Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.
Wither (Chemical Garden #1)
Want an awesome dystopian read? Then this book is for you.
Wither is takes place in a beautiful mansion in a crazed world. All females die at the age of 20, and males at the age of 25. This is the work of the disease, with no known cure. Rhine is 16 years old when she is kidnapped and forced to marry a man named Linden. While living in his house, her and her sister wives realize just how dangerous, in fact deadly, the world has come to be.
I LOOOVED this book! And the cover!! I have been waiting for this book for sooo long and I was ecstatic to read it! And let me tell you, I was not dissappointed. The three main sister wives are so incredibly REAL. While reading this book, I felt like I was watching a movie. Everything is so picturesque. Of course, this book has a dark side. There are creepy "villians," blood and death galore. But it's so exciting! This book will have you turning pages at a fantastic rate! I can' wait until the next in the series comes out!