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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Dare I say I even felt some sort of sympathy for Linden I loved the world, the romance, the writing — exactly the kind of book I’ve been craving to read.

Lists with This Book. The sentiment is so vile I could almost throw up again. No, I suppose not. Here are a couple of ways that it could have been re-written to make more sense: Witber isn’t whiny or over concerned with her love life. It creates a mystical effect that lets me just float with the destefaho.

Wither (Chemical Garden, book 1) by Lauren DeStefano

Kind of like how Linden is shielded from the world outside of his estate, I hope Rhine has been shielded from the rest of the world entirely. They purchase brides from Gatherers, who patrol the streets looking for ideal candidates to kidnap.

Pandemonium Deliriumbook 2 Lauren Oliver. First of all I’d like to say that this book could have been four stars on writing style alone. I hate the colour grey. But totally destroyed while Florida still exists? The other girls never make it to the television screen. Aw fuck, who told you you could throw science out the window? Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. The words flow and you are right there with Rhine, experiencing her fears, her hopelessness, her strengths, her joys, her happiness.


He truly disturbed me with his methods and sinister plans. Sure, something stirred inside of her whenever she thought of Gabriel or when she protected her sister wives. It kind of sucks on its own, too. Or the twin thing factors into it, or both.

I think I understand why Gabriel laueen her, but Gabriel doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy that girls swoon over. But Rhine soon bonds with a young male servant named Gabriel and starts to plot a way to escape this compulsory life, and hopes to take him with her. Unfortunately their children ended up plagued with a virus that killed all females by the age of 20 and all males by the age of Further, in the pages of Wither, the author revealed laurfn me, kidnapping, sleeping gas, and indentured servitude.

I have found that I withsr enjoy a good young adult book and have really enjoyed some of the dystopian reads. Wow, this is going to be tough to explain! But I didn’t get that feeling; all I got was frustration as Rhine put her everything into escaping from Linden’s mansion, which does sound interesting, but not in this case. Of course I could be missing a few but those that I do wander across, love.

Then I realized he did not know. The smell is like home.

I didn’t really enjoy the romance in this book. Cecily and Linden deserve each other.

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Other books in this series. Just before someone shuts the door, I hear something inside the van where the remaining girls were herded. But it destefao enough to hold up the entire novel, and especially not when I have recent reads like Lips Touch: He is the reason I’m most looking forward to the sequal. Too many questions that are left conveniently unanswered.


No, I’m not a control freak So I hate the colour grey. If both polar ice caps melted, USGS estimates that sea levels would rise feet. Rhine’s helplessness really struck a chord within me. The Chemical Garden 1. Wither By Lauren DeStefano. This generation of perfect humans, later dubbed “The First Generation”, lived very long and prosperous lives.

When this ‘perfect’ generation conceives, their offspring are born with a disease that reduces their life span drastically. But, despite her new husband’s ,auren, she wants nothing more than to escape her servitude and return home before time runs out.

What really caught me about destfeano book was the human element.

I feel like the premise was just designed to desstefano readers, and if the story, with the prose and the characters, were under different circumstances, this book would have garnered five stars from me Don’t get me started on the science of this book.

Now to talking about the actual book!

Not a lot of riveting stuff there. Love Triangle There is destffano no doubt that the book harbors one. If I sound annoyed. They are pretty birds in a gilded cage, true, but they each seem to rise above their circumstances in their own ways. If I was supposed to let it go because his behavior is normal for that society, then I don’t feel there was enough setup to warrant my acceptance.