Book 2 (Book 1: Wither)
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 left behind. 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.
I really enjoyed this book. It very much had the feel of a second book in a trilogy. Normally not much plot happens or at least nothing exciting happens in a second book but this was to the contrary in Fever. It continued from where it left off in Wither and it had its own story. I felt not enough time was spent at the carnival. We really didn’t get to see too much into that world. However, the plot and writing was still excellent. I would have liked to see much more romance between Rhine and Gabriel. Also, I felt like a lot of the plot was spent with someone being sick (I guess it appropriately matched the title of the book). I really missed Linden’s presence in the book. I really enjoyed his character in the previous book. The book ends really well and promising for the third book. I would definitely recommend this book.
The third book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy is called Sever and comes out February 12, 2012.