Monday, November 4, 2013

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)

"You don't ask around, because no soul alive in Los Angeles would ever admit to the organization being there and give President Gray an itch to scratch.  Having the Federal Coalition was already bad enough for business.  The people who could tell you the way would only cough it up for a price that was too big for most to pay.  There was no open door policy, no walk-ins.  There were standing orders to dispose of anyone who so much as gave an agent a sidelong look.

The League found you.  They brought you in, if you were valuable enough.  If you'd fight.  It was the first thing I learned sitting next to Cate on my way in--or at least the first real thought to solidify in my mind as our SUV zipped down the stretch of freeway, heading straight into the heart of the city."

--Never Fade

Never Fade is the second book in the Darkest Minds series.  In the first book we left Liam, with an erased mind and Ruby going off with The League.  Ruby is now fully integrated with The League and her first mission ends up being a rescue mission to save Liam's brother.  This novel was just as action packed as the last novel and Chubbs even ends up back with Ruby.  They must navigate the world outside again, with fears of running into Clancy Gray again.  There are subplots to the subplots that were introduced in the first novel and even Clancy's mother makes somewhat of an appearance. 

Ruby now has a new group of "friends," Liam comes back (more or less), and the whereabouts of Zu is still unknown.  The ending was just as gripping as the first book, and I can safely say is that I am going to be anticipating the release of the next novel.  Ruby can be annoying, but the other characters are strong enough to pull her through her annoying moments.

I gave this book 4/5 stars.  Thanks NetGalley!

To read the review of the first novel follow this link Darkest Minds

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