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Reader ☆ Wither by Lauren DeStefano ☆ 358 pages Download Ó ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Wither Author Lauren DeStefano – 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 raIc 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?Together with one of Linden's servants Gabriel Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy is there any hope for freedom The concept of a society in which girls are forced into polygamous marriages may not be everyone's idea of a good time but I like art that pushes boundaries or attempts to explore unusual subjects in a meaningful way Besides the cover is gorgeous And on the set decoration front Wither is a novel that seductively beckons the reader with alluring images and positively drips with atmosphere Languid young women wander around a mansion in lacy gowns waiting to be impregnated by their joint husband due to drastically shortened life spans that force them into polygamous marriages It's pretty much the love child of Ally Condie's Matched and the television show Big Love as styled by Vogue While many of the scenarios and language are certainly uite beautiful however sometimes I wasn't sure whether I should laugh at the repeated images of our heroine lounging on a satin bedspread eating candy all while she's supposedly upset over the situation she's in There's a strange lack of internal dialogue and emotional distance that make it difficult to empathize with Rhine and very few scenes that come close to evoking the horror that lies beneath the beautiful exterior of the pampered world in which she livesThis whole concept just seems like a weird one for YA literature too In order for the icky factors of child brides one of them is only 13 kidnappings forced marriages fixation on impregnation murder medical experimentations and so on to be successful they needed to be overridden by solid world building strong characters and emotional depth Unfortunately the whys and wherefores of how society has disintegrated into this is never really explained and as a result most of set up for this world seems fairly ludicrous The uestions that were raised in my mind were also never really answered nor the characters adeuately developed There are surface attempts to create relationships between Rhine and Linden and between the sister wives but none of them seemed very real or compelling to me and Rhine's interest in Gabriel seems due to proximity than anything else How can people live this closely together for so long and know next to nothing about one another? But is there really anything under the surface at all? After spending 358 pages with Rhine I still don't feel as though I really know who she is or why people are drawn to her except that they're supposed to be It also strains credulity that a healthy young man would view spoilerchastely lie in bed with her for over 10 months and never consummate the marriage even as he's going through the Kama Sutra with another wife hide spoiler

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Ne is kidnapped and sold as a bride she vows to do all she can 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 uickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems Her father in law an eccentr Surprisingly the worst thing for me about Wither was the boredom I experienced trying to finish it I had previously been warned that the dystopia made little sense and didn't contain a particularly relevant message to society unless you count trying to scare the hell out of teenage girls who may have otherwise carelessly become pregnant But again I'm not sure what point if any Lauren DeStefano was trying to make Though that wasn't the biggest problemDivergent had no political or social relevance but it was still wildly entertaining for me and I was addicted to finding out what would happen in such a ridiculous and far fetched dystopian setting Wither was terribly dull I expected shock tactics and obscene cruelty that would have me sat pulse racing wondering what would happen to our protagonist and if she would ever get free of the marriage she was forced intoWell I'm sorry but like Matched it simply wasn't dramatic enough it wasn't that bad I know it must be awful to be forced into a marriage with someone you have no feelings for but Linden was kind to Rhine she wasn't raped or treated badly she was well fed and had access to a large and pretty house If this was reality then I would have felt sorry for Rhine but fiction needs drama to it I wanted to be scared for her sad for her I wanted the novel to make me feel something and it never didPlus even though I said it wasn't the main issue the fact that what this dystopia is all based on is not explained well that's uite bad So basically curing diseases like cancer in one generation suddenly means that all their children and their children's children and so on now die young Females at twenty and males at twenty five Huh why? It could have been very interesting if it had been explained Though I'm rather certain that thus far Lauren DeStefano hasn't a clue as to why it happened she doesn't appear to have worked out the whys and hows of her world buildingAlso small but annoying if you're going to have that romance story subplot and it seems everyone is then at least create chemistry and sell it to me because I'm not convinced I finished the book with no cares as to whether Rhine and Gabriel had a successful relationship the only thing in his favour throughout is that he's the better option to Linden and that's hardly difficultI do understand how some people thought the writing was pretty there were parts where I paused and re read a sentence because it sounded nice But it wasn't enough to hold up the entire novel and especially not when I have recent reads like Lips Touch Three Times Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Piper's Son to compare it toI don't understand the hype when it comes to Wither as I usually do with other popular books that didn't do it for me If you want to read a fantastic dystopia about what happens when a woman's control of her choices and her womb are taken away then pick up The Handmaid's Tale

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Wither by Lauren DeStefaBy 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 children When Rhi so this is the handmaid's tale for kids with some new details for the modern set premise world is basically over only north america survives but barely like one step better than the road due to genetic manipulation and subseuent oopses there are considerably lower life expectancies girls live to be twenty boys to twenty five then coughing blood expirationso to keep the population going and to provide new babies to experiment with many young girls are kidnapped and sold into marriages where they are treated like goddesses frankly except they can't leave and they are expected to fulfill all those wifely duties with the highest biddersee here is my problem if the world was shitty enough that you had to live in the basement with only your twin brother for company nailing shut the door to prevent thieves and murderers from breaking in and holding knives to your throats and afraid to go outside unprotected because marauders would kidnap you and maybe sell you into prostitution only one day you do get captured this is all in the first couple of pages so don't start putting your hands over your ears and going lalalalalala and they plop you in a mansion to be one of three brides to a wealthy man with a pool and a library and a bevvy of stylists who make dresses just for you and cooks who bring you whatever you want at any time i mean what's the big deal?? if you are going to die in four years anyway why not live like this?? tolerate some fumbled caresses that are all too easy to deter anyway and sit around reading and drinking hot cocoa until you cough yourself to death?do i just not value my liberty??is it because i technically have no siblings so i don't understand the family pull??am i just too soft and domesticated?i could totally be a kept woman if the alternative was freezing and starving to death i mean you die when you are twenty in a world with very little left what are you going to have a career?? not likely me i will be eating the chocolate covered strawberries on the trampoline thank you very much does this reflect poorly on my character?and i didn't dislike the book but i just couldn't relate to the character the whole time i'm like come on girl it isn't that bad but i will totally read the next two books in this trilogy especially if ariel isn't mad at me for not loving it as much as she did i definitely think this book will be popular with the teens but with ambitious and less comfort loving girls than megoing to curl up now with netflix and pomegranate iced teacome to my blog