So im finally reviewing the last two books in this trilogy. I finished it quite a while back but i've been to lazy to write reviews until now. I highly recommended you read Wither (the first book) before reading this post.
So to start off with Fever. I gave it a 4/5 stars.
It was pretty freaking good in my opinion. In the first book the one and only setting is the mansion. Well, now Rhine and Gabriel are finally out and on the run in this one. It picks up right where Wither left off. And right away they are swept up into another mess. Its not quite a spoiler if I tell you since it happens in the first chapter but what basically happens is that they get captured again...but this time its by "Madame". She runs a circus-like scarlet district. From here the book picks up and gosh...so much happens. It's basically a journey book. They are on the run and looking for Rhine's brother at the same time and it's basically a whirlwind. The falling action/ending is just scary. I loved it.
This book was incredibly colorful in my mind. The covers of these books are so perfect. The atmosphere and vibrancy of this broken and rotting world is so perfectly captured. What really puts the icing on the cake is DeStefano's beautiful prose. Every image was so vivid in my mind. Colors...colors were everywhere. Seriously....im so bad at describing it. Point is im not the only one who thinks the writing is awesome.
In the book there are several new characters introduced. I liked all of them. Loved them in-fact. Especially Maddie. And Rhine's character didn't piss me off. I liked her even more in this book. There is no Linden or Cecily until the very end. Theres lots of Gabriel and Rhine if your looking for it. You better soak it up though because there is absolutely zilch in the third book of Gabriel.
I docked one star because of the explanation of the virus. Again. The world building itself and the description of the setting was amazing and one of the best parts of the book but the explanations of what the HELL was going on was again...subpar. There is development but lol...not much. Until the very end..I guess. But it wasn't really a"development" as much as it scared the crap out of me.
Anyways I really liked this sequel so if you enjoyed the first book then I definitely recommend checking it out. There is a LOT more going on.