What I’m waiting for : Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1)

March, 22nd 2011 (US)
Simon & Schuster

What 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.

I was lucky to meet Maggie Stiefvater last week end in Montreuil when she came in France and she suggested me this book. She told me the plot and I’ve checked the book on Goodreads. The author is 26 years old but her novel seemed amazing! I hope I’ll be able to read it as soon as possible. Thank you Maggie!

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