Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
Details: Hardcover, 341 pages
Published: February 21st 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Source: I bought it.
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My Rating: 4 stars
Summary: 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 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.
Review: I enjoyed Fever so much more than Wither. I put off reading it for so long because I only liked the first book (three stars). I really liked this one. However, I didn’t love it and I’m not sure why. I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about it. I can’t wait for the next book. I really need to pick it up. I hope it’s just as good as Fever.