See a Problem?
Preview — Vrees by Lauren DeStefano
march 2012, original review: 4 stars
GUESS WHO TOTALLY LOVED THIS BOOK????? :D
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 . . ...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
Rhine 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 ...more
What I Liked:
The writing, sort of. Lauren DeStefano has a very interesting, unique style that, whil ...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
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
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 anymore. I seemed not to care anymore with the society o ...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
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
“Because even if the lie is beautiful, the truth is what you face in the end.”
Now that Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, they have to find a way to Manhatten before Vaughn finds them.
But before long, they sumble upon a new threat. A circus with a mad woman as the leader that has big plans for Rhine and won't let them leave. She drugs both Gabriel and Rhine and forces them to put on a show for some of her clients. It's only when Vaughn shows up at the circus and makes a deal ...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
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
“Funny, isn’t it?” I say. “Scientists were so determined to fix us, and when we all started dying, they just left us here to rot, and the world around us too.”
In my review for Wither, I said that I had absolutely no desire to pick up the next book in the series after finishing the first ...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
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 wh ...more
Dystopian genre is ...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
|Addicted to YA: Fever||7||455||Apr 19, 2018 10:08AM|
|The YA Dystopian ...: Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)||2||16||Jul 15, 2015 08:04PM|
|The Challenge Fac...: Penni & K-Terror - Fever||105||22||Mar 25, 2015 10:19PM|
|**spoiler alert** Linden And Rhine? Did they ever have a chance at being happy together?||10||90||Nov 25, 2014 05:01AM|