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Friday, January 7, 2011

ARC Preview: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

ARC Preview
I receive ARCs every now and again that won't be released for several months, but I don't want to have them just sit there and gather dust. Thought I would feature them to give everyone sort of a sneak peek at upcoming books. This feature was inspired by Shellie over at Layers of Thought.


Wither by Lauren DeStefano

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. (Goodreads synopsis)


Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (March 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442409053
ISBN-13: 978-1442409057


About the author:
Lauren DeStefano was born in New Haven, Connecticut and has never traveled far from the east coast. She received a BA in English from Albertus Magnus College recently, and has been writing since childhood. She made her authorial debut by writing on the back of children's menus at restaurants and filling up the notepads in her mom's purse. Her very first manuscript was written on a yellow legal pad with red pen, and it was about a haunted shed that ate small children.

Now that she is all grown up (for the most part), she writes fiction for young adults. Her failed career aspirations include: world's worst receptionist, coffee house barista, sympathetic tax collector, and English tutor. When she isn't writing, she's screaming obscenities at her Nintendo DS, freaking her cats out with the laser pen, or rescuing thrift store finds and reconstructing them into killer new outfits.

(This information about the author is from her website:  http://www.laurendestefano.com/)

Preorder the book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It will be published March, 2011.


2 comments:

  1. Oh I have this one too. I love the cover and the blurb really sounds interesting. I hope we both love it. :)

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  2. I wish the author good luck. She grew up in New Haven and my office is in North Haven, the next town. Hope her good fortune in publishing is catching.
    Mike Draper

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