Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Release in Review: Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStephano



Simon & Schuster


Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

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 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.

Why I Read This:

I enjoyed Wither, the first book in this series.

My Thoughts:

Being the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, I was eager to get my hands on Fever. Everything about the way Wither ended made me want to know more - more about the world, more about the characters, more about Rhine and Gabriel and Rowan (but I said characters already didn't I).

I was not dissappointed. Rhine enters a world that is just as dangerous and scary as her captor's and husband's household. Plus it was much more than that. Fever was thrilling and full of adventure. I found the writing easy and just wanted to stay in that world to see what would happen next.

There were so many memorable moments here. Between little girls, truck rides, hiding - everywhere, the fever, and the ending (again...ugh...why must I always wait to find out more!). There are so many things I want to tell you about. But I also don't want to spoil you.

So really, all you can do is go out and read it for yourself. It is so good. If you have read Wither you need to read this one too. A great follow up. 

My Rating:


I won this book in a giveaway. Based on ARC.

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