Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cover Reveal & Excerpt for Fever (The Chemical Gardens #2)

Name: Fever (The Chemical Gardens) 
Series: Book Two
Author: Lauren DeStefano 
Release Date: February 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
The blurb:
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 left behind. Determined to get to Manhattan and to find Rhine’s twin brother Rowan, the two press forward, amidst 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 20 and men die at age 25, 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.

Excerpt from the book:

A breeze rolls up from the water, and I realize at once how numb the cold air and wet clothes have made me. We should find someplace to stay, but where? I sit up and take in our surroundings. There’s sand and rocks for several more yards, but beyond that I can see the shadows of buildings. A lone freight truck lumbers down  a faraway road, and I think soon it’ll be dark enough for Gatherer vans to start patrolling the area with their lights off. This would be the perfect place for them to hunt; there don’t appear to be any streetlights, and the alleyways between those buildings could be full of scarlet district girls.Gabriel, of course, is more concerned about the blood. He’s trying to wrap my palm with a piece of seaweed, and the salt is burning the wound. I just need a minute to take this all in, and then I’ll worry about the cut. This time yesterday, I was a House Governor’s bride. I had sister wives. At the end of my life, my body would end up with the wives who died before me, on a rolling cart in my father-in-law’s basement, for him to do only he knows what.But now there’s the smell of salt, sound of the ocean. There’s a hermit crab making its way up a sand dune. And something else, too. My brother, Rowan, is somewhere out here. And there’s nothing stopping me from getting home to him. 

Wow! What do you all think? Well we're dying to read the first book still but this book sounds just as good. The cover is beautiful, the colours used are amazing. We love it! 
Don't forget to leave us your comment below. Enjoy! 


Kayleigh @ K-Books said...

I don't like it very much.
I think it's pretty but its no where near as beautiful as the first one.

Jules said...

I really liked the cover of Wither but I think this one is quite ugly, especially with the very drugged looking model...

hmm, I'll be interested to see what everyone else thinks about it.

Phantom Paragrapher said...

The first cover was my favourite :) I loved this series. I wonder if they did the cover like this to emphasise the Disease in the novel as this is what I imagined they may look as the head towards the fever. I hope she finds Rowan :)

채흔의♥동방신기 said...

Wow...the cover is so awesome~ So beautiful. The colours used are great.