Happy Sunday and happy 4th day of the Riveted 12 Days of Reading! We know you’re eagerly awaiting the fourth book that you’ll be able to read for free until December 31st! Well, today’s book is Wither by Lauren DeStefano.
In addition to being a FANTASTIC read, this book also has an amazing cover! We drool every time we look at it.
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years—leaving the world in a state of panic. Geneticists seek 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 sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Yet 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. Still, 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?
This book has all the works! If you aren’t hooked just from the description, the first chapter will do it. What have you got to lose? It’s free! Get to reading!