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Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb Series #1)

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  • Posted June 28, 2013

     Fever Crumb's story plays out in a futuristic London, after the

     Fever Crumb's story plays out in a futuristic London, after the world had been destroyed by a nuclear holocaust.  As such, the manner in which the story is written is very British, however still unique with a flare of futuristic elements throughout.  This is the first book in a series of 3. In this book, we the reader get to know Fever, as she learns the truth about her history and what that means to her and the world.  There are many unique elements to this book and story that makes it an enjoyable read, as I was constantly surprised by how typical yet unique the environment is that Fever lives in.  I listened to this book, as an audio book, and because of this it was sometimes difficult to discern the Point of View, since the story shifted often between the characters.  This was somewhat distracting, to be in one characters thoughts one moment and then another the next moment. This is the reason why it did not quite make it to a 4 out 5, because in the beginning I was very often confused about whose perspective the story was being told from.  As for family friendliness, this is definitely geared for Young Adults, and I probably would not allow little children to read it, as it may be to graphical and scary for them, but could be read with their parents, so it gets a 4 out of 5 for family friendliness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    A Must Read!

    First time reading Philip Reeve's work and very satisfied. Fever Crumb is a great read and plot. Fever Crumb is a combination of past, present and future. Also, what I liked about Fever Crumb that she is an empowering girl. Loved it and will continue reading books from Philip Reeve.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

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    Interesting

    Fever Crumb is an interesting read.
    I think, to be honest, it's more interesting than enjoyable, but it definitely wasn't bad.

    I feel as though Reeve cheated us on some great emotional impact and plot twists by the way he laid them out and wrote them, but some were still surprising enough. And though the ending was fairly lackluster, it was still an okay read.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com

    Young Fever Crumb was abandoned at an early age. Taken in by the Order of Engineers, Fever was apprenticed to be the first female engineer within the organization. She has learned many things under the tutelage of Dr. Crumb, and now a request has been made.

    A notable archaeologist, Kit Solent, has sought out Fever to help him dispel a myth. He has found a possible treasure trove of information, but the key to unlocking the secret lies within Fever's memories. Fever will be used as a tool to uncover the mysteries of Auric Godshawk - a prominent technomancer who was also a Scriven.

    The Scriven came to power once they discovered their genetic abnormalities. Someone believes that Fever is a Scriven and will do anything to eliminate her. Fever's logic and rationalism will be tested, and the one thing that she fought so hard to control will bubble to the surface.

    FEVER CRUMB, a prequel to the HUNGRY CITY CHRONICLES, is an excellent novel that stands well on its own. Readers who are familiar with the "steampunk" genre will appreciate this novel, and how technology, or rather the lack thereof, is used throughout the story.

    I especially liked the main character, Fever. She is a no-nonsense type of gal - logical, straightforward, and unwilling to allow her emotions get the better of her; however, her façade does crack a bit as the story progresses. My hope is that Reeve will attempt to tie these books together, and then further develop the story of Fever. I will wait patiently for sequels!

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