I give this 4.5 stars
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? (goodreads.com)
Alexandra Bracken what are you doing to me??? In the last book you squished my heart with Ruby and Liam, and I can't even think about what a wreck I was wondering what had happened to Chubs, I love him!!! So after the teaser in chapter one, we see what Ruby's life is like in the Children's League and we're introduced to some new characters. I'll be honest, I can get pretty attached to characters, and when new ones are introduced that play a large part in the story, I don't always react well. However, I was not disappointed Jude is adorable, and if anyone has ever wondered what I'm like on the other side of the computer, think if Vida and Chubs had a witty and sarcastic baby.
Overall I'd have to say that I was pretty happy with this book although it did take me a while to get through, I had trouble connecting with Vida, Jude, and Cate and I just wanted Chubs and Liam back. Vida and Jude are very solid characters but... I don't know, I think I just missed Chubs.
Never Fade gets 4.5 stars just because it did take me some time to connect.