Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (75)

Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano 

**may contain spoilers for the first two books in the series**

What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb—males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.
In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.
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 to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.
In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race. 

Release date: February 12, 2013 (Simon & Schuster BFYR) 

I loved, loved, loved the first book in this series (Wither) and while I didn't enjoy Fever quite as much, I am still so excited to see what will happen in Sever

What are you waiting for?

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  1. I haven't read the first two in this series, and that's probably something I should do before hitting this one up, eh? I love the green background of the cover - it certainly adds to the atmosphere. Nice pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. Mmm... I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like these covers. LOL I think they are too busy and like uh?

    anyway, the books sound good but I heard the same thing about Fever, that it wasn't as good as Wither. I hope this one brings things around!

  3. I love the covers, except this one, it seems kind of put offish to me. Different, I don't really like it. I like the girl and her pose, its just the cover.
    I read Wither, and I'm going to get Fever soon! Cannot wait!

    1. This cover isn't my favorite either, but I can't wait to read the book :)

  4. I still prefer the cover for Wither but after the last sentence of Fever, I'm very excited for Sever!


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