Stand back – I’m doing science! Well, I’m not, but the characters in this novel do. Virology and String Theory…I don’t really understand them, but I know of them.
Speculative fiction often requires a hefty dose of suspension of disbelief, but Fever requires too much. Time travel, and “Parallon” (which may be some parallel limbo). Reincarnation. My brain does not compute these, so the story doesn’t work for me.
Neither do the characters. Eva Koretsky has beauty, brains, musical ability, acting ability…she’s a Special Snowflake. Her ex-friend Ruby is stereotypically jealous, and possessive of Eva’s love interest. It all reads very familiar, and not in a good way.
Still, I’m interested to learn more about the science, so I’ll give the sequel, Delirium, a crack in 2013.