Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fever by Lauren Destefano

Synopsis (from goodreads.com):
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.
Jillian’s Review:
I didn't like this as much as the first one (Wither). The first few chapters were really gross—all about them being stuck in the red-light-district—and I'm not happy to think there are teenagers out there reading that nastiness. But it got better as it went along, and it was nice to have more time spend with Rhine (still hate her name) and – together, even if they’re running the majority of the time.
I found it strange how much time was spent inside Rhine's "fevered" brain when only half of it made sense so the reader isn’t quite sure what’s real and what’s not. DeStefano could have condensed it into one chapter and moved on with the story and it wouldn’t have hurt the novel at all.
Even though there was no resolution, it still had an interesting ending and I'm for sure reading the third, and I believe the final one in this series (Untitled, release date: April 1,2013).

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