Book Watch: Fever

Fever by Lauren DeStefano will be released in the U.S. on February 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, the print edition is 352 pages.

Fever is the second book in The Chemical Garden series by the author.


It was an incredibly tough week to pick a book to spotlight. I’ve been dying to read a couple books that are releasing on the 21st, but Fever by Lauren DeStefano is one I’ve been coveting for just a bit longer.

Although I have an early ARC I haven’t had a chance to read it just yet, but I plan on doing so very soon because after reading the description I just can’t wait until the eBook downloads on release date.

Wither left off with so many possibilities of what lies ahead for Rhine and Gabriel. And from the description it sounds like things aren’t going to be any easier for them in this sequel. The promise of a “twisted carnival” already has me nervous as even normal carnivals are inherently creepy.

It also appears that this sequel will take readers on a journey that will be fraught with danger and in the end may not have been worth the price of freedom. I hope that isn’t the case. But I have a feeling we won’t have any real answers until the final book in the trilogy is released.

I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that both Rhine and Gabriel make it through and are reunited with Rhine’s brother, but I have a feeling that won’t be the case. And I also hope that the cliffhanger ending – if there is one – won’t be too torturous.


Places to Stalk:

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on TUMBLR

The author’s WEBSITE

The Chemical Garden’s WEBSITE

Goodreads description:

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.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price – now that she has more to lose than ever.


Two other eagerly anticipated books releasing on February 21, 2012 are Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr and The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg.

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