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Waiting on Wednesday: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

>>Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Here's my choice for this week's Waiting on Wednesday,  hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publication Date: March 22, 2011

From Goodreads:
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.


  1. oh wow!! totally awesome cover! i hadn't heard of this one before!!

  2. I have heard a little about this one, and it is on my TBR list too. Isn't the cover gorgeous? It caught my attention right away. Great choice!

  3. Cool cover, looks interesting. I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

  4. Great pick! I've been hearing a lot about Wither recently.

    My WoW is Bad Taste in Boys.

  5. I've seen this one floating around the blogosphere on wishlists for a while now, and the premise sounds fantastic. I love dystopian defying-the-system reads!

  6. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Yes, I was really intrigued by the dystopian premise! Sounds very unique!

  7. Fascinating pick and the cover is amazing! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Yes, gotta have this one. Loving the cover and a great title.

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