Friday, June 15, 2012

Fever by Lauren Destefano

This review may contain spoilers of previous books in the series.
Summary:(from goodreads) 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 any means necessary.
review: I have mixed feelings about this book. I thought the plot was kind of slow during some parts of the book. It started to get annoying after a while. The last third of the book was by far my favorite and because of that I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series. The way it ended made me really interested in the way this series will end. I liked Rhine and Gabriel as characters and enjoyed getting to know them both. my only problem was that I didn't really find their chemistry to be all that believable. I felt like Rhine loved and cared about Rowan more than Gabriel. overall, this book was just an okay read for me but I will be excited to see how this stroy continues.

1 comment:

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