Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
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 enviornment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.
The two are determind 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.
Disappointed a little :/
I don't know if it was because it was too hard for me to picture everything that was going on but things seemed to move a little slot to me. Maybe because I'm just not that interested? I like Rhine and Gabriel but my favorite character, Rhine's husband (I forget his name), wasn't in the story much at all. So little that I can't even remember his name.
Anyways, this book is completely different from the first and I think that's what's throwing me off about it. They are out in the world and instead of Rhine learning all these news things along with her surroundings, now she somewhat knows where she is and how things will work. Of course, everything turns out to be a disaster but that's expected. She's taking control and making things happen instead of sitting back and watching all these things happen around her.
The characters all grew up quit a bit and we meet so many more - which is good because we had a lot die off in the last book :(
I'm excited to see what the next book brings because I think it's going to be really good. The ending gives you hope and grabs your attention. Sort of. I have my guesses where the story is going and I'm anxious to see if I'm correct!
Surely I'll be reading the next.