We’re obsessed with Fever, the second book in this great series by Lauren DeStefano. Enter to win a copy!
Dark, dangerous and eerily believable; The Chemical Garden Trilogy will take you on a spooky and mysterious ride into a future where life-threatening uncertainty lies around every corner. Beyond the gripping sci-fi adventure, you will easily fall into a love story that transcends time.
Have you ever thought about what life will be like in the future? Lauren DeStefano‘s fantastically haunting trilogy throws us into a troubling world where girls are born with a genetic defect giving them a lifespan of just 20 years. Following the adventures of Rhine, you will be pulled into this series quickly when the daring and brilliant heroine is kidnapped and sold as a bride at age 16, wrenching her from her twin brother, Rowan. Sold to a life of pampered captivity in a mansion where nothing is at it seems, Rhine soon learns that her captive family can’t be trusted. Secrets—and corpses—lurk everywhere.
In Fever, Rhine uses her quick smarts to escape the mansion with Gabriel, a servant who works on the estate. With nothing between them but their feelings for each other, they are thrust into a harsh world. Their journey presents unexpected dangers as the two struggle to return to Rhine’s native Manhattan and find her brother. Rhine was expecting the Gatherers, the men who kidnap women and sell them as brides or prostitutes in the scarlet districts, but there are new horrors in the world she left behind, greater than she imagined.
Weaving their way through the new world, meeting both strong allies and strange enemies, Rhine becomes increasingly disenchanted and unsure. Her guilt for tearing Gabriel from the mansion grows, and she begins to wonder if she will ever find her long lost twin? Moreover, a mysterious reading from a fortune teller has her believing that, if she ever does see Rowan again, he might not be the brother she remembers.
Fans of the Hunger Games will love this book’s dystopian feel, and Rhine’s conviction and strength. As well, if you loved Twilight, you’ll love the bond between Rhine and Gabriel, and the love that grows between them through increasingly staggering odds.
Sound cool? FEVER is AWESOME. Enter to win a copy by emailing haleycullinghamATgmailDOTcom with subject line FEVER.