Saturday, March 26, 2011

2011 book 74

Lauren DeStefano's Wither
Ah, the start of another YA dystopian trilogy. In this one, not only has there been a third World War, but experiments to cure cancer have actually had the opposite effect, and now all women die when they're twenty and men when they're twenty-five. Our heroine is Rhine, who is kidnapped to become the wife of a wealthy young man. Things I liked about this book: female friendships, sinister happenings, trying to guess what would ultimately happen in this trilogy (I have some theories). Even the romance elements didn't feel completely contrived. I am intrigued to see what will happen next, which is always a good thing. A-/B+.

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