Monday, June 6, 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: March 22nd  2011
Publisher: Simon Schuster 
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 358
Source: Purchased

Series: Book
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 will be straight right away and tell you the following:
·         Wither is my favorite debut in 2011 (so far)
·         Wither is considered one of my favorite books of all time
·         Wither is my favorite dystopian
I read Wither based on twitter recommendations but seriously, I wasn’t really excited for it because it is a dystopian. Don’t get me wrong, but I've read dystopian books from before and they were the same. But I was wrong, in fact, I regret waiting that long to start reading Wither.

Wither made me travel… to where might be the future be like. I was introduced to Rhine who was kidnapped to get married to Linden to have babies.

The plot and setting of the novel was unique on its own. I know how it looks. I know every detail of the house, of her room. The writing is nothing like I've read from before. It was so rich of exquisite words. The fact that the book's storyline took place on over a year without me realizing, shows how the pacing was so fast and so delicate.

Each character in this book was fantastic. Even the "bad guy" who destroyed Rhine's life was so real and genuine.  

Hopefully, the world doesn’t turn that ugly in the future. Keep us safe, government.
And please have a look at the cover. Beautiful!

Overall, Lauren DeStefano is a great writer. I will be reading every book written by her. I even read every tweet she tweets. She is fun to follow on twitter. I could see myself reading Wither over and over again and that why I considered it my favorite debut.

Tata for now
P.S. No matter what I say, I will never do this book any justice. Go pick up your copy and you will know why.    


Tribute Books said...

Wonder what Housemaster Vaughn's next move is going to be?

Anonymous said...

Wither was an amazing dystopian! It was a quiet dystopian but there was so much action and rebellion underneath the surface of everything. The writing was just beautiful. I can't wait to read the sequel!

The Fiction Fairy said...
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The Fiction Fairy said...

I just finished Wither and I am in love with it! I can't wait for the next book, I have soooooo many questions! Check out my review on it,

Mrs. V said...

I also thought this was a fantastic debut, and I can't wait for the next two!


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