Thursday, 2 August 2012

Book Review: Wither by:Lauren DeStefano

My Rating: ★★★★
Date Published: March 22nd, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 358
Do I own it?: Yes. (gorgeous cover)


By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking 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 kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. 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 is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?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?

This book broke my 5 star streak!:( So I have a lot to say about this novel. First, It was really good, but it just wasn't amazing. There were a lot of things that bothered me, like the sister wives. That is, and will always be disgusting. I would never be able to share my husband, and it just bothers me. It really is gross. Another thing, is Vaughn. Everytime he came into the story, I wanted to punch him in the face. Every single time. Cecily was just annoying. I don't know if i'm the only one, but I actually liked Linden. He wasn't a bad guy.

Without a doubt, the cover of this book is gorgeous,and it will look amaing on my shelf. I really enjoyed the world, and what happened to the world was really interesting to read about. It always is in Dystopian books. The idea for this novel was really cool. I loved the idea, but the story could've been a little better. There were some part where I found that I was extremely bored, but I still kept reading, because I wanted to know what happens in the end. And I loved the ending so much. It was probably one of the best endings I've ever read. So, I guess on the review side of things, I'm in the middle. I really liked the book, but I also kinda didn't. It wasn't that the author didn't do a good job, it's just that there were things that bothered me,and just is really gross, like sister wives. Altough I am still very excited to buy the next book in the series; Fever.

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