Review published on June 29, 2017.
Fever is a beautifully written story that explores human nature in a post apocalyptic world and it’s diversity of responses. And, boy, are they diverse; highlighting both the wonderful and the horrific. Perhaps the most engaging thing for me was the fact that I could picture things going down just like in the book. You would have the gangs and groups of people who would run riot with little regard for others, without the law and rules/regulations to provide a framework. And then you have those who focus on positivity; the bringing together of people and communities, working together in cooperation, each person offering their own talents and skills for the good of everyone, not just themselves.
I really enjoyed getting lost in the characters of Amanzi, their interactions and relationships, and even learning about their pasts, how they view their new existence and what they miss, or don’t, from the world before. I knew even before I started reading that it would be a book I’d enjoy, what I didn’t realise was just how much, or how much I would long for more.
Anne Kelly 5/-
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