Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Lauren DeStefano
341 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

This review contains spoilers for Wither.

Fever stars up immediately where Wither left off - Rhine and Gabriel are on the run after fleeing the mansion and Linden's overbearing and torturing father.  Determined to get back to Rhine's home in Manhattan, they end up in a couple different places.  The first will test both their abilities to think straight and move on, while the second will provide them with something they need.

I was drawn into Fever right away and it was a fast read for me.  The plot moved at a steady clip and never left me bored, yet it did not feel rushed, either.  I was glad to see Rhine's character from the first novel remained consistent in the second and we were able to see more of Gabriel's personality.

But, the ending of this book drove me nuts a little bit.  Obviously I'm not going to give it away, but when you see it coming you'll think, "Really?"  Yes, that's really how this book ends.  It makes me think I know exactly how book three is going to go.  I couldn't decide whether or not to give this book a three or four star rating.  I'm giving it four, but reflecting back this was another sequel that felt more like a bridge between book one and three.

Four stars, though!  If you read and loved Wither, you're going to enjoy Fever as well.  I know I'm looking forward to the next novel, where I do indeed think there will be a plethora of new information.  And if you haven't read Wither, get on it!  It was one of my favorite books of 2011.

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