Monday, April 4, 2011
Wither(Chemical Garden, #1)
When I first started this book, I thought it was pretty interesting of the authors world in this book. It gave us what the future can be like when death for males is at 25 and females at 20. I thoroughly loved the book and cant wait until the next chapter of Rhines life. I loved her relationship with Gabriel and that it would lead to opportunities for their future even if she didnt love her husband Linden. I felt compassionate for the characters because of how young they are and how they have to become adults at such a young age. It had a great plot lines and different twists of life. We can expect great things from this author. I read this on KOBO and I thought it was also well written.
I highly recommend this book to whoever is in need to explore a new reality that could become of the human race. Its hypothetical but it can also make you cry in some parts.
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.
When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can't bring herself to hate him as much as she'd like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?