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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken was one of the best books of December, and now we have the title of second book in the series to share with you. The Darkest Minds book two is called…

Never Fade


Here is a quote from Alexandra Bracken explaining the title and how it fits in with the title of book one.

When my editor, agent, and I were kicking around potential titles, we were looking for something to capture the feeling of resistance that underscores the story. I love that NEVER FADE is a powerful, assertive statement in and of itself, but I was also really attracted to the way its meaning changed when we tested it out next to THE DARKEST MINDS. Saying them aloud, together, to see if they ‘fit’ left us with another striking phrase that somehow also fit with the book’s core themes: The darkest minds never fade. It was a strange coincidence, but we all loved it and my editor suggested continuing to add onto the statement with book three’s title. It felt fresh and fun to go at the naming process that way, rather than follow a specific pattern. Plus, I think it’ll be really cool for readers to see the meaning of the sentence change again and build to reflect the story’s big finale – and to guess at how that full sentence might hint at what’s in store for Ruby and her friends!

What do you think the title of book three will be? There are so many ways to complete that sentence, but which one would make the best title for a book? Tell us your guesses in the comments for a chance to win a signed copy of The Darkest Minds.

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  • Sonam Patel

    I really enjoy the combination of The Darkest Minds Never Fade!

  • Sarah W.


    • Sarah W.

      Oops. Forgot to add that I think this could be the title for book three, making it be “The Darkest Minds Never Fade Away”.

    • Jen_Lamoureux

      I am hoping this is case considering the ending of Book 1 there are certain people whose minds I don’t want to fade if you know what I mean lol!!

  • Jeni

    Awesome title for book two. Can’t wait to read it!

  • cosnmom

    The Darkest Minds is one of my favorite books of all time. The last time I felt like that after reading a book was with The Knife of Never Letting Go. Completely devastated. I can’t wait for book 2 and I think the idea with the titles continuing along is brilliant.

  • http://twitter.com/PatronusEcho105 PatronusEcho105

    Is this for US residents or can anyone, in any country, enter to win?

    • Jen_Lamoureux

      Anyone can enter!

  • Ashley Tucker

    Loved The Darkest Minds! Can’t wait to read more in the series!

  • http://twitter.com/leanansidhe220 Katy

    Hmm, I think that including the title of book three it would become something like “The darkest minds never fade completely” or “The darkest minds never fade from memory.

  • Emily R

    I’ve been hoping for a chance to read The Darkest Minds- look so good!

  • Leigh Smith

    Dying to read The Darkest minds. People won’t stop talking about it! Love the continuation fo the title. Very cool.

  • Rachel007

    I haven’t read THE DARKEST MINDS yet but I loooved Alex’s first book (fantasy) and am interested in seeing her take on dystopian. :)

  • The Bumble Girl

    I really need to read The Darkest Minds as soon as possible! I actually got yelled at today for not having done so already! Great book 2 title :)

  • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

    That is so clever! I wouldn’t even know what to name the 3rd book. (I’m only half way through book 1) I’d like it be something hopeful.

  • http://twitter.com/Scribbler01 Brittanie Ouellette

    I’m so excited!

  • Cristina

    Is an amazing title that captivates any reader*

  • Alice

    Whoop! Went to my book store yesterday to buy this but they didn’t have it. :( Would love a signed copy! O__o

  • Readsalot81

    Darkest Minds looks like a fantastic read! :) I can’t wait to check it out! Hmmm.. What about about “Out” as the 3rd title? I dunno! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/lchardesty Larissa Hardesty

    Ooh! I don’t know what the last title could be. My mind is wanting to add a “but” to the sentence, but not knowing the story, I can’t say what that but would be… Or maybe a “when.” LOL. It’s a great title, though!

  • Guest

    I’ve never read The Darkest Minds, but I’ve heard it is awsome… Really looking forward to read it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiku.pires Xiku Pires

    I’ve never read The Darkest Minds, but I’ve heard it is awsome… Really looking forward to read it!

  • Danielle Nguyen

    Hmm I’m going to guess it will be “Darkest Minds Never Fade Into the _______”. I’m not sure what goes in the blank though. Something that has to do with light/dark I think.

    • Jen_Lamoureux

      THIS I LOVE!!! Into the______ works as a title too. I was having trouble figuring out what to put there that could make a title

  • http://twitter.com/ReaderAdventure Mariah

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade Into Oblivion.

  • Britt

    I so can’t wait for Never Fade! The Darkest Minds was amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/travelswithmary Mary Catherine

    This is a great dystopian novel– I think it’s going to give the Hunger Games franchise a run for it’s money!!

  • Inneke

    I really want to read this book but I can’t find this book in bookstores here in Indonesia :”(

    Anyway I like the idea that the title qill make a sentence, it’s really amusing :)

  • Ellie Moreton

    ooooh. Interesting Title! I hope it means what I want it to mean and certain memories never fade!!!

  • Elske

    I have no idea what the last part of the sentence can be, but the idea is awesome! I love the title now even more :)

  • Annie

    YES! a new book to read, this book sounds good!

  • http://twitter.com/HungerSlytherin HungerSlytherin

    This book looks so Cool I would love to read it.

  • http://twitter.com/LaurenTHCW TheHouseworkCanWait

    Ohhhh SO many possibilities. I’m going to go with Into the Night. Because that sounds like it would fit the theme of the series and the sentence. LOVED TDM and can’t wait for Never Fade!

  • Echoreyn

    I adore titles that have layered meanings when combined like this! I’ll definitely have to check out this series.

  • http://twitter.com/tamara216 tamara216

    Love the title! I loved book one and I can’t wait to read this one :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiona.fixit Fiona Fixit

    Just finished The Darkest Minds. Loved it and like the new title. How about The Darkest Minds Never Fade Hopes Brigade

  • Alicia

    Aaahhh! SO excited for this! I’m thinking the last book will be called Away. So the sentence would be the darkest minds never fade away.

  • Ashlee Schleicher

    I loved this book and am so excited for the second. I love the previous commentator’s suggestion of ‘The Darkest Minds Never Fade Into The Night.’

  • ladybirds

    Never heard them before but love to read them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gilad.winogron Gilad Winogron

    The darkest minds never fade without a fight

  • SpiritWitch120

    God, I love that. If I had to choose, I guess I would call the last book “In All Entirety” = The Darkest Minds … Never Fade … In All Entirety.

    Firstly because it somewhat suggests the end of something i.e the trilogy and also sums up the trilogy so that it is now in all it’s entirety. It kinda also works with the whole sentence thing but I can’t be sure and serves well as a title on it’s own.

    Maybe it’s just me but that’s what I’d choose. HOPEFULLY I WIN. :D

  • Baylor

    That is such a cool way to name a book series. I have no idea what the third could be but I would guess The Darkest Minds Never Fade Into Light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christina.m.prince.7 Christina Marie Prince

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade.. From Sight?

    • Kensey Ketron

      the darkest minds never fade from the world

  • Rachel :D

    I think it’s be like The Darkest Minds Never Fade Forever or something like that

  • Alaina

    The darkest minds never fade, [they] burn brightly.

  • Guest

    I really liked someone else’s: The darkest minds never fade without a fight! So excited for book two, loved book one!

  • *Kimberly*

    So excited for book two, loved book one! I really liked someone’s suggestion: The darkest minds never fade without a fight!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilycm.17 Emily Mohan

    I think it’s really amazing how both book namefit together. :D

  • Julia K.

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade Without a Memory


    • Inneke

      I like this one :)

  • Jessie Hall

    I love the title – it makes me think of Ruby’s actions at the end of book one! Maybe the outcome with Liam will be different than I expected. I’m very curious about what the third one will end up being called!

  • Meghan Olbrys

    I love the title themes! Dying to get my hands on Never Fade now!

  • Diana Evans

    The Darkest Minds is on my TBR list. The second title sounds awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julia.adams.7739 Julia Adams

    I had the idea of titles that all fit together to form one sentence or phrase a few years ago, and have never been able to get it out of my mind. I love that it’s being used for this series. I can’t wait to read Never Fade. I wonder what other series have used this to tie the titles together…

  • Michelle Luly

    Into the gray would work! The darkest minds never fade into the gray or into the darkness into the darkness would be cool! I think I’ll go with into the darkness!

  • AshleyX19

    Oooh I like it! It’s very unique and I love how it goes with the first books title! I need the second book now! I can’t wait for Never Fade(literally)!

  • Maya Rich

    I haven’t read The Darkest Minds, but will be checking it out now!

  • http://twitter.com/emstank Emily Joi Hick

    I just finished the book and absolutely LOVED it! Would be amazing to win a copy :)

  • Sarah

    I like the idea of combining the names. It’s very original (or at least I haven’t heard of any books that have done it) and very exciting to find out what the last book title will be.

  • http://twitter.com/JessSing288 Jessica

    I love this book! Can wait for the next one!!

  • Holly

    I really enjoyed it! Excited for book two!

  • bethanny23

    I’ve been dying to read ‘The Darkest Minds’ it would be so awesome to win a copy :)

  • Natasha W

    The darkest mind was awesome. Cant wait for Never FAde!! :)

  • Jennifer f

    Love this!! Now I’m interested to see what the third title will be!

  • Isabel

    i so can’t wait!

  • Hafsah

    Love the title! I still haven’t read TDM so thanks for the chance to win!

  • http://twitter.com/chelleyreads Michelle Santiago

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade In the End.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ikao.chan Ikao Chan

    I like the title! I like the idea about a sentence fot trilogy titles :D

  • Lauren

    So excited :D!

  • Liz Vallish

    I think the third book will be called Mind Trust.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bek.pfeffer Bek Pfeffer

    AHHHHHH The darkest minds was such an amazing book!!!! the ending made me cry and i absolutely can’t wait until never fade comes out

  • kaitlin labrie

    seriously loved this first book… cant wait for the next

  • Yael

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade From the Depths of the Heart

  • Aimee

    The darkest minds never fade, ever. Haha.

  • camila naranjo

    sounds cool i like the second title :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.lee.1460 Caroline Lee

    The Darkest Minds
    Never Fade
    Without A Fight / In the Dark / From Memory ?
    haha idk

  • http://twitter.com/clariclaudia13 Claudia Guinansaca


  • Laura H.

    I’m so excited for the sequel! I love all the characters to pieces (especially Liam!) and it’s torture for me to wait until the sequel is released!!! Please reveal the book cover soon!!!! I need to continue my fav book!

  • Laura Harman

    I’m so excited for the cover reveal! Is it soon?? I can’t wait! :D

  • Kelly M

    Hmmm it’s a hard one! I’m gonna to say book 3 will be called.. Without Reason.

  • Jennifer S

    Without a Trace could be a cool title

  • grant Q.

    “the darkest minds”"never fade”"never die”

  • Gracie

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade until Light Comes

  • Sydney

    the darkest minds never fade from sight } forever } from the heart } without a trace } into the deep } through death and beyond/through death and more

  • Caroline S

    The Darkest Minds Never Fade When lightening Strikes
    The Darkest Minds Never Fade To Black
    The Darkest Minds Never Fade From Memory (or from memories)
    The Darkest Minds Never Fade From Life
    The Darkest Minds Never Fade When the thunder rolls(or booms)
    The Darkest MInds Never Fade When all caves in

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