Title: Fever (The Chemical Gardens #2)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 340
Genre: Dystopian
Source: Library
Rating: 3/5

Summary from Goodreads- Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

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.



I really, really wish I hadn’t read this book. Like, really, really. It was so depressing, and upsetting, and making-me-feel-physically-sick-ing, that all I can muster for this review are the following gifs:



 Okay, time to go cry now, and never think about this book again.


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