, intense Darkest Minds series, so I was excited to pick up book two, Never Fade.

Only…I totally blanked on what happened at the end of The Darkest Minds.

Thankfully, I had a copy on hand and could reread the last few chapters. It helped MAJORLY, so if you have a copy around, I highly recommend doing the same to get back into the zone.

Once I got into Never Fade, there were a lot of highs and lows. Lows: My attention lagged in parts; I was ready to read ahead a bit. Highs: When the action came, it was CRAZY. Like, very emotionally charged. I feel so invested in these characters!

Anyway, that’s a typical reaction for me during the second book in a series, so I’m not too concerned. I’m ready for the third and final book!

Have you read this one? What do you think? If you haven’t read it yet, now is your chance. Enter below to win a copy of the book, plus a fun t-shirt!

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  1. Erica said:

    Alex Bracken is my favorite πŸ™‚ Her books are so great.

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  2. Linda L. said:

    After reading The Darkest Minds and having my mind blown, I needed Never Fade sooo badly!

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  3. Danni said:

    Alex has a way of writing a world and story that unbelievable!! I have yet to get never fade but I’m sooooooooo excited to read it!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Alaa said:

    I am so excited!!

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  5. Viki S. said:

    This is a really interesting idea and makes for an exciting read. Can’t wait.

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  6. Mandy R said:

    I am really hoping we find out what happens to everyone in their group (Zu, Liam, Ruby, Chubbs). I read the first two books and can’t wait to find out what happens next!

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  7. Ashlee said:

    Checking this book out today!

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  8. Shelly S. said:

    Ack! I JUST bought the first book in this series and so the nerd in me who doesn’t like to read book one before I have book two in my hand would be pretty excited about this. πŸ™‚

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  9. Danielle Nguyen said:

    I haven’t started this series yet, but everyone seems to love it. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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  10. Christine Manzari said:

    I’m an author and this has a lot of similarities to a book I wrote….in would love to read this book!

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  11. Cordelia said:

    This is an awesome series! I love Alexandra’s writing!!

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  12. Annette said:

    I loved The Darkest Minds, and couldn’t finish Never Fade. I was just so confused. I couldn’t follow the story and characters. I should have read the last couple chapters of the first book like you did. Maybe that would help.

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  13. Tammy said:

    I just bought the first book on my kindle so I could power read through both over a weekend.

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  14. ash said:

    I actually just finished it as I got a netgalley copy, but I freakin loved it. I want a pretty copy to sit next to the first book. I wouldnt mind the shirt either.

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  15. Lauren Fuchs said:

    I want to read this book because of the cliffhanger at the end of The Darkest Minds. That was brutal. Plus, I love the writing style and the characters are all developed well and I wish to see them develop more.

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  16. Tanya Atkinson said:

    Sounds like a touch of second book syndrome but that doesn’t wane my interest in diving into this series! πŸ™‚

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  17. Zoe N. said:

    This looks SO good! I loved The Darkest Minds, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen in Never Fade! πŸ™‚

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  18. Vivian L said:

    I have to seriously admit, after I read Darkest Mind (Alexandra Bracken is amazing xD) I literally could not put it down. I brought it with me if only to read the next chapter. And the end totally blew me away haha. It automatically became a favorite. πŸ™‚
    Liam and Ruby all the way! πŸ˜€

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  19. cynthia udeh said:

    the cover makes me want to read it even more!

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  20. Phoebe H said:

    I just bought the first book and it sounds so interesting! It would be great to have the sequel as well, so I can just dive into this series!

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  21. Chloe Lee said:

    I want to read this because I MUST read Darkest Minds and I have heard so many good things!

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  22. Heather said:

    I’ll be honest. I haven’t started this series yet. I really have no excuse, since I’ve had the first book for a while now, and I’ve heard practically nothing but good things. And I’m not sure if its because its been so hyped for me that I’m afraid it won’t live up to it, or if I’m just dreading the absolute need for the next book once I’ve mowed through the first two. But in any case, I’m likely to start it soon now that at least I know I can easily find the second book now! And it seems to be just as highly praised as the first! Knowing my reading style, I’ll likely tear through both and be ravenous for more. Ah well- reader problems.

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  23. Len D. said:

    I’m a fan of Alexandra Bracken and I really want to win this! πŸ™‚

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  24. Isabella said:

    I really loved The Darkest Mind. πŸ™‚

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  25. Iza said:

    The Darkest Minds are one of my favorite books. I seriously couldn’t wait anylonger for Never Fade.

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  26. Elly S. said:

    The Darkest Minds is one of my favorite books and I am sooo glad Never Fade is finally out…

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