Wither was a heart-pounding, amazing dysoptian debut! It's probably one of my favorite dysoptain novels of 2011 since every second of this book made my world! Look at that cover *points at cover* beautiful! One of the most beautifully crafted covers I saw and I can't stop looking at it. This book has everything for a perfect dysoptian: creepy elegance, gripping characters that you never want to leave, edgy with a real,unique voice.
Wither starts immediately. Right from page one you already know you will love everything about it. 16-year old Rhine Eldery is taken by the Gatherers, to be forced into marriages with a husband having two to how many wives they could afford? Kinda creepy...just saying^^ In her society, a deadly virus caused all people to live a certain age. For men its 25, and for women it's 20. Forced marriages are a must, so that the population doesn't die out.
Rhine is taken to a endless, trapped house were her husband Linden cares for his wives, but all Rhine wants is to go home, keeping her motivated to run away, even with a attractive servant boy, Gabriel. During her whole time trapped, she discovers Linden's father close to finding a cure for the virus, but that means experimenting on Linden's dead wives to get his hands on a cure. For Rhine freedom seems to far away...
Really try Wither! Even with dysoptian, post-apocalyptic coming in the YA genre, Wither is a must-read. I mean read it! Just read it!! :D
Did you watch the book trailer for it? Well if you haven't here it is:
“You've been captive for so long that you don't even realize you want freedom anymore.”