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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (Wither, by Lauren DeStefano)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and I definitely have a book I am waiting on now, so I thought I would participate!

Available for preorder, Wither, by Lauren DeStefano is going to be out on March 22nd, and I am excited for this one!

Cassandra Clare reviewed this book already and I'll share her review here:

"Lauren DeStefano’s new book, Wither, heralds the coming of a promising new voice in young adult dystopian fiction. Wither introduces us to Rhine Ellery, age sixteen, who lives in a world decimated by the results of genetic engineering. In an attempt to render humanity almost immortal and disease-free, scientists accidentally introduced into human DNA a ticking time bomb — all women live only to age twenty and men to age twenty-five. In this world, riddled with brutality and stricken with poverty, girls are married off as young as thirteen and forced to bear children in a desperate attempt to keep humanity ahead of the wave of disease that threatens to eradicate them.

Lately readers have been seeing an influx of books handling new and old topics in a different, more female-centric way. Part parable, part warning, Wither puts women and girls at the heart of a dystopian tale mixing progress and disempowerment, science and secrecy. After being kidnapped from the home she shares with her twin brother, Rhine is "sold" to a rich man, Linden, along with two other girls, Cecily and Jenna. Their polygamous marriage is seen as necessary, for Linden’s father is a scientist trying to find a cure for the "virus" that strikes down youth, and he needs new subjects for his experiments — subjects in whose DNA, he hopes, a cure can be found.

The day-to-day lives of Rhine and her sister-wives — parties, pregnancy, babies — contrasts starkly with the shadow of death that looms over every action. Even Rhine’s growing romance with a servant, Gabriel, could lead to vicious punishment for them both — as could her repeated attempts to escape her gilded prison. This story, the first of a trilogy, leaves us with a glimmer of hope but no easy answers."

Overall: This book sounds great and I can't wait to read it!

31 comments:

  1. This was the same book I chose today! *yay!*

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  2. I can't decide about this one. I am kinda over all the dystopian fiction.

    Reading Lark's WOW

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  3. I fell in love with dystopians when I was a kid reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry and Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley and it hasn't ever wavered. You would think with the market being over-saturated lately I would get sick of it, but I think I do a good job of spacing out all my similar reads so no genre ever gets old. :) I'm going to stop by your WOWs now... (^_^)

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  4. Thanks for following and visiting my blog (:

    I cant wait for this book either!! Its almost here and I love the cover, its what drew me to it first.

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  5. I just discovered this book this evening and I'm really excited to read it!

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  6. Thank you for stoping by! I actually won an ARC of this book but have yet to read it. I have heard really great things about it though. New Follower ;) :)

    Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

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  7. I loved this one! Awesome dystopia.. Great pick

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  8. I read this recently and it was quite good.

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  9. I so want this book, can't wait to get it either.

    Love your blog too, and I'm following you back.

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  10. I have this one in my TBR pile...plan on reading once it comes out..great pick!

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  11. Hehe I read an ARC of this book, didn't love it much and not surprisingly I'm so not a Cassie Clare fan either so maybe you shouldn't trust my judgment in this? I hope you get it soon and hope you enjoy it. thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  12. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, I'm already a follower of your awesome blog :)

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  13. I'm seeing good reviews for Wither so it's a great choice for a WoW pick. Thanks for stopping by. I'm now your newest follower :)

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    This is a great pick... I read it a week or two ago; it's very good!

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  15. Great choice for your first Waiting on Wednesday post! :) Welcome to WoW! I can't wait to read this book, either.

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  16. I like dystopian too-this sounds like a great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. This is one book, I'm def. looking forward to. I would have picked it up without even reading the back, because the cover is just so amazing.

    The story seems like it will be completely different from anything I've ever read and I'm really excited about that. Can't wait till its released. :)

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and following :D I will do the same back :)

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  18. I definitely will be reading this when it comes out and the cover is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it!

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  19. HI. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I followed you back to yours. :)

    M

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  20. This was an interesting read. I'm more into paranormal books, but it was still entertaining!

    Here's my WoW

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  21. Dystopian books are where it's at. This is one I've read/reviewed, and there are so many more dystopian books coming out - can't wait!!

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  22. I just finished reading this a few days ago. I haven't had the chance to review it yet, but hopefully I will find time soon! Great pick for your first WoW! Thanks for checking out my blog and following :)

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog & following--happy to do the same! I read an eGalley of Wither not too long ago--I really enjoyed it (but I'm a huge dystopian fan). Great choice!

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  24. Thanks for commenting and following - I'm already following you (:

    I've seen this one around on a few blogs already, and it sounds great! I can't wait to read it either. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out (:

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  25. This is a good book! I have read it and if you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it.

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  26. That book does sound good! I'm going to have to check it out!

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  27. That's a great pick! I hope you continue on WoW!

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  28. Great pick. It was a very good book,thanks for stopping by my blog!! Am now a follower!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by & following! I’m following you now too :)

    Wither sounds awesome & is getting excellent reviews. I can’t wait to read it!

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  30. Fantastic pick! I absolutely loved this book - it's one of my favourite reads of 2011 so far. Lauren's writing is beautiful and you'll still be thinking about the story weeks after finishing!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower (stalker) :)

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  31. I'm also waiting on this one, it sounds really interesting, and I've heard good things about it. Can't wait!

    -Lucy

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