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Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano
Wither (Chemical Garden)
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By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years--leaving the world in a state of panic. Geneticists seek a miracle antidote to restore the human race,... show more
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years--leaving the world in a state of panic. Geneticists seek a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Yet her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement; her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next; and Rhine has no way to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781442409064 (1442409061)
ASIN: 1442409061
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 Another dystopian teen meh
It wasn't BAD. It wasn't good in any different or outstanding way either. Too many of it's type crowding the shelves, and some of them are decidedly better. There were some nice bits on the relative strengh of the realtionships betweend sister wives and wife and husband, and there was some ring of...
suzemo
suzemo rated it
1.0 Wither
This is, without a doubt, the worst book I've read so far this year, and one of the worst books I've ever read. I picked this one up because of my dystopian junky needs, and because it involves gender issues, which is another subject I like to explore in literature. The premise is this: Citize...
Bibliophile in Mtl
Bibliophile in Mtl rated it
5.0 Books I couldn't put down.
I realized there are some books I read in one sitting, or that I just can't put down and want to sneak into my entire day. Or when I finish the first book, I'm shocked and slightly angered that there isn't a next book in a series to continue. This won't be an in depth review. More of more of a list ...
Booknerds are Awesome
Booknerds are Awesome rated it
5.0 Sci-fi and Dystopian/ Futuristic World. Definitely Read......
This is one of my favorite books ever. The plot is amazing i like how it is science-fiction and dystopian and how the story takes different and unexpected twists. I loved the characters and how the story starts coming together little by little. This story has betrayal and suspense and it has a lovel...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
3.0 Wither
Another Dystopian YA that hit the bookshops and my library after the success of The Hunger Games. I had some problems with the genetics part of this book, as a training Biomedical Scientist. With advancing technology a way is found to cure people from all diseases. The only downside to this wonder...
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