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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Giveaway Review NEVER FADE by ALEXANDRA BRACKEN @alexbracken @DisneyHyperion #NeverFade

Book Description

 October 15, 2013

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, but moved east to study at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She recently relocated to New York City, where she works in publishing and lives in a charming apartment overflowing with books. You can visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com or on Twitter (@alexbracken).





*** possible spoilers if you haven't read The Darkest Minds ***

So, after powering through The Darkest Minds (TDM)  and then instantly onto Never Fade, I am still breathless.   The virus that has given these kids extraordinary abilities and Ruby is trying to find the source of the disease.  The government is fighting within itself and the world is not a pleasant place.  In this new dystopian landscape there are still familiar touchstones like the Beatles.  Ruby's particular gift is being an "orange" where she can manipulate minds and get information from others.  When TDM ended, Ruby has erased Liam's memory of her in his mind.  Now it is several months later and Ruby has fallen in with a new group working for the Children's League gaining intelligence and discovering more about her powers.

I was wondering if Liam would ever reconnect with Ruby since erasing someone's mind is a pretty strong signal they never want to see you again.  Ruby has grown incredibly more mature, so I had my hopes up.  Liam realizes that he is missing something from his memory. Their relationship was a bit bittersweet for me. I really connected with Vida, a smart-talking powerhouse, who just gets right to the point with everything.  As Ruby realized the Children's League and their agents want to wipe out the Psi, she tries to make the right choices.

This last book left me with a horrifying feeling that these kids would have to endure even more horrible situations.   I would really be more in depth with my review but I don't want to spoil any plot points and I have deleted two paragraphs already that gave out too much information.  SIGH.  I am really glad I had the chance to read these books together since the flow between the two was perfect.  Now, I guess it will be another year before there is another installment.  DOUBLE SIGH Parents:  this series is best for mature teens since there is language and a lot of graphic violence within horrible landscapes.  Fans of Divergent and the Hunger Games will love this one.  Expect tears.


Show that your quest for truth and justice will NEVER FADE.
One (1) winner receives:
·         Custom Never Fade t-shirt and a copy of Never Fade

Ends 10/26/13
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Disclosure  I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.  If you are considering purchasing this book or anything else from Amazon, please use my link above since I earn a very small percentage of the sale which helps pay for shipping my giveaways!  


  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really want to read this book. It sounds so good. Tore923@aol.com

  2. i havent read The Darkest Minds yet.. It is in my to be read pile to read! i have heard so many great things about this book and im looking forward to reading it.. thanks for the giveaway!!!

  3. I hadn't heard of Never Fade before three weeks ago, but with all the blurbs and reviews I've read I know I want to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

  4. Hilary - I am shocked that I hadn't heard of this series myself since this is one of my favorite genres. I really recommend you read these close together.

  5. I can't wait to read this! I loved the first one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. The book sounds wonderful. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  7. Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway. The book sounds great!
    smhparent at hotmail dot com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. I would love to read this. I'm sure it's as good as the first book! :)

  10. Wonderful giveaway and awesome prize pack

  11. It sounds so good! I need to get on this bandwagon because it's heading somewhere exciting! I watched an interview the author did on Youtube with Christine (xTineMay) and it made me want to read this so bad. It sounds like there's a lot of actions and instense moments in this series! :D

  12. thank you for the giveaway, and the excerpt sounds awesome!

  13. thank you for the giveaway, and the excerpt sounds awesome!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read it!

  15. TY for hosting this awesome giveaway!!
    Mary G Loki

  16. Thank you very much for this great giveaway. Book is on my tbr.

  17. I really love Liam and chubs and ruby and even vida :) and THAT shirt. Awesome giveaway!

  18. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  19. Book looks great, thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I recently picked up The Darkest Mind ebook on amazon but haven't read it yet. Love the trailer! The series sounds thrilling. Can't wait to get started. Thanks for the giveaway!



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