Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review @alexbracken - Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #2)

Never Fade
The Darkest Minds #2
by Alexandra Bracken

Goodreads blurb:  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?

About the Author:  Alexandra Bracken was born and raised in Arizona. The daughter of a Star Wars collector, she grew up going to an endless string of Star Wars conventions and toy fairs, which helped spark her imagination and a deep love of reading. After graduating high school, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book, Brightly Woven, as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing, first as an editorial assistant, then in marketing. After six years, she took the plunge and decided to write full time. She now lives in Arizona with her tiny pup, Tennyson, in a house that's constantly overflowing with books. 

Alex is a #1 New York Times bestselling and USA TODAY bestselling author. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages. 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  I bought the whole series in paperback, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! 

The new cover is much better in my opinion.  It grabs my attention better.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is a YA Dystopia.  The kids are not treated well in this series…think Hunger Games and Maze Runner series.  I also highly recommend reading the series in order to know the characters and world more intensely.

This series is a very compelling and page turning read.  I get pulled in to it and must know what happens.  I definitely cry while reading this series as both a parent and a teacher because it breaks my heart.  I love Ruby’s fierce desire to protect everyone, and how hard she works to not take others control away unless she feels it is the only way to protect those she loves.  She makes some new friends in Vida, Jude, and Nico.  Of course there are some rough times with some not very nice people, but she did find a few angels who helped along the way.  She is torn between her old friends and her new friends.  This is action packed, and I enjoyed reading this book.  I can’t wait to see what happens next, but I want them all to be safe.

I highly recommend to any fans of Hunger Games and Maze Runner or Lord of the Flies because that’s what this series feels like….you never know what will happen next!

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See my review of The Darkest Minds (Book 1)

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