Wither, Paperback
1 out of 5 (1 rating)


A stunning debut YA novel, destined to blow the dystopian genre wide open - The Handmaid's Tale for a new generation.

This edition will contain a sneak preview of Fever, and a brand new short story by Lauren DeStefano: "The First Bride".

Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery has only four years left to live when she is kidnapped by the Gatherers and forced into a polygamous marriage.

Now she has one purpose: to escape, find her twin brother, and go home - before her time runs out forever.

What if you knew you exactly when you would die? In our brave new future, DNA engineering has resulted in a terrible genetic flaw.

Women die at the age of 20, men at 25. Young girls are being abducted and forced to breed in a desperate attempt to keep humanity ahead of the disease that threatens to eradicate it. 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife.

Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage - and Linden's cruel father.

With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780007386987



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DNF page 136<br/><br/>I was just so bored and couldn't connect with the characters at all.

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