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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
(Simon & Schuster/March 22, 2011)

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 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 she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Another dysptopian novel, I think. Sounds good though & reminds me faintly of Children of Men (don't want the population to die out) but I definitely want to get my hands on a copy of this novel when it comes out!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


Jenny said...

I can't wait for this one either! Love the premise and the cover is gorgeous. Great choice this week:)

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