• Never Fade

  • Darkest Minds, Book 2
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (3,541 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 saved in only one place: a flash drive 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?

©2013 Alexandra Bracken (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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The heroine continues to get whinier and wimpier

Loved the first book. She was learning her powers, falling in love, etc. In the second book she finally learns to control her powers but turns into a sniveling emotional wreck when needed. One bad decision after another. I had to stop reading before I slapped the book.

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Just as good as Darkest Minds

For a middle book, this one blows that "middle book syndrome" idea right out of the water. Wow! Every bit as action packed and drama driven as the first book, Alexandra Bracken has delivered a whopper of a sequel. The audio by Amy McFadden is superb. Every voice was distinct, every emotion appropriate. I am getting spoiled by all these voice actors and highly impatient with those who just narrate. This book is amazing. Just get it and listen to it - you're welcome.

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I pretty much can't stand Ruby

she is sooo....ugh, annoying, stupid, frustrating, dense. I don't like that she never thinks to use her abilities until it's too late.

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Great Story! WAY too much swearing!

I like this story a lot but can not recommend it to my kids or anyone else because of the excessive swearing that starts in this book. The first one had virtually none. This one is RIFE with it from page 3 on. Disappointing.

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I'm bored

While there was nothing specifically wrong with the story, I was bored. I was on the fence with the first book, hoping this sequel would be a bit better, but really, it was just more of the same. I didn't even care that much for the characters. I won't be reading the thrid book, because frankly, I don't care what happens in the end. I have far too many other books to get to then read more "meh".

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Annoying!

I can't force my self to continue this quest of irrational, illogical decision making. As a woman I would be infuriated to read this book. It plays directly into to the stereotype that all women act on emotion and amplifies it ten fold. I truly hope this isn't how the mind of a 18 year old female works. If so, God bless you all!

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Amazing follow up to an amazing first book

I am loving this series!! The writing is fresh and gorgeous, the characters are so well fleshed out and the plot is gripping. Can't wait to read the next one!!

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Too Juvenile

I really enjoyed the movie and the first book wasn't bad. This one is terrible though. Unclear writing, characters that really don't make sense. Scenes that really don't help the story. Terrible writing.

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losing interest, repetitive

I'm losing interest in the repetitive scenarios. The narration is fine. The characters are alright too but over and over with the same situations. Maybe I'm just not the type of person that is interested in spending time envisioning so much negativity, drama, anger without any fun loving positive situations to balance out.

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like a TV series that goes on and on ..

Couldn't finish this one. Pointlessly going on and on teasing something that never happens. The language is awfu l too. Wonderful idea for a story that's just not executed to its potential.

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  • Stephen
  • 04-07-14

Fantastic yet again

I had to download this as soon as I finished listening to The Darkest Minds (the first book in the series) Never Fade starts of where the last ended and once again I was gripped by the characters and the further evolution of the world they liv. Once again the book is so well paced and the morality of the decisions the characters make is handled so well you will not want this story to end. Great great books a must listen.

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  • Laura
  • 10-04-16

Still in love with this series!

WOW! Normally I loose a little bit of love for series books as they go on, you have the hype and love for how amazing this new world and story is and then the second book comes along and lets you down, but this one was just as amazing as the first.

The storyline is still set at a great pace with the new characters that are introduced all being just as loveable as our reappearing main characters from The Darkest Minds.

I was hooked from the first line of this story and the ending was such a action packed cliffhanger that I will be heading straight into the next book ‘In The Afterlight’. If you loved the first book in this series, then this one is a definite must read.

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  • driver
  • 11-03-21

Fantastic really engaging

After watching the darkest minds film I was disappointed there wasn't more films so I got the books and I wasn't disappointed I'm really glad I bought this book.

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  • Mr P Shrew
  • 10-31-20

thoroughly enjoyed this book.

loved it. I'll be downloading the next one shortly. looking forward to see what adventures are in store next for our heros

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-03-20

amazing brilliant second part to the first 👏 xXx

loved every piece of the story, the characters i loved can't wait to start the next one brilliant xXx

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  • SA123
  • 03-30-20

Brilliantly designed book to catch atension

Title fits books so sad that jude
Died brilliant book and I cannot wait for the next book 😬😧

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  • Sylvia
  • 05-15-18

Enthralling

Excellent writing, excellent narration. There's nothing more to say really! Would highly recommend both this book and it's predecessor.

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  • Jesstah Jayce
  • 10-30-16

My favourite series

I just love it and the other two books of the series. Liam makes it for me although somewhat moody occasionally.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-22

awesome book for YA fans

loved it! kept me on my toes and ended up finishing it in a day I definitely recommend 😊👍

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  • Tegan Dunmall
  • 03-10-22

As good as the second

Can't wait to read the third book. The voice acting is done by the same person as book one so you know exactly who is who.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-21

amazing read

loved it, couldn't put it down a must for fans of the darkest minds love

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  • Isabelle
  • 03-28-21

OMG!!!

WHAT A RIDE!!!!!! I loved the first book, and I was a little cautious with the way this one started as it had me a touch confused at first. But once that passed - HOLY SHIT MY EMOTIONS GOT TAKEN ON SUCH A ROLLER-COASTER!!!!!!
And I fully admit to being a sucker for a couple - I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Liam to be found!!!!
This book had so much going for it! I hope the 3rd continues to be just as good.