Sunday, October 20, 2013

Never Fade: Review


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?


I've seen so many good reviews about Never Fade. But well, I guess this book just doesn't do it for me. Though I think Never Fade is slightly better than The Darkest Minds. Still have me very confused, but at least there are several scenes that can actually get my attention. There are also some very intimate moments that I really like. But besides these, this book just doesn't have that kind of enchantment for me.

There are many readers out there that likes the idea of people with weird abilities and a place where children with abilities are classified into different colors and are treated differently. And there's the Children's League, which their original purpose is to free those children in the camp but is rotten. But the idea of the Children's League, for some reason, just doesn't sound appealing to me. It could be because there are so many passers-by in the book that doesn't contribute much for the book. And I really don't like Ruby now. I can't tell exactly why, but every time she says something emotional, I just don't want to read about it. The characters are too fragile-minded for the book's own good. 

I think I will still read the sequel of Never Fade, but I'm not sure even the last installment will have me finally hooked up.

Rating: 5/10

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