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Never Fade (Darkest Minds)

Never Fade - Alexandra Bracken This review will be somewhat vague mostly because I don’t want to give any bit of it away.Never Fade is book 2 in The Darkest Minds trilogy and picks up shortly after Ruby has joined The Children’s League. She has no idea what happened to Chubs, Liam is out in the world somewhere, and she is being used by the League to interrogate people when needed as well as go on missions assigned by Alban (the League leader). Eventually, Ruby finds out something that has her questioning everything going on with the League and very unsure of who to trust. She knew going in that they weren't completely on the up and up but this bit of information truly throws her. In collaboration with Cole, Liam’s brother, she comes up with a way to get away and attempt to hunt down Liam, who has something she and Cole need.This book was non-stop action from the first few pages all the way through. I kept thinking to myself that Ruby just never catches a break yet through it all we see that she is just a teenager trying to survive and protect the people she loves. At the same time, she is continuing to learn more about her power and how it works. She continues to push herself to get to the level of control that Clancy had and you will have to read the book to find out what happens. There are some new characters introduced as part of the League team Ruby leads. Vida was a great addition. I honestly wasn't sure what her deal was and what to expect from her but by the end of the book I really liked her. She is tough, brash, and says what she wants. Jude is the idealistic baby of the group. He talks a lot, doesn't really hold anything back, and wants to prove himself. We don’t really get a lot of Nico as he stays behind but I’ll be interested to see how things go for him in book 3.That’s it people – I can’t say anything more without giving away the good stuff and honestly, you really don't want me to - I know it. Trust me that you need to get your hands on this one as soon as you can and if you haven’t started The Darkest Minds, definitely check it out.