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Waiting on Wednesday: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Published March 2011

This book sounds amazing - I love a bit of dystopian fiction and this one sounds particularly good.

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.


Naj said…
Great choice! I wanted Wither too. :D

What I'm waiting for this wednesday
Elodie said…
I want it, I want it !!! Great pick !!
Oh this one is DEFINITELY on my wishlist too. Or is at least on my metal wishlist if not on any physical ones :) I do heart dystopian fiction.
Aimee said…
Great pick! I've seen this so many times that I am really really starting to get excited for it! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press
The Book Angel said…
I've seen this book on a few WoW's and it's one that I'm definitely going to be picking up! Great pick this week! : )

My Waiting on Wednesday is here:
serendipity_viv said…
Love dystopian too. Bit sad that they die so early though.
BLHmistress said…
OH I have been wanting this one badly too. Great Pick!

Agree with you on this one. This one has been on my wish list since I first read the synopsis and saw the cover. One I'm really looking forward to reading.
Alexia561 said…
I just finished reading this one and it's amazing! Hope you love it as much as I did!