July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (53)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Wither by Lauren Destefano

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

Book 1 in the Chemical Garden Trilogy

Release Date: March 22, 2011


  1. Oh this is a new title for me and sound intriguing. I will be looking for this one. Thanks.

  2. Wow, I haven't heard of this one but I'm loving the sound of it! And the cover is gorgeous as well, I always like collecting books with beautiful covers:)

  3. This one sounds great! I like dystopia.

  4. This one's on my wishlist as well!

  5. I've seen this one around quite a lot today. It sounds and looks brilliant - nice pick!

  6. I've seen this one a few times. I love the cover! Great pick!


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