Saturday, May 07, 2011

On My Wishlist #15: Wither

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City where you can talk about a book you want to read but haven't actually bought yet.

My pick for this week is...

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

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 limted time she has left.

I've seen this book around on other blogs lots of times, and the idea sounds interesting - I hope I'll get to read it soon!

What's on your wishlist this week?


  1. I've also seen this book a lot.

  2. I really want to read this one too!

    It's not released in the UK until August.


  3. I have this one on my TBR pile, I hope to get to it soon! Hope you get your wish soon!

    Here's mine:

  4. I got a little carried away with requesting books from the library. Usually the books trickle in but the library couriers were super efficient and now I'm buried under books. Come see which book I'm featuring this week.


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