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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Guest Mini-Review: Fever by Dee Shulman

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Title: Fever
Series: Fever #1
Author: Dee Shulman
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: 5 April 2012
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless 21st century girl. A mysterious virus unites them . . .

152 AD. Sethos Leontis, a skilled and mesmerising fighter, is unexpectedly wounded and lies dangerously close to death.

2012 AD. Eva is brilliant - but troubled. Starting her new life at a school for the gifted, a single moment in the lab has terrifying results.

An extraordinary link brings Sethos and Eva together, but it could force them apart - because the fever that grips them cannot be cured and falling in love could be lethal . . . Can love survive when worlds collide and threaten time itself?


In 152AD a Roman gladiator fights to survive; in 2012 a teenage girl lives in a boarding school called St Magdalene's. A fever infects the gladiator, Seth, enabling him to discover a brand new world. Meanwhile, in 2012, Eva finds out extraordinary lab results that could endanger her too. Somehow, the 2 of them are brought together by a mysterious force. They have to unite in order to understand the mystery that surrounds them.

I really liked how the two different times and places were portrayed, the author does a really great job of showing what life was like both then and now. I also enjoyed how the two main characters had common ground even though they were from such completely different places.

I did find that the end for me felt a bit rushed and cut off, as if there should have been more to it, the story was at a really good point but then it just cut off. Nevertheless I really enjoyed this book, it was captivating.

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