Fever Crumb

Reeve, Philip

Paperback - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fever Crumb
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., [2011], c2009
Edition: 1st pbk. printing
ISBN: 054522215X
Branch Call Number: FIC R
Characteristics: v, 325 p. ; 20 cm.


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Mar 19, 2015

A post-apocalyptic steampunk rollercoaster of adventure awesomeness. After almost total destruction of the world from nuclear war, cities roll around on giant machines to escape the natural disasters that ensue. While rolling around the cities eat each other. Seriously. Big cities devour tiny cities, bigger cities devour big cites, and so on and so on. At the same time the cities are fighting a rebel group looking to get cities to finally stay put.

London faces an unknown threat from the North that will end up being the key to Fever's memories, who she really is, and eventually the future of the world.

Mar 07, 2015
  • qwert123 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I think the characters were not as likeable as the mortal engine series, I did like ho it ties in with the mortal engines and the degree of underlying mystery was great.

Dec 28, 2014

When I finished Fever Crumb I never wanted it to end, it is a gripping thrill ride.

Fever is a 13 year old girl who has grown up as an engineer. She has had her head shaved as is the tradition in the guild of engineers, and works with old tech. Her life is suddenly changed when she finds out that her mother is one of the old enemy, and her foster father, Kit Solent, is her real father.

This book really appealed to me because it is fast paced with amazing detail. I loved it. I would recommend it to ages 12 plus.

Fever Crumb is the prequel to the great Mortal Engines series (but it can be read as a standalone).

Apr 28, 2013

1. Fever Crumb
2. A web of Air
3. Scrivener's Moon
1. Mortal Engines
2. Predator's Gold
3. Infernal Devices
4. Darkling Plain
1. Traction City

Aug 15, 2012
  • BieberFever108 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I couldn't put this book down. It was captivating! Sometimes I would have to re-read a chapter because I missed something. I like female heroines, because I can typically relate to the character. Overall this book is great!

Jul 10, 2012
  • ARTard rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fever Crumb is definitely not the sort of stuff I generally read (although I'm pretty open to anything) but I figured I'd give it a try anyways. It definitely was intriguing, however by the second book I felt the story's conclusion was really rushed and easy to get lost in (and not in a good way). Fever is definitely a cool heroine though; not one you normally come across.
I found Reeve's method of writing entertaining. It made it a little bit easier to wrap my head around the concept of the post-apocalyptic world and all the different customs, beliefs, etcetera considering one could say I more or less came across this book not sure what to expect at all.

Feb 03, 2012
  • lms rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

finding yourself in a post - apocalyptic world

Jan 25, 2012
  • Ventus279 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I have to agree with the person two comments down from me.
After the second part it became pretty messed up.

Jan 14, 2012

is it science fiction?????

Jul 20, 2011
  • debico373 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

loved this book. I especially enjoyed all the quirky versions of actual London place names in the post apocalyptic setting. Well-paced, and very visual.

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