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Fever by Lauren DeStefano
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Sep 27, 2011

it was amazing
Read from December 16 to 19, 2011

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When Sasha from Sash and Em let me borrow Fever last month I was ecstatic! I absolutely loved Wither, and the cliffhanger ending had me craving more of Rhine and Gabriel. In the sequel to Wither, DeStefano shows us the world outside of Linden’s mansion and has Rhine and Gabriel fighting for their lives. I absolutely loved where DeStefano took the story, it was heart-breaking, thrilling, and an amazing adventure.

Fever follows Rhine and Gabriel as they escape from the mansion, only to run into some new villains. The ringmistress who runs the carnival where Rhine and Gabriel are now trapped is a horrifying woman who pimps out young girls to the local men. As Rhine and Gabriel try to figure out how to escape they run into more than one problem. Their relationship definitely develops into something more than it was in Wither which I really enjoyed reading about.

The story is incredibly fast paced, with lots of action going on at all times. Fever turned out to be a really quick read because I just couldn’t put it down. DeStefano had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book, and of course it ended with another cliffhanger! As always, her writing is impeccable and poetic, flowing naturally and elegantly. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Overall, I loved Fever more than Wither and I'm so glad it didn't turn out to be one of those "bridge" sequels that just sort of carries the characters and plot from book one to book three. I completely immersed myself in the story, unable to tear myself away. The characters are as gorgeous and heartbreaking as ever, and the story is magically written. If you loved Wither you’re going to want to get your hands on this one as soon as you can.
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Sara (sarabara081) Yes!!! It is sooooo good! Hope you like it too! :)

Anna (Literary Exploration) It was sooooo gooooood :))

Sasha RIGHT??! :)

Sasha *is sending you text*

Anna (Literary Exploration) TOO BAD I DIDN'T GET ANY TEXTS!

Carey I can't wait to read it. I thought I had pre-ordered it, so was waiting around for it to show up. Ugh! Gonna get it tomorrow. :)

Anna (Literary Exploration) Carey wrote: "I can't wait to read it. I thought I had pre-ordered it, so was waiting around for it to show up. Ugh! Gonna get it tomorrow. :)"


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