Never Fade (#2) by Alexandra Bracken
Published by: Hyperion on October 15th, 2013
Genre: YA, Sci Fi, Dystopian
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Synopsis: 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?
Review: This one is definitely my favourite one in the series. I sped through this one so fast always on the edge of seat and silently freaking out at every change in plot. It was such an emotional roller coaster!
What I liked:
- Great new characters were added
- The emotional rollercoaster my brain was on in the last 200 pages
- The fast-paced read
- That it didn’t have “second book syndrome”
- The plot had a more realistic vibe to it but there were still parts that had me going “ehhhh really?”
What I didn’t like:
- I feel like for a book that has kids with abilities that those abilities weren’t getting used
- Ruby is not the best lead character… she does a lot of stupid things then whines about it
- The first part of the book did feel a little slow for me… I think that’s why it took me a week or two to fully get into the story but once I did I devoured it
I read the first book of this series so long ago that I'm really hesitant to read the second one. I hope that I haven't forgotten the big things! I'm glad that you liked this sequel better than the first!