How did I get it?:
I bought it!


For 17-year-old Rhine Ellery, a daring escape from a suffocating polygamous marriage is only the beginning…

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.


I seriously don’t know why I’ve put off reading Fever for so long. I adored Wither, but for some reason, didn’t get around to reading Fever until now. I certainly shouldn’t have waited for so long. I thought Fever was fantastic. Lauren DeStefano is a truly fantastic writer. I can’t even pinpoint what it is about her writing that I adore. Something about it just pulls me in. I devoured Fever. Rhine’s adventures outside of the mansion were just so compelling!

Fever picks up right from where Wither left off. Rhine and Gabriel are trying to make their way to Rhine’s home in Manhattan, hoping to find Rhine’s twin brother Rowan. They come across a carnival in the scarlet district, that is run by Madame. Madame forces them to work in their shows. Rhine plans to escape, but this isn’t the easiest thing to do. Vaughn, Rhine’s father in law is searching for her. He won’t let Rhine go, as he believes that she is his property. He wants to bring her back to the mansion. I won’t say anymore about it, as it’s one of those books that you really need to experience reading!

The ending is incredible. Oh my God! Lauren DeStefano’s writing just seems to be getting better and better! I’m just glad I have Sever ready and waiting to go!

Would I recommend it?:
Of Course!

Reading next:
Days of Blood and Starlight- Laini Taylor

5 thoughts on “Fever

  1. I really liked Wither, but I didn’t like Fever as much. I think it’s because they were out of the mansion and there were no creepy goings-on all the time. But it was still awesome. I know what you mean about DeStefano’s writing style – it is seriously beautiful. I like how easy it is to read, but it isn’t dumbed down. The world building is still fantastic 😀 I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Sever!

    • I’ve completely fell in love with her writing. It’s just so beautiful. I think that was my favourite thing about this series. I can’t work out which was my favourite out of the series, but I really loved Wither. I can see why you didn’t like Fever as much when they were out the mansion. It did lose a little something then. Although, as you say, it was still a good read!

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