"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Fever by Lauren Destefano. Here's the synopsis:
"Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.
Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.
The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.
In the 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."
Oh, I can't wait to read this!! I really enjoyed Wither which I reviewed here and I'm excited to see what is going to happen next. I love the idea of a twisted carnival and I can't wait to see what tricks Vaughn has up his sleeve to get Rhine back to the mansion and most importantly, I want to know WHY. What makes her so special that he has to get her back? Is it simply that his son has requested it? Or is there something more sinister going on? Fever is not published until February, 2012 but I'm guessing that it's going to be worth the wait. And if you haven't read Wither yet? Go read it now!