Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday [64] - Wither


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.


Reason: This sounds so different than what's out right now. I'm excited to hear more about it as the release date gets closer.

Cover Discussion: Gorgeous! Dark and intriguing! I like the colors that were used and the interesting layout of the lines/circles.

Wither will be released March 22nd!

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Blodeuedd said...

I really really want that one too

audreygeddes said...

This sounds like a really fascinating story. Thanks for the great review! You might also enjoy Kelly A. Harmon's new one out called, "Blood Soup," which is about murder, betrayal and comeuppance. I found myself totally absorbed into the story and the characters.

Heather H. said...

Ooh, this book does sound unique! But why do girls die sooner? It's always guys dying first in the statistics I've seen, haha.

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