‘Sever’ by Lauren DeStefano – Book Review


Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Publish Date: February 12th 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Genre: YA Dystopian Romance

Source: Library

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Book Description:

Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

My Review:

5 out of 5 Goodreads Stars

[I wrote a cover review for Sever about a year ogo. Take a LOOK and tell me what you think 🙂 ]

Saying that I screamed when I finished this book was be a little dramatic, I kinda moaned a bit while rolling around my bed.

What a brilliant end to a series! Especially seeing as I didn’t enjoy Fever that much 😦

It’s really difficult to form my feelings for this book, so I’ll just talk about the Characters.

Cecily was even more annoying than normal. She IS only fourteen but DAYUM! I wanted to slap her for being so silly and clingy.

Linden is still weedy. But that’s what made me kinda like him. Although he needed to grow a pair and toughen up. But at the same time, I’m glad he didn’t. Because otherwise, he wouldn’t be Linden would he?

Gabriel wasn’t mentioned that much in Sever, but yeah, I still liked him!

Housemaster Vaughn is such a strange character. He reminds me of Severus Snape. So undecided about him. Was he a madman? Actually, why am I even asking that? Of course he was! But was there a good side to him as well? You’ll just have to read the book…

·         There’s so much that we didn’t know about Rose that is revealed in this book. I quite liked that, but it was like we were getting to know her for the first time.

·         Rhine is still one of the best female characters in YA. She isn’t overbearing and she doesn’t cry in EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER.

·         I also enjoyed having more of Linden’s family in Sever. His Uncle was wacky. Reminded me of Dumbledore. (I mean, after having Vaughn as Snape it seems only right, right?)

Sever follows right off from Fever, so it’s probably be best if you re-read Fever before reading this one. Or you could always visit the Recaptians and read the spoilers so you have to read Fever again. **shameless plug**

I seriously can’t think of anything I didn’t like. Personally, the middle dragged a tiny bit for me. It wasn’t boring per se, but took a while to get back in its stride.

As mentioned, I got borrowed this from my local library but will defiantly be buying myself a copy so that my set is complete!

I would defiantly recommend reading and seeing how the series ends. Chapter 24 people, Chapter 24. That’s all I need to say. Go read it!


Read MY REVIEW of Wither.

Read a RECAP of Wither.


Read my REVIEW of Fever.

Read a RECAP of Fever.






About Author:

lauren Goodreads | Website | Twitter

Lauren DeStefano (pronounced: de STEFF ano) graduated Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT in 2007. Her debut novel, WITHER, the first in The Chemical Garden Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster BFYR, is out now.


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