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In a future where genetic engineering has cured humanity of all diseases and defects but has also produced a virus that kills all females by age twenty and all males by the age twenty-five, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2012.
ISBN: 9781442409071
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,22 cm.


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ArapahoeTiegan Feb 22, 2018

Rhine has managed to escape the mansion with Gabriel at her side. Their journey to Manhattan is quite a struggle and ends in disappointment. The house is destroyed, Rowan took all the valuables he could carry that him and Rhine had been saving. Rhine becomes ill and appears to be dying. Housemaster Vaughn has tracked her and convinces her that the only way she can be saved is if she goes with him back to the mansion. Her worst fears come true and a lot of secrets are revealed at the end of this second book. I am extremely intrigued to move on to book three to see how this story is resolved, because I still have so many questions!

Dec 28, 2015

First off, I attempted this book through an audiobook and it totally ruined my vision of the characters and landscapes. I had to get my hands on the physical book to get back into the world that I came to love with the first book "Wither". Although, I do have to admit it was not as good of a read as the first book.. Not terrible but not as amazing. Loved the ending, gets you very excited for the next one. I have high hopes for the third book to bring some closure to the mystery of the mansion and Vaughn to end the series with an "OMG where did that come from!" feeling.

Jan 22, 2015

Even though a lot of readers say this book isn't very good, and that it's slow, I actually really liked it. I'm looking forward to reading the third book. But I will say that the first is better..

Jul 23, 2013

slow at times but all and all an ok book.

Jul 21, 2013

First book was so much better. This one was okay. It wasn't bad but in my opinion books where people travel aren't the best. I hope the third book is better.

Jun 16, 2013

Yes, I agree with everyone, the first book was so much better. This one was just 'meh' (2nd books usually are for some reason), so I hope the last one answers all the questions I have. Overall, a good story though.

Cupcake1515 Apr 13, 2013

This book was very good! I could not put this book down as soon as I started reading. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

foreverbibliophile Aug 14, 2012

This book was good. very exciting- however it was a little slow for me, the firstv book was wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy betterin my opinion.

Jun 27, 2012

I didn't really like fever... it didn't capture my attention at all but the last 30 pages were good i guess... THAT was only the best part of the book

May 29, 2012

Book three is definitely poised to be stellar. Nothing was resolved in this book, but the players have been moved into position for a showdown.

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May 29, 2012

Violence: Attempted assault.

May 29, 2012

Sexual Content: Sex slavery.


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May 29, 2012

I was extremely conflicted regarding the Chemical Garden's second installment, FEVER. While I loved WITHER and was enthralled by Rhine's journey and what that might entail after she left the mansion in the end of the first book, I found the events immediately following that in FEVER to be less purposeful than I was hoping for. My issues with this installment can be summed up in three main points:
1. Rhine spends at least a third of the book half-asleep or drugged. 2. Character development was rather weak. 3. Lastly, but most importantly, when I finished the novel, I felt as though I probably could have skipped the first three quarters of it and it wouldn't have made much difference to my understanding of the story. Although I admit that the second installment of the Chemical Garden series left me somewhat disgruntled and disappointed, I did still enjoy reading FEVER and fully intend to read the third book and discover how DeStefano intends to resolve Rhine's journey.


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