Monday May 17, 2010
by Phillip Reeve
April 1, 2010
Goodreads Summary: Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are.
Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven. The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated. All Fever knows is what she's been told: that she is an orphan. Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London? Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise readers at every fast-paced, breathless turn.
Student Review: This is an exciting new adventure in the Steampunk genre that is actually a prequel to the "Hungry City Quartet" and is set in post-apocalyptic London.
Fever Crumb is a very interesting character. She shaves her head, has two different colored eyes and is the only female in the Order of Engineers.
I loved this book! Every time the action would start to fade it switches lanes and keeps on going. Through out the book the bad guy keeps on changing leaving you unsure of who the bad guy really is! Switching sides and points of view keeps the adventure coming. My only disappointment was her ability to run from her problems. Don't understand that? Read the book!
Review by Jazmine Edmiston, 7th grade