Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday/s are hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine in which you choose a book or books that you're excited and waiting for.
This week's Waiting on Wednesday book is:

Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden #1)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publication date: March 22nd 2011
Pre-order the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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 Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
(Summary from Goodreads)

Why I'm excited to read this:
Because the story seems genuinely nice and it's been creating a huge buzz in the blogosphere. And the cover is freaking beautiful! What more is there to say? :) And the whole, I-don't-love-him-because-I-love-someone-else-but-he-loves-me is a very nice touch to the story. So, I can't wait to read this one! :)

Leave your links in the comments so I can check out what your WoW! :)


  1. Popular pick this week, hope its worth the wait. You can see what we are waiting on

  2. I am with you and everyone else who is anxious to get their hands on Wither. Great pick!

  3. Great pick. The cover alone makes me want to read it. :)

  4. I've seen this a few times this morning. The more I see it, the more I want it! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  5. How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

  6. I really want this book , the more I see it. Is it next year yet. lol

    Merry Christmas and Happy Reading.

    My WOW