Book Review: Fever by Amy Meredith
Fever is the third book in the Dark Touch series by Amy Meredith. It was released on 3rd February by Red Fox (Random House) and the book is 240 pages long. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy!
After some crazy demon killing, Eve, Jess and Luke thought they might get some peace and quiet for a while. No such luck though. Deepdene residents have come down with some kind of killer flu and there is a heat wave going on that is unheard of for the time of year. Eve and Jess are more than healthy though and plan on making the most of topping up their tans.
When teenagers begin to disappear and the flu epidemic gets worse, Eve knows there is more going on than just people getting sick. The symptoms are worsening and there aren’t that many people left unaffected. When the whole town is put on lockdown, Eve, Jess and Luke decide it’s time to do something. It’s time to hunt down the demon causing this illness and get rid of him for good. The only problem is that he can take on the form of anyone or anything. Not having anywhere else to go means that the demon has to be found and quick before Eve, Jess and Luke become more of its victims!
What I thought
When I first started this series, I hated it with a passion. Seeing as I got the second book for review, I was persuaded to give it a chance and I am bloody glad I did now. The second book was so much better than the first and now the third book was even better!
Eve and Jess have come a long way as characters. In the beginning, all I could see were shallow, spoiled, rich girls but not anymore. Yes, some of those aspects are still there but it is not nearly as in your face as it was in the first book and now, I kind of like this about them both. Their obsession with clothes, shoes and accessories annoyed me to be begin with but now it is quite funny because of Luke being around a lot and getting annoyed with the girls. Eve has probably come the furthest though, finding out she is the Deepdene Witch and having to kill demons. I guess having this responsibility really makes a girl think about what is really important although it was nice to see that she didn’t lose all of herself when she realised what she was.
I love Luke. He’s adorable. The new, non demon kid in town has finally settled in and made some great friends in Eve and Jess. He still has a bit of a reputation as a player but I like the cheeky side to him, even though he has feelings for Eve. I really wish that Luke would get to some more ass kicking than he does though, considering the huge sword he has but instead, he seems to get stuck with doing most of the research. Something has been building up between Luke and Eve since the first book and I was sooooo happy to see this finally go somewhere this time around. Ok, it was exactly what I wanted but at least it was better than nothing at all.
Fever had a quicker pace than the previous two books in the series and this was something that I really liked. Because of the nature of the flu epidemic, people were dropping like flies and I think this is why the pace was so fast. Just as one person would get the illness, another would, and then another. All the time, someone new was getting sick and it was getting to the point where I was wondering how many people would be left before Eve, Jess and Luke figured something out. The story, although not quite as exciting as book 2, was still exciting enough to keep me reading. I wanted to know who the demon was this time and how it was going to be stopped. I wanted to know what was going on with Eve and Luke and I wanted to know some stuff about Jess but if I tell you what it was, I might spoil some things.
Fever is a great third book in the series and I just hope future books keep getting better, as this one did. It is quite a short and easy read but one that is thoroughly entertaining. It’s funny, exciting and has demons and witches. What more could you ask for?