Lauren Destefano

Book 2.0 of Chemical Garden Trilogy

Language: English

Publisher: Turtleback

Published: Jan 1, 2012

Words: 82103
Pages: 324


**The *New York Times *bestselling sequel to *Wither* reveals a world as captivating—and as treacherous—as the one Rhine left behind.** Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they ran away from. Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again…or worse. The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing *Wither*, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever. ** ### Review "Rhine's struggles and pain are real, and her story is both heartbreaking and hopeful. I couldn't read this book fast enough." --Beth Revis, NY Times Bestselling Author of "Across the Universe" DeStefano's rich use of language helps set this dystopian tale apart. --"Booklist" ### About the Author Lauren DeStefano is the author of The Internment Chronicles and the *New York Times* bestselling Chemical Garden trilogy, which includes *Wither*, *Fever*, and *Sever*. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut. Visit her at LaurenDeStefano.com.