What good things can I say about Sever? Hm, well, it was better than Fever in terms of actual story importance and the prose was pretty. Yep. That’s about it really. This book is simply just nonsensical. There is little explanation, motivation, or reason for the story, characters, and world-building. I won’t even say that the story is convenient because random stuff just happens for cheap dramatics. It’s lazy. The characters are really no different from Wither, none of them have grown or developed. I’d even say that Rhine regresses. Linden remains willfully ignorant and I still can’t believe that I’m supposed to believe he’s a good love-interest, let alone person. And I still can’t believe I’m supposed to accept him and forgive him after all the awful things he’s allowed to happen. Everyone makes excuses for him in this book. It’s fucking problematic. This story is a jumbled mess of drivel. That’s the bottom line. There were some other things I found problematic in the text, and that may just be me and my ~liberal progressiveness~ but I was not happy to see them, yet again, in a YA novel.I'm reminded of that Walking Dead meme, actually. You know, this one:It sums up the book well.Thoughts on the cover:This cover—let me say this respectfully because apparently calling it ugly and poorly photoshopped is terribly disrespectful—is aesthetically not pleasing.