Fever

starsThis is the first book I ve read this year that grabbed me And I mean it grabbed me In fact it s the first book that s going right on my favs shelf You know I m picky and you know

4.5 starsThis is the first book I've read this year that grabbed me. And I mean it grabbed me. In fact, it's the first book that's going right on my "2012 favs" shelf. You know I'm picky and you know my bar is pretty high, but I LOVED this book. Lauren DeStefano stole my heart with her lyrical prose in Wither, but she took my breath away with Fever. But before I start gushing uncontrollably about how much I loved this book, I feel I need to talk about this cover for a minute. I'm gonna be honest here and say that when I first saw this cover, I didn't exactly like it. In fact, my exact words were, "It looks awful. And why does her hair look like that? She looked so much better on the first cover. She looks like she is strung out on drugs. Total fail on this one. Smh." *Sigh* I really should stop judging a book by its cover because unlike some books where the cover is completely misleading *cough*The Shadow Reader*cough*, Fever's is very accurate. Every detail you see on that cover has something to do with the plot from the drugged facial expression and body position, to the tarot cards, right down to the color of the dress. Yes, yes. Someone read this book before the photo shoot (or at least given notes) and it SHOWS. Good job. Please, someone give that person a Klondike bar. So, while I do still love Wither's cover better, I take back the negatives I said last July. Now that that's off my cheast, time for the review. Let gushing commence.Fever picks up exactly where Wither left off. Gabriel and Rhine have escaped the mansion and Housemaster Vaughn and are attempting to make their way to New York city (or what's left of it) to find Rhine's twin brother, Rowen. Obviously, that's sounds more easy that what it is because they live in a world where their youth coupled with the virus makes them a target for prostitution, weird scientific experiments, and forced servitude. If you think it couldn't get any more disturbing than Cecily’s pregnancy in Wither, you were wrong. Right from the beginning Rhine and Gabriel stumble across one of these horrors at a sick and twisted carnival where the only fun to be had is dependent upon how much the "John" is willing to pay for. However, they quickly learn escaping that deadly playground is not their only problem because Vaughn is after Rhine and he will stop at nothing to get her back.I'm not giving away any spoilers. So, if you clicked this review hoping for some details about what's going to happen next, guess what? Does Rhine find Rowen? Does Vaughn catch up to Rhine? What happened to Cecily? Why is it called "Fever"? All of those questions I can't answer. You'll just have to read the book. But I will tell you what I LOVED about this book.The plot:This is one of those books where you really can't predict what's going to happen next. That's mostly due to the fact that we didn't have a good idea of what the outside world was like in Wither. Well, in Fever you get a full blown dose of Rhine's reality. It is not pretty and it's grim. Rhine and Gabriel seem to go from one horrible thing to the next. I can't even decide which of them is worse. Scientific experiment or a drugged out prostitute? Which would you pick? I mean, jumping off a cliff would start to seem like the optimal choice. But somehow due to Rhine's determination and strength, they escape. Their journey to New York is not an easy one and it had me flipping through the pages needing to know what happened next. There is one part in the book that slows on you and at first I was wondering when it would pick back up, but when it did it just made me appreciate the down time. The plot twist hits you like a freight train. The characters (old and new):While staying at the Carnival of Horrors, or as I like call it "Cirque de Prostitute", we meet one of the best new characters in the series, Maddie. She is a brilliant child who is slightly malformed and a mute. Her characterization was genius and while it may seem like you should feel sorry for her handicaps, she doesn't need your pity. It's easy to say she was one of the reasons why I fell in love with this book. Maddie's mother, Lilac, a nineteen year old prostitute, also was a winner and her story breaks my heart. Rhine is just as strong as ever. She's goes throughout most of the novel worried if she made the right decision to leave the mansion behind. She's a bit unsure of herself. But unlike other indecisive heroines, Rhine's indecision is understandable. At the mansion she had food, water, and the option to live the remainder of her years relatively comfortably. She gave that all away to be free, but she learns that freedom only goes but so far in her world and she feels terrible for dragging Gabriel into it. Rhine is a very relatable character. Determined, caring, rebellious, and stubborn. I loved her in Wither and I loved her even more in Fever.Gabriel is one of those characters that, while I like him, I'm not sure how connected I felt to him. For the most part he relies on Rhine to navigate their cruel world and you can tell he really cares for her. However, I don't know how much I cared for him. Don't get me wrong. I don't want him to die or anything, but I think that is mostly for Rhine's sake not because I would miss him. I did appreciate his fierceness to protect Rhine in a world where it's impossible to make such promises. The prose:Beautiful. Once again DeStefano mesmerized me with her prose. I feel like I want to paste my favorite quotes in this review, but there are so many. Not only that, but I don't know if they would sound as good as they do when you read the book. Rhine's narration just flows together in this book like one huge poem. And I worry that if quote it, it won't do the passage justice. But I'm going to try anyway. :)"I should not have loved my daughter as I did. Not in this world in which nothing lives for long. You children are flies. You are roses. You multiply and die."Everything that happened before feels like a million years ago now. This is the freedom I craved throughout my marriage. To share a bed not because of a wedding ring or a one-sided promise that was made for me, but because of desire. Inexplicable yet undeniable. I have never craved closeness like this for anyone else.And my personal favorite out of the entire novel:He kissed back, all the pages spread out around us like riddles waiting to be solved. Let them wait. Let my genes unravel, my hinges come loose. If my fate rests in the hands of a madman, let death come and bring its worse. I'll take the ruined craters of laboratories, the dead trees, this city with ashes in the oxygen, if it means freedom. I'd sooner die here than live a hundred years with wires in my veins. Gah! I could live off of bread, water and pretty prose for the rest of my days. I just love it!The ending:Whew. WOW. Jeez, man. That last third? OMG, horribly perfect. It's one of those endings where all the shit is hitting the fan and everything's going straight to hell first class faster than you can say "in a hand basket" and you're wondering how this book is supposed to end, that Rhine can't possibly escape this one. It blew me away and left me hanging! THAT DARN CLIFFHANGER!!!Why, Lauren? Why did you do that to me? Between you and Cynthia Hand how am I supposed to survive until 2013?! Curses, curses, curses!Recommendation: If you loved Wither or even just liked it, you will most likely enjoy Fever. If you didn't like Wither at all, you may like Fever a little better. *shrugs* Up to you folks!Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author. Are these my honest opinions? Pfft...I can't believe you would even doubt me.More reviews and more at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.A viral Fever Author Lauren DeStefano go inside Book 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 oneRhine 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 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 to lose than ever.. Lauren DeStefano Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Fever book, this is one of the most wanted Lauren DeStefano author readers around the world. . Bestseller Books Fever nov. 2017: 3.5 stars. very druggy.march 2012, original review: 4 stars(view spoiler)[GUESS WHO TOTALLY LOVED THIS BOOK????? :DLet's play Guess What She's Thinking!Oh, God, I really have to take a shit."I probably should've slept on the twelve-hour flight here. I feel like I haven't slept in a millenium.Shit, my foot iches... I wonder if they'll notice if I scratch it.What the hell did they do to my hair? It feels like I have straw coming out of my head.I can't wait until I can take a shower . . . I feel like I just rolled around in glittery monkey vomit.Who forgot the Ex-Lax, goddammit?The fuck? A rocking horse? Am I on acid?Now, some Comments Favorites:If I could just fart, I'd feel better!"If I sit like this for long enough, will people mistake me for a model?Damn it! I knew those street-vendor tacos were a bad idea!Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains...And now, my personal favorite:Look, everyone! I'm Kristen Stewart!Remember, this is all fun and games.I used to hate this cover, but then I started to read the book and realized how much everything meant to it. The photographer and designer worked really well together to create a cover true to the book. So, even though I freaking hate the cover, I still appreciate it from a writer's point of view. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
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  1. Lauren DeStefano Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Fever book, this is one of the most wanted Lauren DeStefano author readers around the world.

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  1. nov 2017 3.5 stars very druggyrch 2012, original review 4 stars view spoiler GUESS WHO TOTALLY LOVED THIS BOOK DLet s play Guess What She s Thinking Oh, God, I really have to take a shit I probably should ve slept on the twelve hour flight here I feel like I haven t slept in a millenium.Shit, my foot iches I wonder if they ll notice if I scratch it.What the hell did they do to my hair It feels like I have straw coming out of my head.I can t wait until I can take a shower I feel like I just roll [...]


  2. You know, I think after talking to a couple of people about it, reading a couple of reviews, I can see better why someone would like these books I am not a girl who cares for The Wings of the Dove, so I cannot understand this particular preference, but I can observe that people have it I guess that there is something about vague wordiness that is attractive to some readers, and, you know, I can see how that is a thing Maybe it is like black licorice Like, it is objectively disgusting, but some p [...]


  3. 4.5 starsThis is the first book I ve read this year that grabbed me And I mean it grabbed me In fact, it s the first book that s going right on my 2012 favs shelf You know I m picky and you know my bar is pretty high, but I LOVED this book Lauren DeStefano stole my heart with her lyrical prose in Wither, but she took my breath away with Fever But before I start gushing uncontrollably about how much I loved this book, I feel I need to talk about this cover for a minute I m gonna be honest here an [...]



  4. Fever is Book 2 of the Chemical Garden TrilogyRhine and Gabriel have succeeded in escaping the mansion, and they are determined to find Rhine s brother, Rowan However, it s a very short time before they are in danger again as they fall into the grips of an evil brothel owner I really liked some of the secondary characters introduced in Fever I had a very soft spot for young Maddie We learn a lot about her and her story really tugged at my heart strings Lilac, Silas, Jared and Claire were also gr [...]


  5. About a year ago, I reviewed Fever, and it was pointed out to me how positive the review was compared to my rating you can still see on my blog, but which I m not going to link to, because, though I meant it at the time, this is one book where hindsight has really changed my opinion Since I don t believe in major edits to my blog reviews, I m going to change this one, because I really don t care.What I Liked The writing, sort of Lauren DeStefano has a very interesting, unique style that, while n [...]


  6. Not good at all Oh, wait No one likes it when I leave a single sentence review Breathless fangirls and guys are even now lurking in the darkness of the internet, waiting to leap out with their all caps denunciations HOW CAN U SAY THAT WITH NO REASON U JUST DONT GET IT ITS TO DEEP FOR YOU I m sorry I m sure some of them can spell I m a little bitter from my last bad experience, with other fan fave Name of the Wind But there s no need to be rude, and I m sorry for casting aspersions upon DeStefano [...]


  7. Liebes Fever,was war denn das Deine gro e Schwester Wither und ich hatten so eine gute Zeit zusammen und jetzt kommst du daher und machst alles kaputt.Ich bin wirklich entt uscht Ich habe so viel mehr von dir erwartet, stattdessen f hlst du dich an wie ein L ckenf ller.Es ging ja ganz gut los Karnevalszenerien gewinnen mich immer schnell f r sich, sogar diese sehr rotlichtstichige Ein Riesenrad, ein Karussell, farbenpr chtige Zelte, eine verschrobene Karnevalsk nigin und s lich bet render Rausch [...]


  8. Things will get worse before they get better A little agony before the fever will break.Fever, the second installment to The Chemical Garden Trilogy, picks up immediately where Wither left off As Rhine and Gabriel escape Linden s mansion in search of their freedom and Rhine s twin brother, they find themselves captured by Madame Soleski and forced to become a perverse display for profit The story unfolds into a brutal yet subtly romantic dystopic nightmare where no matter how harsh and morbid i [...]


  9. An improvement over Wither Fever starts exactly where we left off in the midst of the excitement from having escaped The issue I had with Wither lacking energy, where I had a feeling of restlessness being with those girls in their big mansion unmoving, is not the case any In Fever, we re out in the real world Things are moving fast and the anxiety is heightened As a lover of fast paced dystopians, I found myself much preferring this second installment.We re following Rhine and Gabriel on the run [...]


  10. Gritty sequel failed to keep my attention like WITHER didFever takes readers into an even darker world than did Lauren DeStefano s debut novel, Wither Having escaped the confines of the mansion, Rhine and Gabriel make the run to freedom only to find that the outside world may offer even less of it As they struggle to make their way to Manhattan in search of safety and Rhine s twin brother, the two find that the world is populated by those both cruel and kind and that everyone is looking for a wa [...]


  11. Nothing was happening I feel like Fever was an overlong game of hide and seek, and I didn t even like the players all that much As usual, the positive lay in how it s written And like the first, the negatives lay in the shock value If the first had me reeling from the child bride aspect This one had me reeling back from a number of things Prostitution Check.Drugs Men turned monsters Experiments Check, check, and check.OK I liked it and I didn t like it The hiding and seeking went on forever with [...]


  12. 341 pages of boredom.I am so disappointed with this book The plot is completely dull boring I don t see any world building and the characters just escaped, run, getting caught in the circus, find Rhine s brother etc Nothing exciting happens and it didn t answered anything of what s the problem in their society Na da Not even single CLUE how to cure this virus I tried to be patient but it s exhausting I don t feel the dystopia vibe any I seemed not to care any with the society or any of the chara [...]


  13. FEVER by Lauren Destefano was a much anticipated novel for me because I enjoyed reading it s predecessor, WITHER and was very intrigued on how this new storyline would play out Although I anticipated a few plot points, on a whole it was not what I expected.Upon returning to the bleak world that Rhine and Gabriel inhabit we find them on the run, fleeing a madman that is hell bent on cruel experimentation Unfortunately they do not enjoy their freedom for long before they are held prisoners in a di [...]




  14. I really loved Wither Fever, though, was a massive disappointment.This book was all over the place I couldn t believe it at all So much of it is dreams and nostalgia for other times and places and people so much of it internal, wistful monologuing that I found myself completely detached from the here and now, which, given that it s written in first person immediate, is no mean feat The structure is uneven nothing really seems to happen for the first hundred pages, then the vast bulk of the book [...]


  15. HOLY WOW People say that it s hard to write reviews for books you don t like, but I honestly think it s harder to write them for books you absolutely LOVE Wither was one of my favourite reads of all time and Fever is just as breathtaking, if not Lauren DeStefano has some of the most beautiful prose I ve ever read She hooks you in from the very beginning and traps you in a dark dystopian world unlike any other And you wouldn t think so, but the GORGEOUS cover actually has a lot to do with the st [...]




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  17. First off, let me just say I loved Wither, but after reading it I really didn t feel like it needed another book It could have been a standalone But, Destafano s writing is was so good in 1 and the cover for this one was so appealing I thought, what the heck, I ll give it a go.dis ap point ment 1 to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of His gross ingratitude disappointed us 2 to defeat the fulfillment of hopes, plans, etc thwart frustrateSo, I still feel like Whither could have been a st [...]




  18. This book was a mess What was it even about Full review is also on my blog.What the HAIL This book was a total disaster I think the only reason I finished it was because I so confused I didn t know to stop reading The different sections were disconnected There was almost zero world building, and it made no sense I read the first book Wither last summer when I wasn t blogging and I gave it 4 stars I know that I am much less critical of books when I m not thinking about what I m going to write abo [...]



  19. When I read Wither, I fell in love with the plot, the world, and the characters I wanted so much , I couldn t wait to get my hands on the second book But now that I ve actually read Fever, I m a bit disappointed.It felt like Lauren DeStefano was just throwing a whole new cast of characters at the reader without really bothering to give us enough time or information to truly care about them It was hard to feel any emotion for a character that still feels like a stranger to me Now these faceless m [...]


  20. Better than Wither, but still not really all that great.I can see why some people ahem, fake cough, teenage girls are really going crazy over this series And maybe, even a few years ago when I was really into YA, I might have enjoyed it too, but sadly, it just isn t really doing it for me any.Ok, you idiot, if you hate it that bad, why do you keep reading the books in this series There is something about DeStefano s writing that is compelling and a bit dark that keeps me wondering what she is go [...]


  21. spoilers My roommate summed this book up in a single sentence It s like one long acid trip I liked the first book enough to pre order this one When I got it in the mail a few days ago, I excitedly opened it up and took a good look at the cover She looks like she s on drugs, I thought to myself Whereas the cover of Wither was beautiful, I really didn t like this one I didn t want to do the whole book cover judging thing, so I slipped off the dust jacket revealing the neon pink underneath and bega [...]


  22. Hello my beautiful family It s Foxyreading Foxyfangirling on twitter with my full review of Fever Trust is the strongest weapon This book was something only about 300 pages and so much happens I think in this sequel the balance between action and description is perfect, much better than in the first book I am completely blown away by this book I did not expect the story to develop this way I did see some things coming, but it was really unpredictable, how the rest of the story would evolve espec [...]


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