Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine :)

I couldn't resist choosing this book as this week's pick... it has all the right ingredients for an awesome book! Combining modern science with a life-threatening countdown... makes for one heck of a ride. Plus the series name is so wicked.

by Lauren DeStefano (pronounced De-STEF-ano)
Chemical Garden; book I

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 limted time she has left.


Eek, it sound crazy good!! Plus, I adore the name Gabriel.

Wither is released March 22, 2011 from Simon & Schuster.

source: Goodreads
author twitter / website


  1. With you on this one!! I can't wait to read this. Such a gorgeous cover. :)

  2. I want to read Wither too! And OMG what an awesome taste we have, we both have the same background image!

    Here's my WoW

  3. I cannot wait for this one's release either. I have had cover lust for a while and the story just sound fantastic. Great pick!

  4. I've been noticing this one around...hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

  5. I love this cover! I can't wait to read this one, great pick. =)

  6. March feels sooooo far away! I can't wait to read it!

  7. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
    By Stephenie Meyer
    Publication date: April 12, 2011

    This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.

  8. The series name is grabbing, as is that cover! This one's definitely on my list :D

  9. Ooooh! This was personally recommended to me! I seriously can't wait to read it! :D :D

  10. Great title? Check. Great cover? Check check. Awesome pick!

  11. Great pick! The more I heard about this one, the more excited I get for the release date.

  12. What an outstanding cover! What a great choice. Drop by my blog and have a look at what I chose this week. I can be found at


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