Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fever by Lauren DeStefano


[Fever is the sequel to Wither, so it is suggested that you read Wither before reading this review so nothing is spoiled for you!]


"But there's no such thing as free. There are only different and more horrible ways to be enslaved."

 
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.







 


I adored Wither, so I was super excited when I won a copy of Fever from the lovely Alice Marvels. I actually can't believe I took as long as I did before I read it.



I don't know how much time I spent raving about DeStefano's writing in my review of Wither, but it's safe to say it wasn't nearly enough. I could quote any sentence in the book as an example of her style; that's how pretty it all is.

One thing I loved was that, even though it has been a few months since I read Wither, and my memories of how the world in it worked were a little fuzzy, I had no trouble at all picking up Fever and reading through it. That's a big plus to me, because I read a lot of series, and when you're reading a book, it saves a whole lotta time if you don't have to read every book that came before it just to keep up with the new one.

I have to say again how much I love every character Lauren DeStefano creates. In this book, especially, I loved Maddie and Lilac and Simon, and I'm still a big fan of Rhine and her sister wives. It was definitely nice that there was more Gabriel in this book, so he was fleshed a little more.

Lastly, I love how action-packed this book is. I never knew what was coming up next in Rhine and Gabriel's journey, but I loved how you got to explore all these parts of the world DeStefano created.


I really don't have any complaints for this one; I give it five big hearts of approval! 

If you enjoyed Wither, chances are Fever will be a win with you, too. Don't miss this sequel—it continues a captivating trilogy, and I'll be thinking about this one until the last book comes out next year.

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16 comments:

  1. Yay for Fever! Great review, and thanks for the mention! :)

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  2. Hi!
    I just wanted to let you know that I awarded you with the Liebster award on my blog! :)
    -Kristy
    http://alittleshelfofheaven.blogspot.ca/2012/03/tgif-liebster.html

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! It means a lot. (:

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  3. Great review! I really need to read this series!!
    +New follower :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. I completely recommend it! (: Going check out your blog. (:

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  4. Hello, you commented on my book blog page. I'm following you now :)

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    1. Thanks for following me! I'm following your blog now. (:

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  5. This book has been sitting on my shelf for a LONG LONG time, I will definitely read it soon! Great review and thanks for the comment on our blog.

    Nancy
    Tumbling Books

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    1. I hope you take the time to read it; it was definitely worth it for me! Thanks for commenting and following my blog! (:

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  6. I have this book on my to read list and I think it's calling my name! :)
    I also just wanted to let you know that I gave your blog an award! Come and check it out!

    Happy Reading,
    Emily
    http://hookedinabook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely make time for it; this one is so worth it!

      Thank you so much! I'll definitely check it out! (:

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  7. Great review of Fever! I just about DIED over the end of this book. I'm so stoked for the last book in the trilogy! P.S. As a fellow YA blogger, I LOVE your review/rating system :)

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    1. Yay, it's great to find someone else who is as in love with this book as I am!

      Oh, and thank you! I read book blogs for a while before I started mine, so I got to see a lot of different ways to do it, so I knew from when I started how I wanted my own blog to be. I love that everyone can do the same thing in their own particular way and we all come out with great results. (:

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  8. I've heard really good things about this series. I'd like to read it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I followed you back!

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    1. You should definitely read it—I completely recommend it.

      Thanks for following me! (:

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