Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 5- Wonderful
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.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel to Wither; Fever and when I finally did, I was able to instantly immerse myself in the addictive world that Lauren DeStefano has created, with her poetic and flowing writing style.
After Wither, I had instantly become one of Lauren’s biggest fans, mainly because her writing is so wonderful and artistic and what’s even better is the fact that the books in The Chemical Garden Trilogy have such amazing covers and they really—to me, convey what Lauren’s writing is like—beautiful, elegant and oh so very intriguing.
I waited so long for this title and I was extremely happy when I held it in my hands for the first time as I wanted to see what the next cover would actually look like and have it stand next to my copy of Wither. These books are beautiful, both inside and out. Lauren DeStefabo’s writing style never fails to do more than amaze me. I am not able to explain her writing very clearly as I do believe that it is a style that I fell head over heels for; I guess I would describe it as poetic and brilliant, raw and wondrous.
At first, I was annoyed at the fact that Rhine and Gabriel kept moving from place to place, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me. After escaping the mansion in the first book, they needed to get away. As they travel, they meet a whole new cast of characters that is very intriguing; my favourite character in this book, has to be—undoubtedly, Madame!
This book was wonderful and made me only want more from one of my favourite authors; Lauren DeStefano. I ask that you all read these books, and if you have then please leave a link to your review!
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