Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)

Rhine 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 mansion…by 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.

**Taken from Goodreads**

Stars: 3.5/5

This book is a good reason why I don’t read reviews for books that I am excited to read. I rarely give books 5 stars, most get a 4 star at the best. The only reason Fever did not get 4 stars is because it wasn’t as good as the first. I did enjoy this book, it just was a bit different than the first.

In Wither, Rhine was mostly at the mansion of her husband and father-in-law. Fever is the story after Rhine and Gabriel escape from the mansion.  From one adventure to the next, these two characters are bound and determined to make it to Rhine’s house in Manhattan. I really enjoyed the various twists that Ms. DeStefano used throughout the story. It was definately a memoriable trip for Rhine and Gabriel.