Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Reviewers: Megzarooni & Brittknee
Megzarooni had this to say:
Living in Rhine’s world is a scary thought. If being abducted and forced to marry a stranger wasn’t shocking enough, she’s known her whole life that she will only live to twenty due to a screw up by genetic engineers that occurred years before she was born. What makes her situation all the more tragic is the fact that a select few in her society, those born before the botched genes, will still live on for a few more decades after she is gone. My life expectancy is about eighty + years, so I can’t imagine how horrifying it would be to know exactly when you’re going to die. Heck, if I didn’t die from outside forces first, I’d be gone in two short years. Wither is one of those books that really reminds us of how lucky we are, as well as demonstrate how much we take for granted.
Your generation is effected by a mutation where every male dies at the age of 25, and every female at the age of 20. You're stolen away from the only one left in your family, your twin brother. You've been selectively chosen to become a sister wife, of the man who stole you away. They have paid extra money for you in particular; because of your eyes. The hetero-chromia you share with your twin brother is indeed unique. Will you ever return home to your brother? Or will you behave like a good girl and stay loyal to your husband, and his two other wives? Rhine will most definitely have to remember who she is, and ignore what she is told she must and must not do.