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  • Wither By Lauren DeStefano
  • Lauren DeStefano
  • English
  • 24 October 2020
  • 9781442409057

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Read & Download Wither By Lauren DeStefano Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Lauren DeStefano Lauren DeStefano ß 6 Read & Download Ine 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 uickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems Her father in law an eccen. Surprisingly the worst thing for me about Wither was the boredom I experienced trying to finish it I had previously been warned that the dystopia made little sense and didn t contain a particularly relevant message to society unless you count trying to scare the hell out of teenage girls who may have otherwise carelessly become pregnant But again I m not sure what point if any Lauren DeStefano was trying to make Though that wasn t the biggest problemDivergent had no political or social relevance but it was still wildly entertaining for me and I was addicted to finding out what would happen in such a ridiculous and far fetched dystopian setting Wither was terribly dull I expected shock tactics and obscene cruelty that would have me sat pulse racing wondering what would happen to our protagonist and if she would ever get free of the marriage she was forced intoWell I m sorry but like Matched it simply wasn t dramatic enough it wasn t that bad I know it must be awful to be forced into a marriage with someone you have no feelings for but Linden was kind to Rhine she wasn t raped or treated badly she was well fed and had access to a large and pretty house If this was reality then I would have felt sorry for Rhine but fiction needs drama to it I wanted to be scared for her sad for her I wanted the novel to make me feel something and it never didPlus even though I said it wasn t the main issue the fact that what this dystopia is all based on is not explained well that s uite bad So basically curing diseases like cancer in one generation suddenly means that all their children and their children s children and so on now die young Females at twenty and males at twenty five Huh why It could have been very interesting if it had been explained Though I m rather certain that thus far Lauren DeStefano hasn t a clue as to why it happened she doesn t appear to have worked out the whys and hows of her world buildingAlso small but annoying if you re going to have that romance story subplot and it seems everyone is then at least create chemistry and sell it to me because I m not convinced I finished the book with no cares as to whether Rhine and Gabriel had a successful relationship the only thing in his favour throughout is that he s the better option to Linden and that s hardly difficultI do understand how some people thought the writing was pretty there were parts where I paused and re read a sentence because it sounded nice But it wasn t enough to hold up the entire novel and especially not when I have recent reads like Lips Touch Three Times Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Piper s Son to compare it toI don t understand the hype when it comes to Wither as I usually do with other popular books that didn t do it for me If you want to read a fantastic dystopia about what happens when a woman s control of her choices and her womb are taken away then pick up The Handmaid s Tale Řídících Márinka Řídících Márinka #3 uickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems Her father in law an eccen. Surprisingly the worst thing for me about Wither was the boredom I experienced trying to finish it I had previously been warned that the dystopia made little sense and didn t contain a particularly relevant message to society かくれんぼハニー unless you count trying to scare the hell out of teenage girls who may have otherwise carelessly become pregnant But again I m not sure what point if any Lauren DeStefano was trying to make Though that wasn t the biggest problemDivergent had no political or social relevance but it was still wildly entertaining for me and I was addicted to finding out what would happen in such a ridiculous and far fetched dystopian setting Wither was terribly dull I expected shock tactics and obscene cruelty that would have me sat pulse racing wondering what would happen to our protagonist and if she would ever get free of the marriage she was forced intoWell I m sorry but like Matched it simply wasn t dramatic enough it wasn t that bad I know it must be awful to be forced into a marriage with someone you have no feelings for but Linden was kind to Rhine she wasn t raped or treated badly she was well fed and had access to a large and pretty house If this was reality then I would have felt sorry for Rhine but fiction needs drama to it I wanted to be scared for her sad for her I wanted the novel to make me feel something and it never didPlus even though I said it wasn t the main issue the fact that what this dystopia is all based on is not explained well that s Confessions of a Slacker Mom up the entire novel and especially not when I have recent reads like Lips Touch Three Times Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Piper s Son to compare it toI don t Deep Listening A Composer's Sound Practice understand the hype when it comes to Wither as I The New Bohemians usually do with other popular books that didn t do it for me If you want to read a fantastic dystopia about what happens when a woman s control of her choices and her womb are taken away then pick Price of Privilege Price of Privilege Trilogy #3 up The Handmaid s Tale

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Read & Download Wither By Lauren DeStefano Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Lauren DeStefano Lauren DeStefano ß 6 Read & Download Tric 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 outTogether 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 freed. I m not a chick that falls easily into hype but sometimes it can be hard to avoid like with this book It seems like EVERYONE absolutely LOVES this book I have not come across one blogger saying anything to the contrary Of course I could be missing a few but those that I do wander across love I had to wade into Goodreads reviews to find black sheep like myself that found serious fundamental issues with this story on multiple levels Did I buy into the hype initially To an extent Books get pimped all the time but it s not all that often that they re swayed so heavily like Wither was So when I went to read it my expectations were slightly higher than normal Unfortunately the book didn t even come close to meeting them And of course I then started to freak out a little and that s when I started looking for the less than stellar reviews Did anyone else feel like I did about Wither Yes They re the minority but yes As some asstastic random commenters on Goodreads would have it anyone with a dissenting opinion against the overwhelming majority should just shut the hell up and keep their opinions to themselves or suffer the wrath Sillies Does that sound like meSee with dystopian fiction you can t just insert random catastrophic shock value events for people to live around without having a thorough understanding of how our society works today and how this current society would potentially break down under such apocalyptic situations So when I see a statement in the ilk of the ice caps were vaporized long ago by warfare with zero environmental nor humanstic repercussions for such an event my suspension of disbelief gets punched in the face It can only take so many hits before it just gives up DeStefano punched my disbelief in the face A lotIf the elements in a dystopian world don t make sense I just can t take the rest of the plot seriously because everything ends up disjointed Let s take those ice caps which is a near uote from the book by the way They were vaporized by warfare Breaking that down we would have to have weaponry that ran so hot it could vaporize Antarctica Which holds a steady 35 degrees Celsius Okay Hot weapons But if they re cataclysmic enough to do that what about the rest of the planet Would it not get completely annihilated People we d turn into Mercury if there were weapons that could do that Since weapons of mass destruction have not moved beyond the nuclear warhead in the 65 years it s been in existence and this story is only set about 70 years in the future it s relatively logical to assume that they haven t moved much beyond that And since nukes now are capable of ass raping humanity what this premise is saying that they ve created something beyond that that have been used but people still exist No sorry You can t just pick and choose which elements to remove without considering the greater repercussions of that action And this isn t even considering the environmental impact of releasing millions of suare miles of ice as vapor into the atmosphere Guys we d have beach front property in Kansas if that happened We d have floods of Arc proportions that would have even Noah going fuck this shit Do you see what I mean Since we have Rhine going from Manhattan to Florida from that tiny statement alone my suspension of disbelief has a black eye a bloody nose and is missing a tooth Factor in a nonsensical virus that no one can explain yet everyone s looking for a cure to how you can fight something you know nothing about is beyond me and how no one knows how it works after 50 years is absurd women dying before men when scientifically women outlast men and again this virus seems to function for no other reason than shock value how the society has de evolved to a Victorian polygamists compound despite coming from a feminist culture where women should be smart enough to hold their crotchtal regions hostage and switch control since you know they re the ones with the power to control the fate of procreation in their nether regions the whole of the planet has destroyed itself in viral chaos except for North American which upon first mention had me going are you fucking kidding me either the author is shitting on the rest of the planet for being feral idiots that couldn t survive the virus or she s shitting on Americans for being dumb enough to believe that we re the only ones superior enough to survive this either way it s bad girls getting slaughtered for not being bride material in a society where a womb is like gold makes total sense Oo and the kick to the nuts the author gives sensical dystopian fiction my suspension of disbelief was pureed in a blender and drunk for breakfastThe world failed hard Nothing made sense and everything seemed to exist to serve the plot DeStefano pushed aside what should have been valuable research for shock value and pretty dressesAnd then there were inconsistencies in the plot like Rhine s desperation to leave Yet when she s presented with perfectly valid windows of opportunity she passes on them for one stupid reason or another With her earthly clock winding down you d think time would be valuable Waste none right So instead of taking the opportunity to literally walk away Rhine tried to made mad dashes in the most horrible inconvenient ways Why I have no idea other than to make the plot interestingLinden s an idiot pedophile whose ignorance is made to actually be appealing He doesn t know what his dad is doing His father keeps him in the dark Maybe he isn t so bad after all No He s no ignorant of what s going on in his own damn house than the Germans were of the camps they were living next to Sorry guy but you don t live in the middle of a shit pile and not smell the stink It really bothered me how his whole situation attempted to make Rhine s blooming Stockholm syndrome justifiable and even okay No She was kidnapped Her sister wives are being raped This is not okay But of course Rhine gets a free pass In a house where Vaughn is salivating to produce loinfruit Rhine doesn t have to get down with her pedo husband for reasons I guess She just weasels her way out of it Or someone didn t want to write a rape scene from behind the eyes of the MC Either orAny antagonist in this story is implied and insinuated but never shown Yeah we see Vaughn with a body in a gurney but anything outside of that window is pure conjecture We hear gunshots but the door s closed before anything could actually be proven The fear is spread by rumors and wild imaginations As far as we know there is no threat But people s wagging jaws and out of context scenes keep the fear alive We have no idea what really happens outside of Rhine s eyes She doesn t even know what happens outside of her eyes She just guessesThe words on paper were good enough to get me from beginning to end I was definitely compelled to read through to the end and find out what happened to Rhine despite the fact that I found her to be a whiny brat without the brain she kept saying she had in Manhattan I liked the oldest sister wife whose name escapes me right now I found her the most dynamic the most compelling character But the world is written so lazily and the situations so nonsensical that I just couldn t get into it I couldn t push the niggling back far enough to enjoy it Sorry but I m science minded and I don t like it when people fuck over science for the sake of dances and bubble baths and candies If I can t believe the world in which these characters live how I even begin to believe themIn all honesty I d bet money on the cure for this virus being in Rhine s multi colored eyes It s mentioned too hard and fast in this book not to carry weight further on down the line You don t show a gun in the first act and not have it go off in the third you know So I would not be surprised if Rhine lives beyond her scheduled 20 years because of some genetic mutation caused by those multi colored eyes Or the twin thing factors into it or both They both survive because they split off from the same egg thus each carrying the same mutation to both embryos and saving both children only one s dominant and one s recessive The twin thing is pretty dominant in the story too and it was mentioned that Rhine and her brother were the first non deformed twins her parents had But I might be thinking way too far ahead of myself here because this is all branched off of scientific accuracy which this book spits in the face ofWhen it comes down to it remove the characters from the story and set them in ether and you have a love triangle coupled with kidnapping It s not a normal love triangle where the contenders are evenly matched One is made pretty obvious over the other here and the other two chicks are there basically for shock value They re not competition I guess but they don t really serve a purpose other than to serve Rhine s plotChances are you ll get sucked into it but personally you have to turn your suspension of disbelief way up to get through it Like I said I was compelled to read through to the end and I liked the ending The story could rightly end there although we know it doesn t it was nice and cleanly finished in a happy ending sort of way It was nice But the rip my hair out parts far exceeded anything good I found in Wither There are far better and far believable dystopians available out there that couple not only a strong and less suick worthy romance but a well built believable world to set it in

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Read & Download Wither By Lauren DeStefano Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Lauren DeStefano Lauren DeStefano ß 6 Read & Download 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 children When Rh. As seen on The ReadventurerOh boy do I have problems with this new crop of YA dystopianpost apocalyptic lit I am starting to think that the authors who attempt to explore this genre have no understanding of what it takes to write such books Just making up some new horrible way people are treated in a future society and adding in some angsty love triangle isn t enough I don t want to sound too lectur y but these new young writers probably do not realize that to create a dystopianpost apocalyptic society that is believable they need to 1 understand how our current world works 2 be able to identify cultural political economical trends that can possibly affect humanity in a major way in future 3 realize that when they set their eyes on extrapolating a certain trend they need to have their characters react to it in a logical in terms of human psychology wayLet s take Wither About 70 year prior to the beginning of the story humanity got itself into a huge bind Playing with genetic engineering scientists created a new improved type of people cured of decease with longer lives etc Only the offsprings of these new people have some side effects females now die at the age of 20 and males of 25 this number thing is weird but ok I am not going to linger on it What happens now is that young girls are kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriage to procreate The main character of this novel 16 year old Rhine is now one of 4 wives and is scared for her futureYou know what my problem is right here The notion that barely out of teen years young men would be so preoccupied with procreation Why would they care to make babies They will be dead in a couple of years Why would anyone in this world care to have children or place a value on them if they never see them grow if they never were raised by their own parents Such a strong pro procreation scheme reuires a lot of conditioning IMO some structure that makes young people accept the idea they need to waste their precious years on being pregnant and producing children You need some older people to think up and maintain the procreation cycle because mostly older people care about this sort of thing Throw a couple of dozen of teens on an island tell them they only have four years to live and see how many will think about the next generation There are some first generation people around in this novel who can live their lives until old age but I never found them very influential in this world DeStefano created More often than not they are domestics and not evil mastermindsThen the whole structure of this world is just unbelievable Why do these people want to give birth to children when there is nobody to take care of them and so many of them run wild Why do they kill young girls if they are so valuable as wombs Who actually makes these young people work if they know they are about to die What motivates them to go to work None of these uestions were answered convincingly to meThe entire dystopianpost apocalyptic premise is faulty in my mind My rant here only pertains to a fraction of issues I have with it There are great reviews like this one that explore holes in the world building in terms of economics politics etc You might think I am too nit picky uestion everything but I just read Paolo Bacigalupi s short story The People of Sand and Slag in which people eat sand regrow their limbs and embellish their bones with blades and I totally bought it When written right any even the most outrageous premise can make you believe in itI am sure there will be some people taken by Wither They will like being shockeddisgustedtitillated by the scenes of polygamy the main character s constant fear of being raped and impregnated 13 year old girl having sex with her much older husband and liking it mentions of Kama Sutra etc I personally found some aspects of this novel distasteful Instead of Wither I would recommend The Handmaid s Tale and The Children of Men which deal with similar themes but in a responsible and sophisticated way


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    Read & Download Wither By Lauren DeStefano Lauren DeStefano ß 6 Read & Download Read & Download Ú PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Lauren DeStefano so this is the handmaid's tale for kids with some new details for the modern set premise world is basically over only north america survives but barely like one step better than the road due to genetic manipulation and subseuent oop

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