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Monday, July 26, 2010

Cover of the Week (17)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Simon & Schuster/3.22.11
Description (from GoodReads):
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 she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

I saw this cover and couldn't help but say WOW. Literally. It's different than anything I've seen lately... And I love that birdcage. I don't know if the bird has anything to do with the actual story, I mean, I hope it does, but I love it so much that I don't even really care. I also like the circles; they appear to be pointing out specific parts of the cover. It's intriguing...

And, seriously, read that description. I like!


  1. Sounds awesome! I really like the cover too, although I'm not a huge fan of the circles.

  2. +JMJ+

    It is an incredible description. And I agree that the circles on the cover make the trapped-in-a-cage imagery a little too obvious . . . except that I would have taken the bird literally instead of seeing as a symbol without the circles. LOL!

    Is anyone else reminded of Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tail Some dystopias are all about the population, and those are the ones in which girls are in most trouble.

  3. I love the sound of this book. Plus oh my gosh is that cover gorgeous!!!!

  4. Very pretty! And what an awesome blurb!

  5. That cover is gorgeous! It's certainly different, with the dark blue, lilac/pink, and mint green colours and the... circles and lines for lack of a better term.

    And the description makes it sound so, so interesting. I'm betting Wither is a book to look out for!

    - Alex

  6. I love the cover and the book sounds great too!

  7. The cover looks very beautiful. Also the description is very interesting.

  8. That cover is amazing - the book looks pretty good too! I'll have to check that one out.

  9. WOW that cover is beautiful! and the description sounds amazing!

  10. Sounds amazing and the cover is trully beautiful^^

    Another book for my wishlist...^^

  11. I usually don't like covers with models on them but this one is fascinating! I bet that the circled objects are the things that are part of the story. And, honestly - that synopsis sounds amazing!

    Psst.... I have birdies! :D

  12. That cover is so gorgeous! wow! I probably would pick it up even if I didn't like the description but I really like it so no worries :)

  13. +JMJ+

    PS--Okay, one thing I'm not too crazy about is that the model reminds me of a pouting Mandy Moore. =P

  14. The cove is almost surreal. The storyline has a Blade Runner theme. Added to my list.


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