Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (15)


For those who don't know, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!

OMG, HOW excited am I for this book?!? I LOVED Wither, like, love-love-loved it, and I have just been waiting for a cover reveal to put this one on a WoW post! So here are the details for Fever, the second book in Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden Trilogy:

Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Pages: 368

Excerpt: 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.

So yeah, how freaking amazing does this sound? And we know that the writing is going to be mind-blowingly awesome because Lauren is so talented :) And OK, I'm not super-thrilled with the cover design like I was for Wither, but c'mon, it's still going to be sa-weet. Ah! I can't get over my excitement for this one! Now I just have to wait for February to roll around...
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Happy reading everyone!!!



  1. I can't believe I still have not read Wither. I have heard great things and can't wait to read it. Hopefully I can get to it before Fever comes out. Great pick!

  2. I have not read Wither yet either, but my birthday's this month and it's on the list....so here's hoping ;) Great pick!

    My WoW

  3. Hello!

    Visitor Passing through. Came across your Button at "VampyreGurlsBookClub" Blog. Grabbing your's.

    Looking forward to reading all your posts one by one. Looks inviting & promising.


  4. Great pick! I havent read the first book in the series but I have heard really great things about this one!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  5. Awesome pick! I can't wait for this one to come out! I loved Wither.

    My WoW: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

  6. I am so excited for Fever as well. I am hoping it is as fantastic as Wither was. Awesome pick!

  7. AWESOME CHOICE! Absolutely cannot wait for this one!

  8. You're right, Fever does look awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Here's mine (if you want to take a look): http://thebookishbabes.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

  9. Oh my gosh, I share your gushing excitement one-hundred percent!! Wither was absolutely amazing, and Fever sounds every bit as awesome. I just can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Lea! :)

  10. I still haven't read Wither yet. This seems like a really good series though and I love the covers!! Nice pick this week!

    Here's my WoW!

  11. Great choice! Although I prefer the cover for Wither more than this cover. I don't think the brightness really matches. Oh well! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  12. I agree that those are the best covers ever! I have an ARC of Wither but have yet to read it.

  13. I love the girl's dress on the cover! But I think that Wither's cover was a little bit more stunning.
    Here is my WOW:http://www.teenbookfanatics.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-28-daughter-of.

  14. It's not as gorgeous as the Wither cover, but it's great that they kept the theme the same :)

    Great WOW choice, Lea!

  15. Great choice! =D I am also super excited for Fever!!

  16. Nice post! Nice review!

  17. I still haven't read Wither yet, but I can't wait to get started and Fever looks just as awesome! Great pick :).

  18. I know it will be awesome, but I don't adore the cover. Ah well. I'd read it even if the cover were so bad I had to paper it over with a brown bag.

  19. I am in LOVE with the cover for Fever. It's so broken and beautiful, all at the same time.

    I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

  20. Me too! I am seriously going to build a time machine! :) Great pick!

    My WoW: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/www-10-and-waiting-on-wednesday-august.html

    Also, check out my new meme, Before the Blog: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/before-blog-3-named-by-marianne-curley.html

  21. Wonderful! Great review!
    Thanks, Lea!


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