Waiting on Wednesday (7) – Wither by Lauren DeStefano

“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?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    October 13, 2010

    I've heard of this one. Still deciding whether I want to read it or not.

    Here's mine: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

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    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    October 13, 2010

    I hadn't heard of this one, but it seems like a refreshing change from the usual paranormal stories lately…hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:


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    October 13, 2010

    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

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    October 13, 2010

    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? :)

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    Vanessa Valiente

    October 13, 2010

    This sounds like a great book. I just added it to my Good Reads account.

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    October 13, 2010

    Great pick! I can't wait for this one, I love the cover! =)

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    October 13, 2010

    I'm waiting for this book too, it looks great. I love the cover too!

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    October 13, 2010

    I can't wait to read this! I love the blurb and I love the cover and I'm greatly looking forward to March:)

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    October 13, 2010

    I'm waiting for this one too! THe cover is to die for! ;)

    Come check out my WoW :D

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    October 13, 2010

    The cover of this is BEAUTIFUL! I love it.
    Come see what I'm waiting on this Wednesday…

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    October 13, 2010

    The book sounds really great an the cover is amazing! Thanks for reading my blog ! I'm a new follower

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    October 13, 2010

    This sounds really cool. Nice post!

    New Follwer!

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    October 13, 2010

    Ooh, I also can't wait for this one. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm now following you back :)

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    Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T

    October 13, 2010

    I want to read this one too! Great choice.

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    October 13, 2010

    I really want this one too! It looks incredible! Great choice this week.

    My WoW

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    October 14, 2010

    I really want this book as well. That cover and that plot just sound great.

    Check Out what I’m waiting for here.

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    October 14, 2010

    Even though I don't like dystopia, this sounds really interesting!
    Alison Can Read

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    Kristina Barnes♥

    October 14, 2010

    Ooh I'm waiting on this one too! :D I love the cover, the synopsis, just everything about it! I can't wait to read it. :)

    Here's my WoW.

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    October 14, 2010

    Great pick :) I want this one, too!

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    October 14, 2010

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower now. I love the cover of the book. I also read your review for Haunted and I just looked at that the other day.

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    Jessica Armenta

    October 14, 2010

    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 :)

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    October 14, 2010

    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. :)

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    Ayanami Faerudo

    October 15, 2010

    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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    October 16, 2010

    Hi darlin! Thanks so much for participating. Look forward to reading your reviews. XOXO – Parajunkee

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    October 17, 2010

    I love the cover on this one. I like the different story line too. I hopped over on the hop and am glad to find you. I'm following now.