Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature for bloggers and readers to get excited about upcoming books. This feature was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
The first book in an exciting new series by first-time author Lauren DeStefano.
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 spiraling into anarchy.
You know me - I love dystopias, so this sounds amazing. Look for it in stores March 22, 2011.