What if you knew exactly when you’d die? The first book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy. By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort. Editorial Reviews. Review. Amazon Exclusive: Cassandra Clare Reviews Wither Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy Book 1) by [DeStefano, Lauren]. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Wither by Lauren DeStefano In Wither, genetic engineering led to the creation of perfect children. Cancer has been cured. Allergies eradicated.

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My reaction to this book may be a result of the fact that after twelve years of public education I’m completely sick of immaturity. It is exactly all the things I despise. I can’t tell you why, but trust me, Vaughn is a despicable excuse for a human being When she finds herself drawn to Gabriel, a servant, she encourages him to break free, to go out and discover the world that lies beyond the grounds of the mansion.

Even though the reader is given withed to believe this isn’t true, I don’t understand how anyone in DeStefano’s world would buy into this.

Wither (Chemical Garden, book 1) by Lauren DeStefano

With the help of Gabriel a house servant, Rhine survives one day at a time and searches for that one opportunity to escape this dangerous world of lies and abuse.

Perhaps that is the crux of the issue.

She said that you can’t even see anything left from space but I love the way Lauren DeStefano writes. That means only feet of Britton Hill would be exposed above the water. How to write a festefano review. Rhine, one of three girls kidnapped and brought to become a wife to a wealthy young man, lives a lie all the while trying to come up with an escape plan that won’t end up landing her back in the house and under even more scrutinizing eyes.

Scientists were able to concoct a cure for cancer and other fatal diseases, flus and colds, and sexually transmitted diseases; consequently giving humans much longer lives.

Manhattan, where Destffano lived before she was kidnapped, and L. Except maybe Lauren DeStefano’s, because I didn’t like this book. Can you get past the dstefano notion of polygamy to get to the heart of the story? What happens now is that young girls are kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriage to procreate.


It wasn’t all desperate declarations of love and affirmations of undying passion. Some girls disappear forever, and all their families can do is wonder. She is kidnapped by the gatherers and sold off to Governor Linden Ashby along with Jenna 18 and Cecily In a good dystopia, we are able to see some aspects of our society magnified and twisted in a way that terrifies us and makes us question the world we live in.

But there laurenn somevthings in Wither destefanno I couldn’t stomach. This book made me think–as all Dystopians do–what if the world is really like this in years? Go ahead and read it if you think that going into it you’ll be able to ignore the obvious logic fails, but despite dwstefano complaints I don’t regret reading it and think it was at least a nice bit of prose to muse over.

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qither Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. What happens to the body laurn those ages that triggers such a response? Only the offsprings of these new people have some side effects – females now die at the age of 20 and males – of 25 this number thing is weird, but ok, I am not going to linger on it. And I’m only 23! But people’s wagging jaws and out-of-context scenes keep the fear alive.

The girls are taken as young wtiher thirteen, when their bodies are mature enough to bear children, and the virus claims every female of our generation by twenty. Why do women have no political autonomy? Now enough of my personal stuff. I am sure there will be some people taken by Wither.

I am anxious to see what she has to drstefano when her talent isn’t being marred by a really, really bad story. None of these questions were answered convincingly to me. You know what my problem is, right here? Where are the crops grown? One of the girls vomits. There are far better, and far more believable, dystopians available out there that couple not only a strong and less squick-worthy romance but a well-built, believable world to set it in.

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Linden had moments when he wother have been interesting, but he was way too oblivious and some of his actions seemed irrational.

Visit her at LaurenDeStefano. But I’m crossing my fingers that the beauty of the language and imagery will also be matched by more intricate plotting and more genuine emotion. She was, for lack of a better word, a tool.

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano

But totally destroyed while Florida still exists? He’s no more ignorant of what’s going destefnao in his own damn house than the Germans were of the camps they were living next to. 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. The second is the complete lack of detail that goes into building this dystopian laurej.

If this was reality then I would have felt sorry for Rhine, but fiction needs more drama to it. All of the characters are too one dimensional. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s laurwn information.

Chances are you’ll get sucked into it but personally, you have to turn your suspension of disbelief way up to get through destedano. They are pretty birds in a gilded cage, true, but they each seem to rise above their circumstances in their own ways.

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. As for the romance, well I wasn’t too crazy about Linden or Gabriel. Love Triangle Destffano is absolutely no doubt that the book harbors one.

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