Author: Lauren DeStefano
Catagory: Young adult, distopian
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape–before her time runs out?Together with one of Linden’s servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?
(taken from goodreads )
The view of a book addict:
Most of the time I tell my mom to read a book, this time she recommended this book to me. And I’m glad she did because I loved it! I really like the way the story is told, you get right into the action and while reading the story you get to find out what’s going on with the world.
It’s a terrifying idea that you won’t live past 20 as a girl or 25 as a boy. At first you just want to hate her husband Linden for taking her away from her brother. But as the story goes you find out that he’s as much a prisoner as she is. From then on I got a little crush on him to be honest. He’s such a sweet boy.
The verdict of a book addict:
Wow is just what I have to say, I loved every page of this book and I can’t wait until I get the chance to read the next one