Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Pages: 341
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: February 16, 2012

Summary: (Goodreads

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.

* A copy was provided by Simon & Schuster Canada for review * 


Once again Lauren DeStefano has pulled me into this world with Rhine and her goal of getting back to New York to find her brother, Rowan. Fever was really good! I loved the writing of how the plot really developed right away. The journey of leaving Linden's mansion and then traveling with Gabriel to a new part of the world where he has not been as well it was heart-lawbreaking.  It was way better than Wither because of the plot and how intense it was, and left me wanting more!!

It starts off right after Rhine and Gabriel left the mansion, where we meet a whole new bunch of characters! This lady is in my opinion crazy (the leader of the "circus") and she holds Rhine and Gabriel hostage. She uses Rhine as entertainment and also to show off all her girls. In these scenes I saw the relationship grow between Rhine and Gabriel which I loved because I love him! We get to see things about these characters that we never saw in Wither. The adventure and the new developments were great! It was a steady paced story that I was turning the pages like crazy to know what will happen next!!

The ending was like OMG another cliffhanger!! Lauren DeStefano is good with cliffhangers but this one was beyond good because the anticipation and the plot is growing, it has just begun and I am looking forward to book 3. Her writing was very well done and her style is beautiful! The characters were amazing as always and the story still sucked me in. Rhine is a brave heroine! If you loved Wither, be sure to pick this one up right away! 



  1. Love the review Amanda! I really enjoyed this one (a lot more than Wither). It was so much more dark and I liked Rhine a lot more in this one. Can't wait to see what happens next!

  2. Great review Amanda I really liked this one - more than Wither for sure. And yes that ending was great I can't wait for the 3rd!!

  3. Ahhh another cliffhanger?! I don't know how many more of those my poor heart can handle! :) Eeee though, I'm so excited to read this one. I just got it out from the library and it is totally calling to me after reading your review. I can't wait to learn more about Gabriel and I'm veeeery curious to meet the leader of the circus. Great review! <3


  4. I'm really curious about this book. From mansion to circus?! Sounds interesting. I'm glad you liked it, I'm hearing a lot of people say it's better than Wither. Plus more of Rhine and Gabriel can never be a bad thing. :) Thanks for the review :)

  5. Thanks for the review— it's a great review of a great book! (: I linked to your review in my review of Fever here:

    Thanks again! (:

  6. I had been waiting for this book to come out. I enjoyed Wither, even more so the second time I read it. I was curious to see what would happen to Rhine. I expected Fever to be good, but this was better than I had even hoped for.


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