Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: "Wither"

Wating on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we talk about the books we can't wait to get our hands on.

My pick this week is "Wither" by Lauren DeStefano

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

Wither is officially released March 22nd 2011.

What are your pick this week?


jacmom said...

The cover for this one is so pretty! :) I'm looking forward to reading this one as well.

Krystal said...

What a great sounding book! And the cover is stunning! Can't wait to read it!

Melissa said...

I freaking LOVE this cover and the sound of this! Great pick this week :)

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