Saturday, December 18, 2010

New On My Shelf: Wither by Lauren DeStefano


So excited to find this one in the mail today!!


From Goodreads....


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.


Publication date: March 22, 2011

6 comments:

Jenny said...

YAY! I got this one last week and I was so excited to find it in my mailbox! I can't wait to start it, it's going to be my holiday read where I can sit down and not be bothered by anyone:) Can't wait to see what you think Angelique!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I want this. Enjoy :)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Can't wait to see what you think of this one. I haven't read any reviews of it yet. I love the cover! Pretty!

Books for Company said...

Enjoy! l would be excited too, the cover is amazing.
Books For Company

Midnyte Reader said...

Yipes. This one sounds creepy!

GMR said...

Ooh...I got this one a week or so ago as well! Can't wait to dive into it...sounds good. Happy reading!