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Friday, May 13, 2011



Wither  by Lauren DeStefano
Pages: 358 (Hardcover)
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy # 1
  Release Date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

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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.

First Thoughts: The first think I thought of when I was looking at it in Borders was how lovely bother the plot and the cover is. That's it. I just found it interesting and brought it.

Cover: I thought the cover is stunning! And how every lines connected to one another and I actually got what it  means with the bird and the ring and Rhine and the hourglass! It's very eye-catching.

Setting: I really love that it's in the future, a so realistic world where you do know when you are going to die. And I love the gardens.

Characters: Rhine is a very unique, believable character, but it sometimes broke my heart when she uses Linden's heart to escape. I love Linden because he's... like innocent , he don't know what his father is doing and he thinks that his wives just want to be wives. I am always thinking "who going to ever tell that boy?" I love Gabriel and Rhine together, but I wished there was more time with those two only. The end of the book almost killed me when Jenna died aka killed.

Plot: All I can say is that I love the plot, but sometimes it's a little too dramatic. But the marriages and the short lives and the deaths helped make it stronger.

Recommends:  Dysotopian fans!

Rate: ★ 4/5 stars

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