As soon as I read WITHER, I knew I had to have FEVER, the second installment of the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano. The year-long wait was definitely worth it. DeStefano’s writing sucked me in right away and though it was over too soon, I loved spending more time in Rhine and Gabriel’s world.
If you haven’t read WITHER, I highly recommend it. Trust me, you want to read this one. Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden’s genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
To celebrate the awesomeness that is WITHER, I do have one signed hardcover copy of the book up for grabs. Sorry, US only (I promise I will have international giveaways in the future, though). The giveaway will run until 12:01 AM on March 23rd so get those entries in.
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