Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

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.


  1. it is very mandy moore-ish :)

    i love this cover. so much.

    hanging out for this one too...


  2. I want this one too! Gotta say though, she does kinda look like Mandy Moore *ducks*
    btw, I posted an award for u here :)

  3. Great pick Jen. I have to agree it looks kind of like Mandy Moore.

    I never noticed the circles but now that you mentioned it has got me wondering what is going on :)

  4. I'm gonna say yeah, definitely Mila Kunis over Mandy. Her nose turns up too much for Mandy.

    Also, I love pop culture references the mostest.

  5. hahaha Kelly Kapowski hair! LOVE it. And that song.. "two girls for every boy" - our local morning radio show plays it every time someone calls in to talk about a 3-some they just had! Nice, huh?

    On to the book - holy adventurous! This sounds really good.

  6. I can totally see Mandy Moore here! This one sounds good!

    My WoW is up on my blog! :)

  7. I want this!! I can see Mandy but I'm going to have to agree with you and say Mila! Tahleen hit the nail on the head--it's the nose!

  8. I vote that it's Mandy Moore. WHOM I LOVE. The hubs and I once had a 30-minute-long debate in which I listed off and elaborated upon her merits one by one. Do not get me started, dude!

  9. I need it. I need it RIGHT NOW.

  10. Ohh, I don't think I've heard of this one! Thanks for sharing! It sounds interesting, but why do the boys get to live longer than the girls? That doesn't seem fair... lol I can't wait for this book to come out.

  11. This one is AMAZING. Like woah. You'll (hopefully) love it.

  12. Oh, this looks great!! And sorry, but I am totally going with manday moore!

    Girls with Books

  13. I'm so lucky to have gotten a copy of this already and I gobbled it up right away. It was a fantastic read! One of the best dystopians I've read in awhile.