Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)

Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)Title: Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Rating: 4.5/5
SummaryRhine 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 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.

My Thoughts: To make this review as simple as possible, Fever was better than Whither. A LOT BETTER. Like OMG-I-WISH-I-COULD-WRITE-LIKE-THAT! better.  
Fever began exactly where Whither finished off. We follow the journey of Rhine and Gabriel on the quest of their lives. However, on the way Rhine and Gabriel are trapped at Madame Soleski's carnival of amour. 
Madame Soleski's is pretty much a pimp. She has boys and girls that she prostitutes out, and now she wants Rhine to work for her. In order to save their lives, Rhine complies, creating a "lovebird"show with  Gabriel, where creeps can watch them. Eww. Insert Lilac: a child prostitute who has a malformed daughter named Maddie. Rhine decides that they need to escape and find her brother Rowan. And then the story continues.
Oh Lauren DeStefano why do you hurt us like that?!  A perfect cliffhanger. Other then that, the book was great. I liked all the detail that went into the descriptions of everything. I liked how secrets came to the surface. I do hope we hear more about Maddie and Lilac.  Can't wait for the last book!

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