Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme event created by Breaking the Spine to help showcase upcoming releases. I first learned about it through WORD for Teens.

This week I'm waiting for Wither, by Lauren DeStefano.

Summary from Goodreads:
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 Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
A lot of bloggers were lucky enough to get ARCs of this book (unfortunately I wasn't one of the lucky ones), and I don't think I've read a bad review yet. I love, LOVE dystopian fiction, and this sounds like it will be a fresh take. Cannot wait. Wither is scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster on March 22. 

What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your reading!


  1. This definitely looks interesting. I'm waiting for this one.

  2. I've seen this a few times and it looks great! I can't wait for it now! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  3. I do have this one sitting on my shelf waiting for me. I am dying to read it, I might have to move it to the top of the stack!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  4. I am waiting for this one too. Cannot wait to read it. Great pick!

  5. here's mine

  6. Great selection!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  7. This is one I want to read badly too.

    My WOW


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