Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Wither
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
25 posts | 84 read | 34 to read
What if you knew exactly when youd die? The first book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy.By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years--leaving the world in a state of panic. Geneticists seek a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Yet her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine cant bring herself to hate him as much as shed like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husbands strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement; her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next; and Rhine has no way to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
AmyTheBookdragon
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

Book Haul number 2! In love with the covers of this series 🥰
#BookHaul #ChemicalGardenTrilogy #Steampunk #Gothic #Halloween

blurb
AmyTheBookdragon
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

I made a to read list....
Sorry if you can't read it 😶
#Overload #TBR #DrowningInBooks

blurb
AmyTheBookdragon
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

Just bought Wither (as well as so many other books, haul coming soon!) hoping it's as good as it looks.

blurb
Kimmypete1
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

#7days7covers Day 1 @Eggbeater

I‘m going to be terrible at this. But I‘ll give it my best. I‘ll tag @MidnightBookGirl No pressure to play, but I know how much we both love this cover!

marleed This cover is so beautiful! 4mo
16 likes1 comment
review
SarieFae
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
Pickpick

A new twist to a dystopian novel. Loved the whole series.

review
dhaliah
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
Pickpick

I'm not sure how I feel about the ending of this book....but still give it 4/5. Starting the second in the series today!

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💙💜❤️ 12mo
dhaliah @ProfReader Thanks! 12mo
4 likes2 comments
review
hmgbrdhart
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Pickpick

I loved “The Glass Spare” and when I saw this dystopian series of Lauren DeStefano‘s, how could I resist? The law of unintended consequences is at play in this book as past genetic breakthroughs caused the next generations to die young – males at 25 and females at 20. Reminded me a bit of the Netflix series “Between”. Except there are older people (those that benefited) and geneticists work for a cure while girls must keep the human race going.

quote
RyeAnnUh
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

"Love is natural. Even the human race can't claim to be natural anymore. We are fake, dying things."

Check out my blog on this trilogy! www.lookingglassbookshop.com

29 likes1 stack add
blurb
HeathersReadingHideaway
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

Happy First Day of Autumn!! This is my absolute favorite season and I am so happy that summer is over. This quote is one I always love going to around this time of year. Halloween, pumpkin spice macchiatos, hot cocoa, my birthday, and the changing of the leaves are just a few of my favorite parts of Autumn. What is your favorite season? 🍁🎃🍂☕️

review
HeathersReadingHideaway
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Pickpick

[#BookReview] Wither by Lauren DeStefano. I really enjoyed this re-read of the beginning of this young adult dystopian series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My full review: http://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/01/book-review-wither-by-lauren...

4 likes1 stack add
blurb
Endowarrior21
Wither | Lauren DeStefano

So I started The Chemical Garden Series last night and just finished the third book. Now I am starting Cinder of The Lunar Chronicles. I loved The Chemical Garden Series. I hope I love this series.

3 likes1 stack add
review
jmtrivera
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Mehso-so

I actually almost bailed on this book. I had problems with the world-building, and how the characters handled certain problems. But somehow I also really wanted to know if the protagonist would succeed in her goal by the end of this book or if it would carry to the next volume. And I really liked how the author focuses on the sisterhood of female friendships. I doubt I'll pick up the rest, but happier I stuck it out than expected. Cool cover too.

blurb
jmtrivera
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

I'm actually caught up on all my Litsy reviews! Time to celebrate by having a glass of wine and finishing another book with Alfred Hitchcock films in the background. 😊🥂📚📖📺

Jess7 Wine! 🤗 2y
BookBabe ❤️❤️❤️👌🏻 2y
27 likes2 comments
blurb
jmtrivera
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

Nap + reading = #familyaffair today as I get a few pages in while trapped under my Baby Dinosaur today. #AugustGrrrl @Cinfhen

LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
Ruri_kaichou Baby feet! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Love those little toes 💕💕 2y
See All 7 Comments
Mc_cart_ny I love being trapped under a sleeping baby! 😍 2y
Smrloomis So cuuuute! 💜 2y
britt_brooke 😍 2y
jmtrivera @LauraBeth @Ruri_kaichou @Cinfhen @Mc_cart_ny @Smrloomis @britt_brooke She is so peaceful when she sleeps! And she has adorable little fingers too! 2y
27 likes7 comments
quote
BookGeek_Readss
Wither | Lauren DeStefano

“We'll squeeze every second that we can from our lives, because we're young, and we have plenty of years to grow. We'll grow until we're braver. We'll grow until our bones ache and our skin wrinkles and our hair goes white, and until our hearts decide, at last, that it's time to stop.”

quote
BookGeek_Readss
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

3 likes1 stack add
quote
Linear
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

“We can change so many times in our lives. We're born into a family, and it's the only life we can imagine, but it changes. Buildings collapse. Fires burn. And the next second we're someplace else entirely, going through different motions and trying to keep up with this new person we've become.” -The chemcial Garden Trilogy

3 likes2 stack adds
review
Linear
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Pickpick

Based on the title I was expecting a sort of modern " Secret Garden" kind of story.
Let me just say, it is not even close.
I super loved how this books played out and kept the over all feel of a world falling apart mentally and emotionally as well as physically with this off genetic illness. You would have to read all three in the set to grasp it compleatly, but its wonderful.

review
Fancypants
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
Mehso-so

Interesting premise. Girls die at 20 and men die at 25 but there are no other diseases.

2 likes1 stack add
blurb
Mahri42
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

#AprilBookChallenge2k17 :Best Cover Art

Couple days late with this post (oops), but I absolutely love the covers of these books. Each of the circles points out a clue about the plot of the book. I thought it was really clever!

68 likes4 stack adds
review
MirandaPanda
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
Pickpick

DeStefano's debut novel is and, will always be one of my all time favourite YA novels. It is a wonderful story set in the near future with an incredible setting. As the main character, Rhine, grows more and more secrets are discovered. The beautifully written story will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5/5 #readjanuary

quote
ScarlettLeePotts
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image

review
ScarlettLeePotts
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Pickpick

I loved the premise of this book! The whole main concept was soooo interesting. It was a fast easy read with great writing. Definitely recommendable
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5/5

Linear Yay, someone else who loves and has heard of this book 3y
10 likes5 stack adds1 comment
review
TeacherV21
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
Pickpick

What a great YA fiction book! The cover off put my interest in reading at first, but there are so many twists and turns! Can't wait to start the second book in the trilogy!

2 likes1 stack add
review
BetaZee
Wither | Lauren DeStefano
post image
Pickpick

Finally!! A trilogy that is worthy of three books! Loved the main character. Realistic and strong. I would read more of this author. Well written.