Waiting on Wednesday (6)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
First off, I need to know what Mila Kunis is doing on the cover of this book. (Unless you ask ShabbyGeek of That Cover Girl. She'll tell you it's Mandy Moore.) What would possess you to dye your hair, Mila? I rather liked your pretty brunette-ness.
Second, what's with the emphatic circles?! Is there some divine mystery to which we must find the answer!? I see a bird, a ring, and some Kelly Kapowski hair, sans the feathered bangs. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!
I need this book in my life something fierce. I also need that dress. Due to a serious decrease in life expectancy, young girls are forced to marry. You know that Beach Boys' song that has the lyric "two girls for every boy?" Well, think of it like that...except more than two. Just how many other wives? That remains to be seen.
P.S. Sorry for all the pop culture references in this WoW.
Wither by Lauren DeStefano will be released 3/22/11 and is the first in a series. Here's the GoodReads summary, which is much more eloquent than I:
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.