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By FanB14 on 05-21-12
Low Grade Fever
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Probably not. The loose plot and unbelievable ending left me wanting as a reader.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
This is a classic mistake of trying to make the sequel bigger and better. DeStefano spent too much time creating the carnival world and too little time creating intimate moments between Rhine & Gabriel to make this love story believable. It's difficult to pull for a character who vacuously and blindly wades through situations. The rich detail and easy flow of her writing is pleasing and creates an enchanting & horrifying world, but the characters need more life. The reader is left wondering why everyone keeps helping and/or searching for Rhine with one exception. We find out Vaughan only wants to test her for her special features. Not a spoiler alert, obvious from novel one.
What about Angela Lin’s performance did you like?
She embodies the intelligence of Rhine and although her voice sounds more mature, I feel she commands a character who's experienced tragedies, yet is still young. She does a solid job with intonation of all characters.
Could you see Fever being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Yes, I think it could be better than the books. Look at True Blood and Vampire Diaries.
Rhine: Imogeen Poots
Gabriel: Steven R. McQueen
Linden: Anton Yelchin
Vaughan: Richard Gere or Willem Dafoe
Any additional comments?
Given all the negative comments above...I would actually still listen to the third. I do like the world created by the author and believe she could make the third book interesting. She is talented, just needs to inject more emotion into her characters and insert believable, almost tangible situations and dialogue between the characters.
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By B.A. Wilson on 08-06-18
Such a Weird Trip
This is such a twisty, bizarre story, a bit psychotropic.Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed every second of it, even if there were some stretches that felt a bit slow (helpful hint: they aren't that slow when you listen to the audiobook at 3 speed).
I guess what I'm trying to say is that this isn't standard, which is probably why it held my attention so well. I would have liked a bit more to happen in book 2, but I'm also not unhappy with the weird journey we took. It was definitely unexpected, which is at the very least, refreshing.
Also, the narrator does a great job!