Thursday, June 2, 2011

Review: Wither

 Release Date: March 22nd 2011
 Publishers: Simon & Schuster 
 Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction

Goodreads Synopsis
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 limited time she has left.

Review: 5 stars
Wither left me speechless. Lauren Destefano throws you into a frightening world where females live up to the age of twenty, while males live up to twenty-five. Due to this virus, children have no time for childhood; they are forced into adulthood. Few are privilege enough to have both parent.

Wither is wonderfully written; I can't remember the last time I encountered so many words I never heard of. The scenes are so vivid, I kinda wish I took my time reading this book. The characters feel so real. I desperately wanted Rhine and her sister wives to find way out of their situation. My hearts bleeds for Rhine throughout this book. Despite her situation, she's keen on escaping her prison to be reunited with her brother.

I love everything about Wither, especially its jacket. Its so brilliantly designed, I couldn't stop staring at it! If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. 


  1. A lot of reviews from this book have been floating around, and I really need to get my paws on a copy(:
    Awesome review, and I'm glad you liked it:D

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  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment on my blog. And I'll have to check that book out, is it a series?

  3. No need to thank me it's the I can do. And yes, it is a series :)


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