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Waiting on Wednesday #004: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Another gorgeous cover with a dystopian futuristic setting. I read recently a publisher stating that she thinks the dystopian future setting craze will burn out in the next two years. I hope she's wrong. They're like candy to me!

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: March 22, 2011

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 she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.


  1. I definitely agree, the dystopian YA genre is exploding right now and it's so broad that it allows writers to be very creative! Wither's on my wishlist too :)

    Love your header by the way, the colors & images are stunning!

  2. This one has been a pretty popular pick, and I can see why...gorgeous cover :)
    Hope you enjoy it!

  3. I've seen this one that cover! Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

  4. looking forward to this one too. I love Dystopian books!

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