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Book Watch: Never Fade

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NEVER FADE by Alexandra Bracken will be released in the U.S. on October 15, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Disney-Hyperion, the print edition is 512 pages.

NEVER FADE is the second full-length book in Author Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series. The third full-length book, currently untitled, is slated for release in December 2014.

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There are a few books that I’m anxiously awaiting that are releasing the week of October 15th. And all of them are sequels to books where I have yet to read the first book in the series. But I have every hope of doing so before each book two releases. However there is one book’s release that I’m most excited for, have been desperate to read since it first landed on my Kindle for review, whose premise sounds dark and chilling, and whose predecessor is one I’ve been dying to read since before its release last year. And that book is NEVER FADE by Alexandra Bracken.

I heard such amazing things about THE DARKEST MINDS. The cover was – and is – totally different and totally creepy and I instantly fell in love. I desperately wanted to read it the second my Kindle pre-order downloaded, but as usual the demands of review books got in the way.

But even though I haven’t yet met Ruby and found out why she survived a disease that killed most children or discovered just what “frightening abilities” she has, I am super excited to find out what’s in store for her in this next book. Because I read the description and I know that she’ll be embarking upon a dangerous mission – I love stories that promise the thrill of danger. I know that she’ll be taking a journey across a country the description calls “desperate” and “lawless” – epic journey’s are always a favorite.

And I know that she is going to have to face someone she thought was her future and possibly make a choice that could cost her everything – I love, love, love impossible choices.

I am also incredibly intrigued by this sequel’s cover which is absolutely gorgeous and so very much lighter than the first book’s cover. Just like with THE DARKEST MIND’s cover, I want to know what the symbol means on NEVER FADE’s. And just like with that book’s title I want to know how this one relates to the story.

Between the first book and this sequel there are a total of exactly one thousand pages of story, which makes me happy to no end. Because I love long stories set in ravaged landscapes, stories with characters who must make sacrifices and who are willing to risk everything to defeat corrupt and oppressive governments, characters who are brave and fierce and protective and loyal.

I am always drawn to stories that tend to be a little bit dark, stories where characters have dark powers or deadly abilities, danger-filled stories where the possibility of an unhappily ever after is far more likely than one with a happy ending. Which is why I cannot wait for NEVER FADE to release and join THE DARKEST MINDS as part of my permanent collection and why I am more excited for its release than any of the other awesome books releasing the week of October 15th.

It sounds dark. It sounds epic. It sounds like a “me” book. So it is definitely my choice for the book to watch this week.

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Places to Watch

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About the Book

Goodreads description:

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?

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Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are just five of the awesome books releasing the week of October 15th:

ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) by Diana Peterfreund

FRIENDS AND TRAITORS (Slayers #2) by C.J. Hill

THE VOW by Jessica Martinez

UNSOULED (Unwind #3) by Neal Shusterman

RECLAIMED by Sarah Guillory

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