Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Published by Simon & Schuster, March 22, 2011)

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 she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

I mostly post about young adult historical fiction for Waiting on Wednesday, to bring attention to new titles in the genre, but I do read other genres as well and this book just looks so good and I am dying to read it so I decided to feature something different this week.


Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I'm waiting with you, Rebecca :) Wither sounds so very good!

Robyn Campbell said...

This book DOES look so DANG good. Waiting... :)

Nancy said...

Great choice, it was a wonderful read. If your interested I can send it out to you.

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