Lauren DeStefano’s Wither was called a “thought-provoking debut, reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale” by Kirkus Reviews. Its chilling follow-up, the New York Times bestseller, Fever, continues sixteen-year-old Rhine’s tale, set in a dark future in which men and women die by age twenty-five and young girls are sold into marriage to keep the population growing.
Rhine has finally escaped her marriage. But what hope can the outside world offer when death looms ever closer? 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 find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again—or worse.
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The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever.