Monday, 28 January 2013

Review: Fever- Lauren DeStefano


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.

My thoughts:
I can't even snark that much as nothing happened in this book, and people were drugged much of it too. Hug disappointment.

But first, really..really?! She ends up in a brothel. But does she get sold to the next costumer. Oh no, of course not, instead she gets put on display. Now that is just bad business. If the girl is that damn pretty and special then sell her body. But we can't have that happen to our heroine. So do not let her end up there then. It set the tone for the book and I did not like it. This is supposed to be a horrible future and she *big eye roll*. Lame.

The other problem with the book was that I did not care. Book was tough provoking, here I did not care either way. Women dying at 20,whatever. Women sold to slavery, yawn. Yes you can see my problem. The whole book suffered for it. Nothing happened, she talked with Gabriel (did I feel they were in love..no.) Scary evil father-in law, well ok he was good, cos he was actually evil. The only good thing is the mad scientist.

Conclusion:
And how is this series gonna end. Oh I am sure she is the cure for it all. Did this book made me want to read the next? No thanks. I mean, it was still ok, cos I finished it in no time. It was simple.

Cover
Nice

Series: The Chemical Garden #2
Genre: YA/dystopia
Pages: 341
Published: 2012 by Simon & Schuster
Source: Library

48 comments:

  1. I borrowed the first one and only made it through the first 3 chapters. Wasn't for me :)

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    1. It did have faults, even if I liked the first one

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  2. I was not impressed with this book either, but will read the third book.

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    1. I am sure I will read the 3rd too, just to know

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  3. Yeah I heard a lot of mixed review, and after a lot of not so good one I chose to not read it either. sorry it wasn't for you darling.

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    1. I really liked book 1 (even if it had issues), but this one fell short for me

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  4. I think I'll skip this one!

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  5. I already decided not to read this series and your review of book 2 confirmed it all for me!

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    1. Book 2 was just all kinds of meh

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  6. LOL about your assessment of the brothel's foolish business practices!

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    1. I mean if I run a brothel and was evil at least I would make money

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  8. I haven't delved into this series yet either, I just am not that interested and obviously you felt the same way!

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    1. The first was good, cos it was easy creepy, even with it's stupid flaws. But this one sadly sucked

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  9. Oh yeah, the brothel where she mysteriously remains a virgin... *facepalm* You've summed up my problem with this series perfectly well, Blodeuedd! Loved your review ;)

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    1. Haha, yup oh look scary brothel, but it's ok, she keeps her virginity, just as she kept it through her marriage. That girl's virginity is not going anywhere

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  10. I enjoyed the first one enough, but didn't like Gabriel. Looks like it doesn't fare better for me here as well. Even though you didn't like it, I'm curious about how she ended up in a brothel! Okay, my curiosity may not serve me well here... :) At least you warned me. :D

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    1. Truth be told I can tell you here. Cos they are there at page 1, they wandered in and that was in. I did not like it at all. It was like the brothel was 100 m from the house

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  11. Not for me, sorry you had to read it...did you really have to read it?

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    1. I liked book 1 :/ I knew that would come back and bite me in the ass!

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  12. I never read the 1st in this series and I thin I'm glad I avoided it.

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    1. Maybe I'll force myself to read book 3 when it comes out ;)

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  13. I'm happy she wasn't turned into a prostitute and all but sometimes when a book pulls back like that you just KNOW the heroine is never in any real danger and the mystery is gone.

    I was never interested int his series and I guess it was a good choice. Even the covers don't appeal to me.

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    1. I am glad she wasn't hurt, but yes she will never be in any danger. Whatever she does I never fear, oh something will show up. It looses something like that.

      The cover is nice, but she looks weird

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  14. Hmmmm....that's too bad it wasn't good. It sounds like the author played it too safe.

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    1. Way too safe. This girl was married too, did they have sex..no? But her husband did impregnate his other 13 year old bride. So it's like all, come on

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  15. The ending was actually really good for me and it made me psyched for book 3 (like the last paragraph). Before that I was pretty meh. Sorry it didn't work for you. Better luck with your next book!

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    1. Even the ending was all whatevs for me :/

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  16. You know, these books never called to me. Sounds like I'm not missing much though. :) Thanks.

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    1. Hehe, yes you are not missing much

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  17. Meh....I at first was excited by the summary of this book, but no thanks...

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  18. I'm sorry you didn't like this one. It doesn't sound very enticing.

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  19. Have to confess this series has never really grabbed me - now I'm glad I never started it! :-)

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  20. Well, I have not read this series, but it sounded intriguing. Though it looks like the author didn't develop the plot and the characters well enough
    GREAT review, though
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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    1. It just did not work for me. For a creepy world nothing bad happens to her. Ok some, but she is too much of a mary sue

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  21. Now I'm not feeling sorry at all that I gave up on this series...

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  22. I only read the first few pages of this one. Definitely too creepy and scary for me

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    1. oh wait, it's not this one that i read a few pages of, it was the first one. sounds the same as the first

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    2. The thing is yes it started of creepy, but nothing happens to her. She is so perfect and safe

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  23. I have put off this series for a long while and am kind of glad that I did. After some of the hype died down, I have read some reviews that shared some of your opinions. Too bad. The premise sounds so good.

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    1. I did like book 1, even though it had faults. But then I was so caught up in how cool and creepy it was. a YA Handmaiden's tale.

      But with book 2 I could see past that and was disenchanted

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