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Darkest Minds, The: Never Fade

Never Fade - Alexandra Bracken I don’t even know what to say about all the expectations this book didn’t meet. I only got about twenty percent into it, so I cannot offer a rating, but my God that twenty percent felt like a lifetime. And the book is gigantic, five hundred pages! That is crazy! So, what didn’t I like? First of all, part of the reason the first book worked so well was because of the constant suspense and torture of the camp, followed by the thrill of the escape and the rebellion. The second book has none of these things; it’s a slow, boring, horribly long and drawn out military-focused book as far as I could tell from the bit I read. And don’t even get me started on the creepy, frustrating “I love you I hate you” crap going on between Ruby and Liam’s brother Cole. Ugh. Just, terrible disappointment all around.