“Picking up where Book I, Wither, left off, Fever is a non-stop thrill ride. Rhine, devastated by the life she has been forced into, makes a life-altering decision affecting not just her, but her sister wives and Gabriel as well. Rhine's journey to freedom and her struggle with who ultimately decides one's fate makes readers question their own mortality. DeStefano has written one of the strongest female characters in young adult fiction today.”
— Alexis Duell, Market Block Books, Troy, NY
The New York Times bestselling sequel to Wither reveals a world as captivating—and as treacherous—as the one Rhine left behind.
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they ran away from. Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again…or worse.
The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. In this 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.
About the Author
Lauren DeStefano is the author of The Internment Chronicles and the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden trilogy, which includes Wither, Fever, and Sever. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. Visit her at LaurenDeStefano.com.