okay, faithful readers. i am so so excited to
be able to share lauren destefano’s fantastic
debut, Wither. i was lucky enough to receive a signed
copy from lauren herself, and now am passing on the love!
and seriously, how gorgeous is that cover?

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.

read the first pages here.

doesn’t it sound so intriguing?
i admit, i haven’t read much YA dystopian
but lauren’s debut really impressed me. not only
does she write beautifully, but the storyline was
absolutely riveting. and i read the novel in the same day.
i can’t wait for the sequel. congrats, lauren, on such
a great debut!!

so you know the drill!
tweet, fb status, blog or LJ about this contest
and link to this post. then come back and comment
with that link to enter to win! i’ll choose a winner
randomly on wednesday, 10/27. this contest is
OPEN TO ALL! good luck!!

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