Sunday, 11 March 2012

My review of Wither

11/03/12 - Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1) by Lauren DeStefano - Released 22nd March 2011

An extraordinary adventure of a girl longs for freedom.
Wither
At age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years to live. Thanks to a botched effort to create a perfect race, all females live to be twenty, and males live to age twenty-five. While geneticists seek a miracle antidote, orphans roam the streets and polygamy abounds.

After Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she is desperate to escape from her husband's strange world, which includes a sinister father-in-law in search of the antidote and a slew of sister wives who are not to be trusted. On the cusp of her seventeenth birthday, Rhine attempts to flee--but what she finds is a society spiralling into anarchy.

Wither has been on my TBR list for almost a year now and I was ecstatic to finally start reading it. It wasn't exactly what I expected, it came as quite a shock when I read the first few chapters and found out that the main character lived in such a horrible world. I fell head over heals for the idea of the whole men die at 25 and women die at 20. Wither is an addictive dystopian novel that is quite similar to the film 'In Time'.

I found the characters enjoyable and very interesting to read about. I loved reading about Rhine's past and about her twin brother, Rowan. Rhine was kidnapped and taken to be married to Governor Linden, a rich man in need of wives on his arm. Through out the book, Rhine thought a lot about Rowan. They're really close and she obviously loves him a lot. I really wanted to meet Rowan in this book because of the way he was described; strong, protective, fun (at times).

Sadly, Rhine was too busy locked up in Linden's mansion. She had company though; Linden's other wives, Jenna and Cecily. At first, I didn't like them very much, but as I read more about them they became unique. I also loved reading about Gabriel. I would've liked some more description about the way he looked when him and Rhine first met. I didn't feel that knowing his hair and eye colour was enough. But, he was very interesting and incredibly charming!

The ending has left me wondering about Rhine's future. Will she ever get back to her brother? I need to know! I also need more Gabriel. Luckily, Fever, the sequel, is already released! It has some really great reviews and I...just really want to get it! Those who have read Wither will know that the ending is sweet and very touching. Definitely a great ending! Not much of cliffhanger....okay, maybe it is, but it isn't a DUM DUM DUM ending.

Overall, Wither is a book that will have you biting your nails and furiously flipping pages. A book that you won't forget in a long time.

I rate this book:

16 comments:

  1. Haha! I literally just posted a review for Wither on my blog too. http://thebibliophilescorner.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/book-review-wither/

    This has also been on my TBR list for a year. I'm so glad we both finally read and enjoyed this book at the same time. ;)

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  2. My Dad took pity on my poverty and bought me a copy of this last week, and I'm DYING to read it! All the reviews of Fever around at the minute just make me want to read it more :)

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. awesome review...really can't wait to read it :)! :D :D I ordered it, should arrive real soon :)

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  4. Indonesia version also georgeous <3

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  5. Oh wow I certainly didn't know that about this book! The cover caught my attention immediately when I first saw it but that's an interesting idea!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  6. I really enjoyed your review of Wither. Sadly, I enjoyed your review better than the little bit of the book that I read. I have read so many mixed reviews on Wither. For me, it just wasn't the best. I really tried to get involved, but alas, it was not to be. I will satisfy my curiosity with your review! :)

    Jaime Lynn
    jeepgirl529@yahoo.com

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  7. Wither has been on my TBR for the longest time. Is it something like Delirium? I haven't read that one either. I'm not big on romance since I love the chicks to be more of a kick ass type. :)

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  8. glad to hear you liked it so much! its 4th on my tbr list now. cant wait to read it!

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  9. Thanks for the great review.
    I just bought this book so hearing good things about it definitely a bonus. XD

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  10. Great review! I can't wait to read this book because I loved the first one. The cover is beautiful too

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  11. Great review! Cant wait to get my hands on this!!

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  12. Can you believe I still haven't read this?! It sounds so awesome, and I just haven't gotten to it yet. Great review! :)

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  13. I didn't have high expectations for WIther but it blew my mind. It was so interesting even Rhine spent most of her time inside of the house.

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  14. good review, wither one of my favorite dystopia too :)

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  15. I LOVE THIS BOOK !!!
    And ... Great review ;)

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  16. I also read Wither and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read Fever now. (PS. I agree with you about the DUM DUM DUM ending :p)

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D