Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review - "Wither" by Lauren Destafano

Publisher - Simon & Schuster
Release Date -March 22, 2011
Number of Pages - 358
Series - Chemical Garden #1

Another review for you!
The synopsis of this book is :
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.

- Great characters
- This book made me like the dystopian genre a lot more!
- A very interesting plot
- Beautiful cover! Loved the use of symbolism on it.
- Well thought out and described setting.

- Might be a little disturbing for some people (Not me!)

An amazing book! I am looking forward to the next book!

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