“You’ve been captive for so long that you don’t even realize you want freedom anymore.”
– Lauren DeStefano, Wither
Synopsis : Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with [Rich] men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to break loose from its fetters
Wither is the taboo, energized and tumultuous story of three girls kidnapped and forced into marriage to the young Governor Linden.