Monday, February 25, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Sever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #3) by Lauren DeStefano

I've been waiting for Sever for an entire year now and I'm so glad I finally got myself a copy. To be honest, I didn't like Fever as much as I liked Wither. But not enough for me to not read the last book so as soon as I found a copy I got it for myself. Anyway, the story picks up a few weeks after the second novel. I really enjoyed reading this one. I think I experienced Middle Book Syndrome in Fever and that's probably the reason why I didn't enjoy it as much.

I have to admit that this is now my favorite in the series. I think this is the an awesome conclusion to Rhine's journey throughout the series. I think she did a lot of growing up as the story progressed. I really liked her more. I love the fact that for some reason her affection for both Linden and Gabriel did not waver. I still liked Linden for her more though. The mysteries surrounding everyone were somehow answered. Though I still don't get the connection of the heterochromia to the cure but whatever. If you don't look at it in a medical student, nurse or geneticist's POV then I guess it won't even mean that much. Anyway, I can't say much about Rhine or everyone else for that matter without spoiling anything but I can assure you that I loved Rhine. A lot. I loved the tender moments between her, Linden and everyone else for that matter.

My love for Linden knows no bounds. Honestly, I really prefer him over Gabriel. I just love his innocence but I think I loved him more when he finally stood up to his father. He was emotionally  broken and yet he tried to be strong for his wives. Anyway, my heart just broke when he... Not saying anything because it will definitely spoil the book. I think it was one of the most heartbreaking events in the entire novel.

And lastly, the appearance of Rhine's twin, Rowan. For some reason, I still don't know what to say about him. I'm kinda' in the middle between like and dislike towards him. I was expecting someone who wasn't easily manipulated but for some reason Vaughn just had him. 

Overall, I think this is an awesome conclusion to the entire series. I think everyone got the ending that they deserved as far as I'm concerned. This isn't exactly one of those action packed series with a kick ass heroine but I did enjoy it. It's  more on the drama and sci-fi side though. I loved the tender moments between the characters especially  Linden and his wives, Rhine and Cecily. I love how protective he's become and that he's finally learned how to step up to his father. I also liked Reed, Vaughn's eccentric brother, who helped everyone until the very end. Anyway, for me this deserves a 5/5 star rating since it was just an awesome conclusion to the entire series.


  1. I am getting ready to read this one next, I am ready to see how it all ends and we finally get to meet Rowen in person after hearing so much about him over the series. Great review!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

    1. Aaaaw. Thank you so much. This is an awesome book. I was feeling a lot of emotions as I read. Haha. I cried when........I won't spoil it for you but I cried. :(