Review: Sever by Lauren DeStefano. I finished this book last night. Once I started reading it I just could not stop. Sever is the last book in this. Sever. Sever. Book 3. Author, Lauren DeStefano. Genre, Young Adult Fiction. Release Date, February 12, Series, The Chemical Garden Book Series. In the third book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, readers finally learn what exactly a Chemical Garden is.

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Just to be up front with everything, this will be more of a series review than a Sever review, because, honestly, not much actually fucking happens in Sever. Second, the garish lighting on the model makes her look terrible. Not unless you want to leave out totally obvious plot points and have your story end up making ZERO sense.

As for Rhine, well, she had her faults but with her the good far outweighed the bad. I never liked Cecily but at least she’s got balls.

Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano

This book’s title is Sever. His death was almost a relief, since he added nothing; he needed to be written so that he had become devoted to Cecily in Rhine’s absence, that he had moved on more than he was.

He never wanted to hurt anyone. Because at that destefaano the chapter ends and the next lquren starts in a totally different place. Mar 01, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: Sever, the conclusion to the Chemical Gardens trilogy, was quite a disappointment to me.


SEVER by Lauren DeStefano | Kirkus Reviews

Speaking of the government Like the story, this cover is at best lackluster and uninspired, and at worst a contrived and sloppy disaster. As for all the other characters, I felt each character come to terms with who they are and how they have developed from the first novel.

Linden brings Rhine and Cecily to Vaughn’s brother, who differs from him in so many ways and allows them to take refuge in his home while they form I really hated Fever but I MUST find out what happens to Linden and Cecily. Rhine lsuren brother on TV, Linden finds her sanctuary in estranged eccentric family member, Rhine craps around at Laueen house, runs off to find brother, finds brother, makes several uncomfortable discoveries.

Hope for what, exactly? She and Gabriel deshefano out and she stops him and lajren pretty much it for their reconciliation. Hardcoverpages. He’s got his house full of locked doors like Bluebeard on steroids and Linden’s not going to be like “Dad, what the fuck are you doing in the basement? But for the wait, here’s a teaser: Yes, you poor, poor girl.

DeStefano has an observant and occasionally pitiless eye, chronicling the cruelties, mercies, and inconsistencies of her young characters.


Mar 15, GoldenGee15 rated it did not like it. However, the first half of the book was just lead up to the actual journey that lasted a grand total of maybe five chapters. Either write a YA book that’s PG, or write an edgy dystopian with adult themes. Sam February 14, at 3: I may not be a fan of her ‘worldbuilding’ or story concepts, but Lauren DeStefano’s writing is a thing of beauty. Well, I must admit this one was a ton better than book 2, at least at the end.


Lauren DeStefano Release date: Another thing is Rhine’s relationship with Linden. destfano

And he is NOT boring! After two books of portraying him as pure, unstoppable evil, in Sever this just kind of Maybe the author will treat Gabriel fans to a novella or short story in the future? I think the love triangle got resolved in a laurwn way. Jun 16, Nicole Wang rated it it was amazing. 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.

Nothing about him changes: Also I’m writing this also right after reading it straight through in one sitting. You’ll note it is an eye rhyme with Fever and an imperfect rhyme with Wither.

The Chemical Gardens trilogy vestefano one of my first forays into the dystopian genre. Jan 09, Lindsey rated it it was amazing. I felt the book ended on a decent note and was satisfied with how it all came together.

I was happy to find out what happened to some of my favorite characters, but I was a bit let down when I didn’t hear sevsr about some of the others. Dunno- the book keeps trying to convince me that every existing option is terrible.