My Read on Fever:
Rhine has been trying to escape many things in her life, but with her narrow escape from the mansion in Wither setting her and Gabriel off into the harsh world she has many more escapes in for her.
We meet up with Rhine and Gabriel as they has run from one entrapment into the next. Still wearing her wedding ring both characters soon cross the wrong fence and wind up being held in a brothel camp. Being forced to take drugs Gabriel is soon in danger and Rhine is trying to survive and put on a show for the camp while at the same time trying to create her new plan of escape from this new prison. While at the camp we soon find that father-in-law Vaughn can find Rhine wherever she plans to escape to and hints that there will be trouble ahead for her.
The next move happens as Rhine and Gabriel escape into the city. Rhine begins to suffer from malaise and fever and soon there comes a time when she realizes that the most important thing is finding her brother. Where will this next escape take our characters. When there is a time limit to your life how do we choose to spend it as it is running low?
Lauren DeStefano creates a hauntingly dark twist in this dystopian series that will start readers questioning their own desires as Rhine tries to accomplish her's.
How far can the past follow us and how do people move on past loss seems to be a heavy overtone in the book for me. I was gripped in this book, and while I did not love it as hardcore as Wither I still cannot wait for the continuation and finale that will rise after Fever.
Book Blurb from Publisher:
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.