Friday, April 20, 2012


Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1)
by Lauren DeStefano
358 pages

In a not too distant future, males are dying at 25 and females at 20, due to a genetic mishap caused by previous generations.  To carry on the human race, females are being abducted right and left to become brides to wealthy males.

This is what happens to 16 year old Rhine, the protagonist.  Kidnapped and taken away from her twin brother Rowan, Rhine is taken from New York to Florida to become the wife of Linden, a wealthy 21 year old male.

Rhine becomes a bride along with two other girls: 18 year old Jenna and 13 year old Cicily.  While Rhine's goal is to become first bride, it is so that she can gain Linden's trust and escape.  During her time in Linden's mansion, Rhine becomes close with her fellow brides, and even closer to a male servant, Gabriel.  She also learns to fear her new father-in-law, Vaughn, who will stop at nothing to find a cure for the virus that is slowly killing his son.

I read this book based on a recommendation, and I actually liked it.  I'm intrigued to see what will happen in the next book.

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