Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: March 22, 2011
We’ve got another must read for you! This time, it’s a dystopian novel byLauren DeStefano that will have you hooked from page one.
Wither describes a world where, because of genetic engineering, women can only live until they are twenty and men live until they are twenty five. Many search for a cure. But there’s none to be found.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine is kidnapped during a job interview in Manhattan, she finds herself being picked among a handful of girls to be a wife to Linden, the son of first generation and doctor Vaughn…
Rhine joins her sister wives, Cicely and Jenna, as they live in a mansion that allows no outside contact. But Rhine yearns to be reunited with her twin brother, Rowan, and is willing to do everything possible to earn the trust of her husband, Linden, and become first wife.
It all sounds easy until Rhine develops feelings for servant, Gabriel. He shares Rhine’s feelings, but doesn’t know what life is like on the outside, since he’s an orphan and has been living in the mansion for as long as he can remember.
Intrigued yet? Wither is an excellent read, but also a bit dark! Makes you wonder if anything like this will happen in the future. Eek…