Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WOW: Wither By Lauren DeStefano

Author: Lauren Destefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 356
Release: March 22nd, 2011

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 limted time she has left.

Why did I choose this?? What's not to love?? The Bio is simply intriguing as well as the cover. I hope March comes soon because I can't wait to did my hands into this one. What do you guys thing???


Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Great choice. I'm really looking forward to reading this one, too!

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

great pick! this one looks awesome!

Rhine said...

Why wait until March when you could win an ARC of Wither now. Enter to win at

Cleverly Inked said...

I'm half way through this one and it's amazing~~

Willa said...

Can't wait to read this one!!! It sounds so cool and ooh the cover is sweet!

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