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Waiting on Wednesday (7) – Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Posted by on October 12, 2010
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about
(created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

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 limited time she has left.


I like the sound of this one, it doesn’t seem like many of the paranormal YA novels I’ve read.

Wither will be released March 22nd, 2011 (the same date as The Dark and Hollow Places)!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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25 comments

  1. huh, interesting how girls have shorter life spans than guys in this (naturally it's the other way around), wonder if it has to do with the general patriarchy-with-an-iron-fist vibe going on here lol

  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now YOUR newest follower. It looks like we have a lot of book tastes in common. I look forward to reading more of your posts. And this book sounds really interesting, doesn't it? :)

  3. Hey! Thanks for reading and following my blog. That means a lot. I also grew up in Texas AND was homeschooled! It looks like we have a similar taste in books, too. How neat. Can't wait to read all of your posts :)

  4. This looks excellent! I can't wait to read it.
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog! I've poked around yours a bit and I really like it, I'm a new follower. :)

  5. Thanks for stopping at my blog and becoming a follower! ^_^

    I'm a little skeptical about this book but it looks like it is ….interesting to read. When you finally have it in your hands and read it, will you tell if it's good?

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