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Never Fade (2013) is book 2 in The Darkest Minds trilogy, and it is an exciting continuation of Ruby’s story in this dystopian adventure with a dash of romance.

Warning! Spoiler alert for The Darkest Minds…Ruby has erased Liam’s memories of her to protect him from the Children’s League and give him an opportunity to reunite with his parents without worrying about her…or so she thinks. With her power to read people’s minds, she becomes one of the League’s greatest weapons for interrogation and operations. Liam’s older brother, Cole, is rescued by the League, and then sends Ruby on a private mission to locate Liam and retrieve a flash drive that was sewn into a coat he is wearing. From this op, old friends are reunited, and new alliances are formed. Also, previous villains resurface to aid in this novel’s nail-biting suspense. The end definitely leaves the reader ready to pick up book three, In the Afterlight (2014).

Great book! (But do be forewarned…lots of language…recommended for high school and up.)