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“The story of Fever is interesting and keeps you reading untill the book is done. Watching later in the book how Fever came to live with Mr. Crumb is also very interesting. Being Fever would be a hard life.
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“Narrated by the author. Since she was discovered as a baby in a basket, Fever Crumb has lived with the Order of Engineers in Godshawk’s Head, the first and only girl in the group. She’s been raised on rational thought and trained not to give in to emotional expression. Now she is old enough to be...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Into the future
I chose this book because we were supposed to choose a sci-fi based book so this one boo caught my eye because it said they were moving cities and in the future. So I wanted to find out what was happening in the book. It turns out when I read the book (no spoilers) if wasn't about moving cities at all, it was about a girl that was in probably the weirdest system of all. I mean this whole system of engineers was so rational and logical that it was crazy. They wouldn't even have hair and couldn't suggest any ideas or do anything if it wasn't rational.
What touches me most about this book is that the human race in this book is in such a poor state. Because they are in the 30th CENTURY they have no more non-renewable resources. So basically all they have is wood and some of today's electronics which they say are from ancient times considering this book is placed about 10 centuries from today.
Philip Reeve write this book because he had written a book before called Mortal Engines where it was set way,way,way,way, WAY in the future. It was where all the cities were huge motorized vehicles. After he had finished and time had passed he begun taking interest in the future world set book that he had wrote because there were so many things that he liked to write about in that book. So he created a new series based a few thousand years before the setting of Mortal Engines but still way ahead of toady. He had thought of the name fever crumb when he was writing mortal engines but never got to putting her in the story. So he used he as the main character in the first book and also decided to call the first book, Fever Crumb. Also the last line that is in the book is, "I am Fever Crumb."
“At first I didn't like it, like I do with a lot of books, but once you get into it, it gets better! So just keep reading! This book has action, and a little bit of mystery. Read it to find out Fever Crumb's true identity.”Zoe wrote this review Tuesday, November 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've put off reading this for years. Just one of those books that I knew was supposed to be good, but I just couldn't get excited about. Well, of course, I LOVED it! Fever is an atypical teen at first (due to her engineering upbringing), but after being in the "real" world for a little while, she starts to change.
My favorite characters are Kit's children, Ruin and Fern (and Noodle Poodle!). They provide comedy and sweetness and human feeling to the story. ”
“Fever Crumb is an apprentice to Dr. Crumb. She is the only girl engineer, because the engineers believe females are too emotional to be rational engineers, but since they helped raise Fever from infancy that she doesn't have those impairments. One day, Kit Solent, a digger (archaeologist), comes to ask for Fever's help. What she encounters begins to have memories that she doesn't think are her own appear with more frequency. This is a really good steampunk version of a futuristic London. This is the first in a quartet.”Glenda H wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as mortal engines but still good”Knight O'neal of Watimar wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An excellent YA dystopia with some interesting twists. I especially loved how the author developed the world of this novel - set 1,000 years in the future following a serious technology regression. In this world people live in wooden homes with thatched roofs and are hauled around town in sedan chairs. Electricity is considered "Ancient Tech" and no one really knows how it works.
On top of this fascinating future world, this novel has a truly compelling plot full of twisty turns and shaky morals. Loved it! I may need to check out other books by Phillip Reeve!”
“I will admit that when I started this book, there were a few idiosyncrasies of the author's style that bugged me. Once I got a bit more into the book, they seemed more natural, or I just got used to them. This is the first in the Fever Crumb trilogy by Philip Reeve. It is a steam punk novel. Fever Crumb has a secret in a world that is both familiar and mysterious. Her secret holds the key to the past and the future of the London Reeve has created! It is an entertaining book, and is one that makes me actually want to read the second in the series, a A Web of Air. Not quite as good as the Leviathan Series by Scott Westerfeld, this book would make a good introduction to steampunk literature with those unfamiliar with the genre. ”Jim Geiermann wrote this review Tuesday, June 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“good book. i really like the beginning, and the post-apocalyptic world he creates that has archaelogical digs for "modern" technology. I like the characters. Although it seemed like the ending differed from how i expected it would. i actually rate it a 4.5”Matea~ The strawberry grows underneath the nettle- Henry V/Shakespeare wrote this review Monday, June 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fever Crumb is about a girl living in post-apocalyptic world with an order of engineers. She is summoned by a local archeologist to live and work alongside him. By Grady”Grade Six wrote this review Thursday, May 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fever was raised by Dr. Crumb among the Engineers of Godsocks Head. She was raised to leave emotion behind and deal with the rational side of life. Sent to assist a small time archeologist, Fever is cast into a world ruled by emotion. Many Londoners of her time are rough and dangerous and they will take Fever down before they allow the Skriven to take London once more.”Ms. McKellips wrote this review Monday, May 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No