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My First Giveaway: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Today is a special day for two reasons. One- It’s my 1-year anniversary with my husband! Yay!! He is the best hubs I could ever ask for, and I can’t believe we’ve already been married one year! Woo!! Two- Because I’m overflowing with anniversary happiness, it’s time to share the love and host my first ever giveaway.

I’m giving away Wither by Lauren DeStefano!!!! The contest will be held from today, April 11th to Monday, April 18th!!

I’ve been really excited about this book for a long time. I will post a review of Wither this week along with the giveaway!

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

Description: “When scientists engineered genetically perfect children, everyone thought it would ensure the future of the human race. Though the first generation is nearly immortal, a virus causes all successive generations to die early: age 20 for women, 25 for men. Now, girls are kidnapped for brothels or polygamous marriages to breed children. Rhine is taken from her hardscrabble life and sold with two other girls to Linden Ashby.

Though they live in a palatial Florida home surrounded by gardens and treated like royalty, the girls are sequestered from the outside world, and Rhine longs to escape. Her growing affection for her sister wives, her pity for Linden, and her fear of Housemaster Vaughn, Linden’s manipulative father, keep her uncomfortably docile, until she falls for servant Gabriel. This character-driven dystopia, more thoughtful than thrilling, sets up an arresting premise that succeeds because of Rhine’s poignant, conflicted narrative and DeStefano’s evocative prose. Many will appreciate the intense character drama; however, the world building is underdeveloped, with holes in internal logic.Still, this first title in the Chemical Garden Trilogy will surely be popular.”

Here are the official giveaway rules:

  • To enter you must fill out the form below
  • Participants must be at least 13 years old to enter
  • Giveaway will end April 18th by 11: 59 Eastern time
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only
  • Participants may only FILL OUT THE FORM ONCE and TWEET ONCE to enter

After entering a form ONCE, you may tweet the following for another entry.

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I will notify the winner via email for their contact information and post the winner’s first name and blog Tuesday, April 19th!

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About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.