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Fever - Lauren DeStefano Nothing was happening. I feel like Fever was an overlong game of hide and seek, and I didn’t even like the players all that much! As usual, the positive lay in how it’s written. And like the first, the negatives lay in the shock value. If the first had me reeling from the child bride aspect. This one had me reeling back from a number of things:Prostitution? Check.Drugs? Men turned monsters?Experiments? Check, check, and check.OK. I liked it and I didn’t like it. The hiding and seeking went on forever… with nothing new happening. Certainly, the new people added something to look forward to. Maddie and Silas in particular had me considering where the story would go with them in it. Maddie especially had me paying closer attention, to who she was and to how different she was from the rest. She might very well be the main thing I liked in this one. The old characters certainly had little new to add having changed only a little. Gabriel seemed still to be looking to Rhine for guidance. And those rare flashes of fire from him were indeed just that: rare. Rhine too had changed her tune only a little. If in the first she dreamt of the outside world; here some of her thoughts were on life with her sisters and with Linden. I could understand her wanting a little of what she had had. But I tell you it got frustrating reading nothing happen. This second book read filler to me BUT I am still interested in what Rowan’s got to say for himself. He was the one thing I was looking forward to and like Rhine I wanted to see what had become of him. I guess I have to wait for the next one! Darn it. 3/5