Friday, May 13, 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Rhine Ellery is sixteen years old. She has been kidnapped, separated from her twin brother, and forced into a polygamous marriage. She is obviously upset by this event--but not at all surprised. In Rhine's world, modern science has led to a terrible turn of events: the life expectancy of a male is twenty-five and females only live to age 20. Desperate to populate the world, wealthy families kidnap young brides in order to keep the world's population from dying out.

Rhine adjusts to her life as a virtual prisoner in her new husband's home, as well as the company of her sister wives. But as her relationship with her husband, Linden, begins to become complicated, will she lose her desire to escape? Secrets are brewing in the compound, and knowing too much has Rhine fearing for her life.

This book is recommended for fans of the dystopian genre, examples of which include The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Bumped.

This book is the first installment in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. Click here to request it.