Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Fever (#2 of the Chemical Garden Trilogy)

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Release Date: February 21st, 2012

Read: December 8th, 2011 (ARC read)

Pages: 368


Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago – surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous – and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion…by any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price – now that she has more to lose than ever.

What I thought:

When I read the first book Wither, I admit that I wasn’t totally comfortable with the whole marriage at a young age and having babies. I’m still getting into Dystopian novels, but I still loved reading this.

Now reading this one, it gets even better. This time you get to follow Rhine and Gabriel into the mess of a world, as she tries to find her way home and see her brother again. As they travel, they meet different people, some who try to help them, and some who would betray them the first chance they get. The places they visit definitely fit the vision of what you think her world outside would be, chaotic and ruined.

I think book was well written, I couldn’t stop reading it! Without spoiling it for anyone, I definitely suggest that people read this book. I don’t know if much is going to change from the final release version of the book, but it was definitely a very good ending, with a cliff-hanger of course. I can’t wait for the next installment!


5 comments on “Fever by Lauren DeStefano

  1. Glad to hear you liked Fever even better than Wither. I hope Linden appears in this book too. Maybe I’ll warm up to Gabriel more in Fever though. It’s a good sign that you couldn’t stop reading it! Thanks for the early review 🙂

  2. Pingback: BOOK REVIEW: Fever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #2), by Lauren DeStefano «

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