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.
Review: This book was absolutely amazing! Normally a sequel tries really hard to be as good as the first which ruins a book because you can tell the author tried so hard, but this book did not disappoint! I think Lauren Destefano just has this amazing way of writing that is really hardly seen in other young adult books. The book starts off right where we ended with Wither, which I love. I can't stand when books have a few months missing in between and you're left wondering like what did they do for those few months? Anyway, I always love the characters that are brought to the table in these books, no one in Wither or Fever is exactly alike, everyone is so different and you have to wonder where in the world did she come up with someone like this?! There's no in between, you either love them or hate them. So many things unfold in this book, between the plot, and the characters back stories I just found it so amazing. Rhine starts to realize her sister wife Jenna had been keeping secrets from her and it really hurts her...I hope in the next book we hear these secrets because I felt betrayed by Jenna too, why didn't you tell me Jenna?! The detail that Destefano puts into her characters' emotions and surroundings really makes you feel like you're there and you're feeling what they're feeling. At points I really felt like I was running for my life away from the mansion, being chased. You feel the despair, the sick, the hurt, everything, and I loved that. I did like Wither better, but not because Fever was less impressive by any sense, I just always prefer book one on a trilogy/series because you're just getting to learn who the characters are and where their lives are at. I can't wait for book three and find out what the heck is gonna go down and how everything will play out.
Quote I liked: "Love unrequited is violent. He loves you so much that he's turned it into hate."