Fever by Lauren DeStefano
(Chemical Garden)

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The New York Times bestselling sequel to Wither reveals a world as captivating—and as treacherous—as the one Rhine left behind.

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they ran away from. Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again…or worse.

The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. In this 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.
 

About Lauren DeStefano

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Lauren DeStefano is the author of The Internment Chronicles and The Chemical Garden trilogy, which includes Wither, Fever, and Sever. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. Visit her at LaurenDeStefano.com.
 
Published February 21, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The atmospheric worldbuilding, moral dilemmas and romantic possibilities of Wither (2011) never heat up in this, the second novel in the dystopian Chemical Garden Trilogy.

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DeStefano draws the reader into that world with prose that is subdued and evocative of the somber, and somewhat dreary environs of a place where death rules and rears it’s head at a moments notice.

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‘Fever’ is the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Ms. DeStefano does a good job of capturing that push-pull dynamic that is so common among adolescents: I hate it. I love it. I’m not sure what I’m feeling. . . . This strength can also serve as the book’s greatest weakness for those looking for more explicit action. But if the reader is willing ...

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Rhine and Gabriel are taken prisoner into a dank brothel run by a warped and bitter first-generation woman who goes by the name of Madame.

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There, Rhine meets Lilac, one of Madame’s girls, who helps Rhine and Gabriel plot their escape when Vaughn comes looking for his missing daughter-in-law.

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The first third of the book takes place in a brothel, where the main character, Rhine, is forced to "perform" with her fellow runaway, Gabriel, in a cage.

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The Overflowing Library

Rhine and Gabriel are on the run and on their journey to find Rhine's twin brother Rowan.

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Verve Girl

Beautiful and haunting, Lauren DeStefano is a wonderfully creative writer and I can’t wait to read the last installment in this wonderful trilogy!.

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