Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Nunca olvidan (Mentes poderosas, #2)” as Want to Read:
Nunca olvidan (Mentes poderosas, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Nunca olvidan

(The Darkest Minds #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  66,709 ratings  ·  6,218 reviews
Ruby nunca quiso las habilidades que casi le costaron la vida. Aunque ahora deba recurrir a ellas a diario, en peligrosas misiones contra el gobierno que la encerró en Thurmond. Otros la llaman líder, pero ella no se siente así, ella sabe que es un monstruo. Cuando le confían a Ruby un explosivo secreto deberá alejarse de la Liga infantil y embarcarse en una misión terribl ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 9th 2014 by RBA (first published October 15th 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  66,709 ratings  ·  6,218 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I liked this so much more than the first book! I can't wait to see how it comes to a close with the last book.
Christine Riccio
Couldn't put it down! Suspenseful action packed and full of wonderfully lovable characters. Can't wait to release a discussion video... in late october? November? WHENEVER this baby get's released =)
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
First chapter here and a teaser here. (view spoiler)

Spoilers below

A quick recap: The Darkest Minds left off with Ruby erasing all memories of herself in Liam's brain. That is why I need this book NOW!

The endi
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
UPDATE: 99 cents Kindle US 5/19/19

This book surely ended on a cliffhanger!


But it was more of an in your face cliffhanger =)

Ruby has joined the Children's League and the others in the first book are out on their own. I should have re-read that one first but it's all good.

Some of the older characters do make their way back into this book. Along with some new ones that Ruby has met in the League. Vida, Jude, Nico and I liked Cate who was sort of their supervisor. I wasn't sure about Alban at fir
Me reading The Darkest Minds
[image error]
Me reading all the Liam scenes
[image error]
Me reaching the end of book 1
[image error]
Me patiently waiting for Book 2
[image error]


[image error]

NOTE: Please check out my review for The Darkest Minds and tell me what you think of the book!
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 Stars

After I finished reading Never Fade, I'm quite sure that if I read this trilogy back when I was 15-17 years old (well the books weren't out yet 10 years ago so it's impossible), it would've been included into my favorite shelves and received 5 stars from me, for both books so far. However, I'm 27 now and again I should state, Never Fade still doesn't provide anything new to the genre. I've seen everything here before in movies, video games and it's still the same teenage-survivor-dyst
“Sometimes you're the one speeding along in a panic, doing too much, not paying attention, wrecking things you don't mean to. And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can't dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you're made of.” 

This book is AMAZING!!!! I could not stop reading it and there were so many things happening so I was never bored. This is really one of the best books I’ve read. Everything was perfect and the plot was so so good and throughout this whole bo
In a word, disappointing.

I thought The Darkest Minds was awesome, I found the plot interesting and the supporting characters and their relationships with each other to be very well done. I had only 2 issues with that book -- the pacing and Ruby. Unfortunately, in this sequel, those 2 things still sucked and worse, the suckiness was actually magnified.

The thing is, I really liked how the first book ended. I didn’t like that it came about as a result of Ruby’s stupid decisions, and the cliffhanger
Abso-freaking-lutely amazing. Go figure why it took me 8 months to read this. I don't even know why. I'd loved the first book and I guess delay after delay, I forgot about it entirely. A grave mistake because this is a swoon-worthy sequel that had me hyperventilating from page one to page.

In case you're not familiar with the plot, then let me hook you up. Some years before, a disease that targets children spread. Some died but some didn't. Those who didn't die have powers. The government with th
Trina (Between Chapters)
DNFed at page 140.

I liked The Darkest Minds, but it's been about a year since I read it. I thought that I remembered how things ended, but I felt so lost getting into Never Fade. I couldn't connect to the new characters and didn't know why Ruby was... doing... whatever... she was doing?? See, I really don't know?

I have learned that I just do not mesh with Bracken's writing style. I think she has amazing premises but I always get lost in the descriptions. I've struggled through 3 of her books and
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)

Wow, you guys, just wow! Sometimes middle books have this thing called Second Book Syndrome – yeah, you know what I’m talking about – and you end up being totally disappointed. Such was NOT the case with this one! It was just as good as the first book. It blew me away!

As I mentioned in my review of the In Time novella, Alexandra’s prose is very engaging. She has a way with words! She’s also a pro at characterization. All of the characters felt so real. Actually, I kinda wish they were, so we co
Expected publication: October 2013

October. October. OCTOBER?!

So...far...away!! *cries* How can I deal with the pain of the cliffhanger for a FULL YEAR?!

Never Fade was mind blowing. I've stared at my phone for so long trying to work out how to describe my feelings on the plot and the characters. My conclusion is I can honestly not write my feelings. I just loved this book. It didn't suffer from second book syndrome. I loved the characters. This book made me gasp, cry, laugh, and get mad along with the characters. That's all I can say, I don't know why I'm incapable of writing reviews for the books in this series -- especially considering I usual ...more
I will not be a bad person and ruin Never Fade, because that's not fair to Alexandra Bracken and all the anticipation she built and is still building leading up to the release of Never Fade, and also not fair to the people who actually don't like spoilers. (I have to say, I'm such a curious person that I sometimes look for spoilers. I know, it's a bad habit.)But also, WARNING. If you are really a spoiler-phobe you should keep away from this review and this page in general because I do glancingly ...more
2 1/2 stars. Enjoyed this a bit more than the previous one.

Wow, surprisingly, this book wasn't some fucked up road trip!

I really enjoyed this one and imo it was a little better than the previous one. Many people said that the first one was the best in the series - which I hated - and the next two books are worse - I liked the second book better, so I have hope that the third book can work out for me. I will definitely be reading it after this horrible cliffhanger for an ending.

◇I definitely didn
3 No regret ★'s

I used to dream about turning back time, about reclaiming the things I’d lost and the person I used to be. But not anymore.

Buddy read with Nancy

Never Fade was certainly better than The Darkest Minds but it still fell a bit flat to me. The first half dragged on and on and really it was kinda boring, then it would go really fast at others. It did make up for it in the last half but damn that was a lot of pages to get through in order for it to hold my attention. But once it did I w
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I thought this book was even BETTER than the first... It was so, SO good. Can't wait to pick up the next novella and then In the Afterlight!
Full Review on YouTube:
This was a pretty average read for me.

I spent the majority of the time being super bored or wondering how any person could possible travel as much as these characters did. The entire book was traveling. Traveling here, traveling there, traveling everywhere. By the middle I was legit begging the book to give me something more.

Every once in a while they would stop their traveling and I'd get irrationally excited that stuff was going to actually happen now. BUT NO. Something or someone was doing s
Helen 2.0
I have to go back and change my rating for the Darkest Minds because Never Fade was a solid four stars, but definitely better than its predecessor.

So guess what? MORE ROADTRIPS!

I love the spontaneous, emotional, on-the-run roadtrips Ruby and Co take to go find people. Last book they were trying to find the Slip Kid; this time it's Ruby & Chubs with some new kids looking for Liam.


Indeed there were less glaring inconsistencies in the story and the dystopian world this time
Andreea Pop
3.75 STARS (if such a rating actually exists...)

“Sometimes you’re the one speeding along in a panic, doing too much, not paying attention, wrecking things you don’t mean to. And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can’t dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you’re made of.”

Okay, I need to ramble.

Do you ever feel that you're somehow forced to continue reading a book just because you fell head over heels in love with its prequel? Like you need to finish the sequel t
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was just so amazing, I WANT TO CRY!!!!!!!! I went through a roller-coaster of emotions. So much more questions and we got answers too!! I loved this so much it was an amazing sequel to The Darkest Minds!!!!!! I loved it even more and it was just so interesting. I couldn't help but cry at some parts because of all the feels. Why did I wait so long and why couldn't the book come faster? I was missing out on this trilogy and now I know why it's so good!

This is the second book in the Darkest
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Book Two of the Darkest Minds series
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 Le
Holy great God! This book was amazing! I am speechless but I will still attempt to write a review. Man that was awesome, oh my God.

Never Fade was an epic and wild ride from beginning to end. Almost everything that happened in this book I never came close to guessing. This was even better than the first book. I was on edge the whole time reading it. Parts would make me literally laugh out loud or go "what?!" or put my hand over my mouth in shock or raise my eyebrows as I read. Multiple times aft
The obsession grows. And grows and grows and grows.
I enjoyed this book so much. There's no existent rating scale that explains how much I did.

I'm in love with the characters, the ships, the writing, the story. Everything is mind-blowing.

After the events in The Darkest Minds and the damn ending, we get to read how Ruby is doing with the Children's League. Everything was going how she needed to until a man strikingly similar to Liam tells her he needs her help to look for something which one perso
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-n
Wow, this was another non-stop adventure for our gang of super-powered survivors of the deadly disease that killed off most kids in the US. Ruby has left Liam, Charles and Zu behind in order to keep them safe and is now working with an anti-government group. But with any group of people you meet in this book, who canyou really trust? Just like in the first book in the series, Ruby is still working to harness her power to control other's minds, but here she's struggling much more with the moral d ...more
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I finished this book at around 3 am and I thought sleeping would help me process the shit that went down. It did not help.

All in all this book deserves the whole night sky full of stars. So of course 5/5 stars without a shadow of a doubt.


Liam: oh sweet baby jesus I love this boy so freaking much he can call me darlin whenever he wants. I just want to cuddle up next to him and let him love me forever. UNLIKE RUBY WHO FREAKING TAKES HIS M
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book and series is just mind-blowing and truly amazing. Absolutely stunning. I recommend it to everyone!
See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads

Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.
"Oh, thank God. I saw you both on the ground and I thought you killed each other."

There are no words to explain this book. No words. Just screams of denial. Just cries of happiness. Just sobs of the reluctant realisation that the sequel to Never Fade is yet, another year away. I hate you too, time.

After the shocking cliff-hanger The Darkest Mi
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the first book! ;)
I can't believe I'm going to say this but I'm glad that I decided to read Never Fade. I liked it so much more than the prequel.

Maybe because I'm drunk.

The first half or so of Never Fade. I was bored. It was like déjà vu all over again. There are a few similarities in the story. It felt like I was re-reading The Darkest Minds. That was when I noticed that Alexandra Bracken kept using the words 'dark/ darkness' and 'mind' a lot. So I invented a game to keep me from getting bored out of my skull ..
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
  • The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)
  • False Sight (False Memory, #2)
  • Horde (Razorland, #3)
  • Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2)
  • Other Worlds
  • Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands, #2)
  • World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
  • Altered (Crewel World, #2)
  • The Unbound (The Archived, #2)
  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)
  • Corruption (Disruption, #2)
  • Hover (The Taking, #2)
  • Three (Article 5, #3)
  • Shadowlark (Skylark, #2)
  • Hereafter (Shadowlands, #2)
  • The Uprising (The Forsaken, #2)
See similar books…
Hi! I'm Alex and I write books. Please note that I don't respond to messages here on GoodReads. Please send me a note on twitter (@alexbracken) on on Tumblr ( xx A

Other books in the series

The Darkest Minds (4 books)
  • The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
  • In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)
  • The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds, #4)
“Oh, I'm sorry," Chubs said, 'apparently the middle of my sentence interrupted the beginning of yours. Do continue.” 904 likes
“Ghosts don't haunt people--their memories do.” 670 likes
More quotes…