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Wither

(2011)
(The first book in the Chemical Garden series)
A novel by

 
 
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?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wither (Chemical Garden, Book 1)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 0-606-23683-X / 978-0-606-23683-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 1-4424-0905-3 / 978-1-4424-0905-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 0-00-738698-2 / 978-0-00-738698-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wither
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 1-4424-0906-1 / 978-1-4424-0906-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden, Book 1) (Chemical Garden 1)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 0-00-742547-3 / 978-0-00-742547-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wither: Book One of the Chemical Garden
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 0-00-742545-7 / 978-0-00-742545-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Voyager
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Audio Editions

July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wither
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
ISBN: 1-4561-2057-3 / 978-1-4561-2057-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy)
Author(s): Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA