This week I'm waiting for...
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Releasing on: March 22nd, 2011
I think that basically everyone's waiting for this book since I've been seeing it in so many Waiting on Wednesday's over the past few weeks, but it sounds really good. The cover is also absolutely beautiful! I'm definitely reading this one for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge :DWhat 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.
What are you guys waiting for this week?