Friday, March 30, 2012

The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano Review and Giveaway of Fever or Wither


Title:    The Seeds of Wither
Series:  The Chemical Garden #1.5
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Format: Ebook
Publication date: November 15, 2011

My Rating:
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From Goodreads:


Step into the Chemical Garden with an all-new eBook sampler!


Discover the world author Lauren DeStefano created in Wither, a riveting dystopian thriller. In the not-so-distant future, fallout from genetic engineering causes all females to die at age twenty, and all males to die at twenty-five. Kidnapped from her home and torn from her twin brother Rowan, sixteen-year-old Rhine is forced into a polygamous marriage and taken to live in her husband’s mansion. She has everything she wants—except for freedom. But her plans to escape and return home are complicated by a devious father-in-law, as well as Rhine’s growing attraction to Gabriel, a servant who works on the estate. Read the first 100 pages of Wither and be captivated by Rhine’s journey.


This eBook sampler includes an EXCLUSIVE, never-before-published short story by Lauren DeStefano! “The First Bride” reveals the events leading up to Wither, from the point of view of the bride that came before Rhine.


Delve even deeper into Wither with a map of the wives’ floor, the Wither book trailer, and a video that takes you behind the scenes of the Fever cover shoot.


You'll also get a sneak peak of Fever, the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy.

My Review:
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If you loved Wither as much as I did, (see my review here) then you will definitely enjoy Seeds of Wither.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the new content in Seeds of Wither is minimal, but good things come in small packages. While Rose’s story is a short story, indeed, I love the insight it gave into Rose’s and Linden’s history - so lovely! The excerpt from Wither was an excellent reminder of how much I enjoyed that story, and the sneak peak of Fever was just the push I needed to bump the second installment in The Chemical Garden Trilogy to the top of my TBR list. Lauren DeStefano’s writing is addictive, and she remains one of my favorite authors.

Giveaway:
As I began to make my purchase of Fever, I thought it would be even more fun to share the love! So, fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter for the second installment of The Chemical Garden Trilogy. If by chance you’ve yet to read Wither, book 1 in this incredible series, then you have the choice of winning either Wither or Fever. Open to US and International - provided you are able to receive books from The Book Depository.


Thanks for entering, and good luck!



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