Fever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Fever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Lauren Destefano
     
 

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In a future where genetic engineering has produced a virus that kills all females by age 20 and all males by 25, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.

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In a future where genetic engineering has produced a virus that kills all females by age 20 and all males by 25, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606270441
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Fever 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 190 reviews.
lovepassionbooks More than 1 year ago
Where do I even begin to tell you how much I love The Chemical Garden series. When I first read Wither, I was in love. I could not put the book down. It was defiantly one of the best books I read this past year. I had to know what happens to Rhine and Gabriel. I had to know if they made it all right. So when I saw that the second book Fever was coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I tried entering contests and giveaways. But I was not winning. :( Then in November of 2011 I was able to attend NCTE in Chicago. There I meant the wonderful people at Simon and Schuster. I was talking to one of the girls at the booth and I asked her if they had arcs of Fever there and if they did when are they going to give them out. And then this wonderful person went under the table and received the one book that I was there to get. I was on cloud nine. My life was complete. You can ask Lynn from Bringing the Epic.....the book did not leave the my side until we left to drive home. Well to make a long story short, I was about to embark on a great journey with Rhine and Gabriel and I could not wait! This book starts off exactly where the first book ended. You are with Rhine and Gabriel and they are on the boat sailing up the coast. Rhine and Gabriel are going to Manhattan to find Rhine's brother. They come across many bumps in their journey and forks in the road. And each challenge in my eyes makes them stronger. They are first kidnapped to become part of a show, then they sneak on a truck and take it to West Virginia, then they make it all the way to Manhattan and that is where all the fun begins. That is where you start to understand the title of the book and where this whole story is going. Lauren DeStefano is a genius! I thought Wither was good then I read Fever. I am so happy that I was able to read this remarkable book. Fever is everything that you want it to be. Fever is amazing, and breathe taking. It has suspense, sorrow, love, and hate all tied into one. It is everything that you would want in a story and more. I would say this might be book of the year for 2012!
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
Great Book with great story line. Kept me entertained
PrettyLittleReader More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for this book to come out!(Feb. 2012) Wither was great I read it in 48 hours. And I really hope the author will give us more excperts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its just as good as the first book wither! Just when rhine thought she escaped it all, there was worse to come. Still searching for her brother, she finds that there is something she isnt admitting to herself about him. Maybe she is too emotional, but it is also what makes her strong. Secrets of her brother await her, along with things her long lost sister told gabriel about rhine that she never heard. Trying to be free seems impossible, especially when vaugnn seems to be tracking her too easily, and there are others that want her for her youth, beauty, and unique eyes. Will she ever escape? Will she find her brother? Can she save herself and the ones she loves from the fever?
eminemily_ More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DELICIOUS! I WANT MORE! AS THE BOOK UNRAVELS, IF MAKES YOU FEEL ALL THESE DIFFERENT EMOTIONS LIKE WORRY, ANGER, SADNESS, ETC. IF YOU LIKE THE FIRST BOOK, YOU WILL LOVE THIS ONE. PLEASE READ IT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wasn't as interesting as the first book. I kept skiping pages trying to find something interesting. The ending was a little rushed. Does Rhine and Gaberial even like each other? The half of the book that i did read was some what good but not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book justt makes want keep on reading! I cannot wait for the next book.
My_Life_is_a_Notebook More than 1 year ago
Let me tell you, Fever is aptly titled. The first part of this book–until about Chapter 9 or so (out of 27 chapters)–reads like a haze. DeStefano has a very lyrical way of writing, and its infused with a sort of haze all throughout the beginning that gives the book a sense of surrealism. Usually, I hate that kind of thing. Hey, have you seen my review of Shatter Me? Usually lyrical writing–overdone like that–really turns me off. But it works rather well with the surrealism of Rhine’s current situation, somehow. It still doesn’t completely jive with my particular taste in style (part of the reason this isn’t a five star review), but I found myself stuck reading…and reading…and reading. After Chapter 9, the book falls into the saner rhythm, with the lyrical phrasing and such more interspersed–the way Wither was written, basically. There is still a tinge of the “fever,” though, which helps to connect the switch. Another thing found in those first few chapters? DeStefano’s other magical ability, to take on a situation that has such a bad stigma to it and make it work for her story. It was polygamy in Wither, and it’s prostitution in Fever–neither of which are small change! You clearly don’t get the feelings of approval or anything, but… Well, it’s hard to describe. Anyone who’s read Wither knows what I mean. (Wait a sec. If you haven’t read Wither, what exactly are you doing here? Go check out my review of the first book and check back in here later! ) The pace of the entirety of the book is FAST. There are a few moments of peace for the characters, but even then there is hectic undertone that makes you keep reading and reading until the book is all gone and you go WAIT GIVE ME MORE. Of course, I’m getting ahead of myself. Fever was also great about answering a few questions but then opening up a hundred more. (Read “great” with AGH I WANT TO KNOW accents.) I, for one, prefer fast paced books where things are just hitting me one after the other because it’s the only way I can keep my interest in it, and this book delivered. I wish I could go into my other reasons for docking a star from this review, but in my efforts to stay spoiler free I must say rather little. Actually, they are a lot like the issues I had with the first book. Most of them came from character development, nominally Rhine and Gabriel, whom I’ve had issues with since Wither. There is an aspect of falseness to their relationship still, though events in Fever suggest this might be intentional. (Though I am still completely befuddled by the whole Rhine-Linden dynamic.) Also, the tempo. Despite being fast paced, I was never utterly and completely invested in characters such as Rhine, yet I found myself liking the characters of Lilac and Maddie (don’t worry, you’ll meet them soon) right away. Thus, when things happened to Rhine, my heart wasn’t pulsing like it should have been. As I said in my review of the first book, perhaps DeStefano’s way with words is one reason the plot never got to my heart rate, but I refuse to put too much blame there because she has a way with words. Fans of the first book, of course, just want to know one thing (besides the entire plot and all the spoilers that they can’t get til Fever hits shelves, but you know): Does Fever measure up to Wither? The answer is yes. Totally and absolutely yes. If you were having sequel anxiety, worry not! If you loved the first book, you’ll be heading head over heels for the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of wither. It captivated me from the moment i started reading. However fever was a little disapointing. I could only really grasp the basic plotline for most of it probably because she was in a medicated derlium for most of the book. So i have to say she did a great job with that. Still incrediblly eager to find the conclusion in her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I read it in 5 hours and I highly anticipate the third and final book. The story's plot becomes intricately weaved and much it explained; I could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not disappoint! I could not put it down, it is beautifully written. I cannot wait for the the final book to be released!
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This series has such strong adult themes, I'm surprised it's considered Young Adult. I only say this to caution parents who might have teens reading this book. I've told my 13 year old that she has to wait until she's older. The book itself was very good. Rhine has more drama thrown at her than she thought possible when the first book ended. She's got devastation and she's starting to lose hope, which was the one thing that set her apart from most girls around her age in this world. Also, while the first book leaves us thinking that fear of Vaughn is over, we find that it's not as there are new things to fear from him. And we're not done seeing Cecily or Linden either. The ending is a cliffhanger, so I'm anxious to start book three. I'd make sure you have it handy when reading this one, it left me with a more anxious feeling than the end of book 1.
AllisonMM More than 1 year ago
The first book was okay, but this one ended it for me. No more Chemical Garden Trilogy. Pretty disappointing really. The author's style just isn't great in this series. I feel like I can sense her immaturity. Her other series, The Internment Chronicles, is GREAT though! You can tell her writing skills are much improved. In this "Fever" she really was just waaaay too repetitive.
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I liked it a lot. Finished it in several hours. Ends with a cliffhanger, ugh jk.. OK, not really a review but seriously, am I one of the only people who really hope that Linden and Rhine could be together?  I kind of know that it's not really possible, and Gabriel is a great guy, I just don't think they are meant for each other tho . 
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She found rowan omg
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I highly recommend this trilogy
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