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.
Wither ended with Rhine escaping the mansion where she was kept capture and forced to marry her kidnapers son and become a sister wife. But was that the smartest thing she did? Is the world outside the mansion truly better?
After Rhine and Gabriel escape the mansion they start their journey searching for Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. They find themselves trapped in a twisted carnival where the main attraction are the girls the ringmisterss keeps hostage.
Rhine and Gabriel go through so many unexpected events in this sequel. The only connection to the first book would be the characters history and the fact that the sickness still exists, but you don’t need to read Wither to understand what’s going on in Fever.
The books is fast paced and the events are dramatic.
We only meet a few of the Wither characters in this book, but mostly Lauren DeStefano introduces many new and very interesting characters. This could be viewed as a positive and a negative. Introducing so many new characters, readers don’t get a chance to truly love and appreciate the uniqueness in each and everyone of them. But it also keeps the story fresh, and it gives the author freedom to explore new events.
We always look forward reading more from Lauren Destefano. Her writing style is known to be romantic and poetic. Her story is unique and Rhine’s character is one you want to read more about.