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"Eventually I realize that I am holding on to him just as tightly as he holds on to me. And here we are: two small dying things, as the world ends around us like falling autumn leaves."

Wither by: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: S&S
Book #1 of 3
Written in first person
358 Pages

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.

I honestly have been sitting here for a few hours just wondering where to start with this book...just WOW it completely took me by surprise..I originally bought this book because of the cover (Its SO pretty!!) ...I read the description and figured it be an 'okay' read...I had no idea I was gonna be swept away into this scary mesmerizing world of Rhine's....

Rhine is 16...she has 4 years left to her life before she drops like a the old world people tried to make generations stronger...healthier, they never imagined that their 'cure' was going to make all future generation girls only live till 20 and boys till 25..Rhine has been captured along with 2 other girls to be a rich man, Lindens brides. but Rhine will not stay trapped in this house of lies...everything around her is haunting and fake and even if she has 4 years left....she is gonna escape...or die trying.

This book completely blew my mind, Rhine is such a strong character! You cant help but sit there and be rooting for her to get out of there, I loved all the characters in this book, especially Jenna one of Rhine's sister wives. I even found myself loving Linden sometimes...but then kicked some sense into myself and reminded myself what an IDIOT he is to not realize the monster his father is. People I found myself hating were Cecily..who was nothing but annoying from day one. and Vaughn who just plain gives me the creeps...

 All in all I would recommend this book to anyone, I normally don't like dystopia books..but this one will captivate you from page one and have you dying for the second installment when you finish!

Notes: This cover seriously has the prettiest cover ever, I  cannot wait to see what they put together for the second book that will be released in 2012 (:

(oh btw this books ending...perfect!)


Anonymous said...

You've convinced me :)
I've past this book in the bookstore a couple times, and I agree, the cover is beautiful. I like a bit of dystopia, so I think I'm buying this book!

Diana said...

i loved this book and im glad to see you did too :)

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Kpowell= I hope you like it as much as I did !(:

Diana= Ah yes loved it and cannot wait for the next one!(:

Natalie Valdes said...

The cover is beautiful I've seen this book floating around the blogging world an after your review, I'm positive I will be reading it!

caroline.taylor078 said...

I have this in my to read pile so I should be reading it in the coming weeks, I agree about the cover, its gorgeous, I love the girls hair so much!

Allison said...

I always see this book on the shelves of my favorite book store, but I've never picked it up! I think I will now! It seems awesome!