The Seeds of Wither

The Seeds of Wither

Lauren Destefano

Book 1.5 of The Chemical Garden

Language: English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: Nov 15, 2011

Words: 27719
Pages: 104


**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, before it goes on sale 2/21/12!