Waiting on Wednesday (15) - Wither by Lauren DeStefano

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing
Release Date: March 22, 2011

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.

I'm not sure what I'm liking more at this moment the cover or the sound of this plot description because both seem to be pretty awesome!

Wither is the first novel in the Chemical Garden trilogy and I already can't wait to dive into this dystopian novel and see what debut author Lauren DeStefano has in store for us!

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  1. This one's on my wishlist too - there seem to be so many awesome-sounding dystopian YA novels being published these days! I think it's such a creative, broad genre :D

  2. I absolutely agree with you. This looks AMAZING! I am loving all of these dystopian trilogies lately. I am putting this one on my "to buy" list which unfortunately is around 50 books long. :)

  3. I'm really liking the rise in dystopian novels too and oh my goodness, it's almost scary how many books I want to buy, lol. That list just grows longer and longer... :)

  4. Yep there's a couple dystopian books coming out next year that I'm interested in too.