Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ripped from the security and comfort of her twin brother and the home that she grew up in, Rhine is kidnapped and sold to a wealthy man and becomes one of four sister wives which are required to provide their husband with friendship, companionship, love, and children. With humanity slowly dying out because of the virus, which kills women at the age of 20 and men at 25, society has become lawless and the value of human life something of days gone by.
Rhine will do anything to escape the cage she has been living in. No amount of fancy clothing, exquisite food, or entertainment can replace the feeling of freedom. The question is how is she to escape when she can't even find the front door? Not only does Rhine have to figure out how to get out of her current life of luxury and imprisonment, but she also has to figure out what she feels for her husband and if maybe there isn't someone else who she won't be able to leave behind when she goes.
Lauren DeStefano creates a future world that is disturbing and engaging, leaving you wishing for the next book.
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