Wither

"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 do 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?"
I found this book at Target and was extremely happy seeing as for the longest time, I had already read all the books there. So when I got this on Easter, I read it within the first two days and was not disappointed.

Plot: The plot was much different than I was used to. It was sort of like the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield, but with a total twist. One minute she's being drugged in a car, the next she's laying in a beautiful mansion. I liked having a break from the paranormal theme, and this was perfect.

Main Characters: Rhine is independent and will not spend the rest of her short life trapped in a prison that has the illusion of a castle. She does not care about the risks, and will do anything to leave. I love her fiery spirit. Her sister wives are actually some of my favorites though. Jenna would probably be my favorite.

Cover: I actually really like the cover. I LOVE her dress, and the whole theme of it all.

Overall Rating: There is no doubt that this is a 4/4. It was beautifully written, and I loved the twists and turns. You never know what she is going to do, or what is going to happen, next! The next book, Fever, comes out February 2012, and I hope I can make it till then! Check out the new cover July 2011.
Sweet Daydreams,
Brooke
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