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Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano
Wither (Chemical Garden)
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A stunning debut YA novel, destined to blow the dystopian genre wide open - The Handmaid's Tale for a new generation. This edition will contain a sneak preview of Fever, and a brand new short story by Lauren DeStefano: "The First Bride". Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery has only four years left to... show more
A stunning debut YA novel, destined to blow the dystopian genre wide open - The Handmaid's Tale for a new generation. This edition will contain a sneak preview of Fever, and a brand new short story by Lauren DeStefano: "The First Bride". Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery has only four years left to live when she is kidnapped by the Gatherers and forced into a polygamous marriage. Now she has one purpose: to escape, find her twin brother, and go home - before her time runs out forever. What if you knew you exactly when you would die? In our brave new future, DNA engineering has resulted in a terrible genetic flaw. Women die at the age of 20, men at 25. Young girls are being abducted and forced to breed in a desperate attempt to keep humanity ahead of the disease that threatens to eradicate it. 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage - and Linden's cruel father. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007386987 (0007386982)
ASIN: 0007386982
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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5.0 ive been dead for 3yrs :(
I read this in less than 12 hrs, enough said :)
There's more to life than reading, but it's a good place to start
There's more to life than reading, but it's a good place to start rated it
1.0 Review: Wither by Lauren Destefano
***There are massive spoilers ahead. You have been warned.*** So, you know that feeling you get when water starts inexplicably pouring through the ceiling and you're powerless to do anything other than place a yellow Moshi Monsters bucket beneath the deluge and pray to all the gods that the flood ...
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Kayleigh {K-Books} rated it
4.0 Wither (Chemical Garden #1)
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 t...
Afterwords
Afterwords rated it
4.0 Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
If you've read this post, you know that I've recently realized I am not the biggest dystopian fan (read it to find out why). That being said, I've got to admit I've been greatly and pleasantly surprised by Wither; it was an engrossing, interesting read bound to enthrall many readers out there.The st...
Elysium
Elysium rated it
1.0 Wither (Chemical Garden)
DNF page 136I was just so bored and couldn't connect with the characters at all.
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