Fever by Lauren DeStefano Review

Beautiful and haunting, Lauren DeStefano is a wonderfully creative writer and I can’t wait to read the last installment in this wonderful trilogy!

Author:
Lauren DeStefano

Publication Date:
February 21, 2012

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Format:
Hardcover, 352 pages

Price:
CAD $19.99

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Description

The second book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy reveals a world as captivating-and as dangerous-as the one Rhine left behind in Wither.

Rhine and Gabriel may have escaped the beautiful prison of Wither’s mansion, but they are far from escaping danger. First they’re chased for stealing a getaway boat, and then the fleeing pair ends up in the eerie den of Madame, an old woman who collects girls and sells them to the highest bidders. Worst of all, Vaughn, Rhine’s sinister father-in-law, seems to be on her trail every step of the way. Rhine remains determined to get to her brother in Manhattan-but the road they are on is long and perilous.

Now that Rhine has finally regained her freedom, what lengths will she need to go to in order to keep it?

About The Author

Lauren DeStefano earned her BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. She is also the author of Wither. Visit her at laurendestefano.com.


Review

A copy was provided by Simon and Schuster Canada for review! Thank you!

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, away from the confining clutches of her father-in-law Vaughn. Trying to find some shelter for the night they stumble across the carnival setting of Madam where she gathers girls from the street and sells them to her clients for money.

To escape one prison and to get stuck in another really irked me! Poor Rhine and Gabriel, could they ever just be free from the evils that lurk in her world? I enjoyed Fever much more than Wither just because they were out in the real world, and I liked how Lauren set the desolate environment where kindness is scarce and people will do anything to survive.

Rhine is such a strong character still and I love how determined she is to find her twin brother and to find freedom. There is very little romance which I like since Rhine’s driving force isn’t to fall in love or be rescued by Gabriel. It’s for her to finally be with the only family she has left whom she misses dearly. When Rhine was in her weakened and fevered state I loved how she cherished her memories before all the pain and suffering came.

Beautiful and haunting, Lauren DeStefano is a wonderfully creative writer and I can’t wait to read the last installment in this wonderful trilogy!


Rating 4/5


Quotes

“Freedom is the only price to pay for anything in this place.”—Rhine (320)


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