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Preview — Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
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...more
Let'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, go...more
This 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...more
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 Goodreads experience, with other fan fave 'Name of the Wind'. But there's no need to be rude, and I'm sorry for casting asper...more
What I Liked:
The writing, sort of. Lauren DeStefano has a very interesting, unique style that, whil...more
was war denn das? Deine große Schwester Wither und ich hatten so eine gute Zeit zusammen und jetzt kommst du daher und machst alles kaputt.
Ich bin wirklich enttäuscht. Ich habe so viel mehr von dir erwartet, stattdessen fühlst du dich an wie ein Lückenfüller.
Es ging ja ganz gut los. Karnevalszenerien gewinnen mich immer schnell für sich, sogar diese sehr rotlichtstichige. Ein Riesenrad, ein Karussell, farbenprächtige Zelte, eine verschrobene Karnevalskönigin und süßlich-betörender R...more
Things will get worse before they get better. A little more 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 m...more
We're following Rhine and Gabriel...more
Gritty sequel failed to keep my attention like WITHER did
Fever 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...more
Men turned monsters?
Check, check, and check.
OK. I liked it and I didn’t like it. The hiding and seeking went on fo...more
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...more
OMG I thought that Wither's cover is good, but this one is AMAZING!
And I cannot believe they expect me to wait until 2012. ?! I have always claimed I am a patient person, but this long waiting will test even me.. Come on ! This is just too much time! How about 16 September 2011?! It is my b-day, so it is the perfect day to publish the book!
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 wit...more
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; frustrate
So, I still feel like Whither could h...more
The beginning of Fever immediately follows the ending of Wither. Now with her much cherished freedom, Rhine runs away with Gabriel in order to find her brother, Rowan. On the way she encounters dreadful enemies she did not dare to expect, including the crazed leader of a creepy circus, and a force from her past she had once purged herself from.
I liked Lauren DeStefano's second installment in the Chemical Garden trilogy. Similar to other sequels in certain trilogies, DeStefano slowed th...more
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 underne...more
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 anymore.
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 wha...more
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...more
I know it doesn't matter what this review says because anyone who read Whither is going to read Fever. Honestly I read the book in pretty much a day. It pulls you in but I felt like there wasn't anything to the story. She was literally drugged for 90% of the book. It was constant hallucinations in long verbose descriptions. Barely anything REALLY happened. The mo...more
When it comes down ta it, what tha fuck was tha point of dis book?
What chizzled, biatch? How tha fuck did tha charactas pimp, biatch? Did our crazy-ass asses learn anythang significant via ghetto-building, biatch? I kept readin n' readin but not a god damn thang straight-up happened. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! Rhine n' Gabriel carr...more
My mood on this book keeps on shifting the entire time I was reading it. From being disturbed and unnerved to fascinated and amused then frustrated and confused. And like most second books, this went more like a filler book for the series. The writing was really great though. The prose were really beautiful and captivating. But overall, it was still an enjoyable and intriguing read. The ending totally left me curious and craving for the next book.
This series certainly has almost all t...more
Fever starts off just where Wither left us. Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion and are now on their own. But, not for long. They fall into the unfortunate arms of Madame Soleski and her "carnival". Rhine and Gabriel are quickly introduced the world of "selling" girls, drugs, and danger and are getting dragged down when all they've wanted was freedom. Rhine and Gabriel are determined to ge...more
When I read Wither, I fell in love with the plot, the world, and the characters. I wanted so much more, 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 fa...more
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