I just finished the book Wither by Lauren DeStefano and I was expecting to love it but... I only liked it. So here's the review:
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 limited time she has left.
The summary makes the book sound sooo much cooler than it is. Sorry to say so. The book was kind of... well, boring. It was only really interesting in some of the parts, other than that. It was the same old thing. I would think that Rhine would be more worried about her death, but it was nothing like that. She barely even thought about it. The plot of the book was good, but I think it could have gone into so many different directions. But it didn't. Of course, the book did make me cry, which is always the sign of some beautiful writing, so thumbs of for that. But overall I was pretty much dissapointed, I guess I was kind of hoping for a sort of Delirium sort of book. But nothing can top Delirium! But now back to this book... Ok some parts of it were good, but I felt myself skipping a whole lot of paragraphs and searching for a good part in the book. The only exciting parts were the very beginning when she was kidnapped, and the very end, when everything was wrapped up. But if your in for a romance-ish kind of novel, you can read this. It wasn't much of a sci-fi, which was what I was expecting. Still, I'm glad I read it.
Status: If you wanna read