Waiting On Wednesday: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

OUaT's Pick:
The Chemical Garden #3
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: February 12th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Summary: (from goodreads) What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb — males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.

In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden’s eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.

In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.

2013 is to far of a wait for this book!!!


  1. I really need to know how this series ends! The first two books were amazing and I am dying to get my hands on this book as well. Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

  2. As I read Fever, I wasn't sure I'd be coming back for this third book...and then I read the last page and knew I'd be back because I just have to know what comes next!

  3. I cannot wait for this book! Especially after the way Fever ended!

  4. Haven't read this series but this book sounds great.

    Here's my version of WoW


  5. Awesome pick! I can't believe I have to wait until 2013 for it to come out! I wasn't the biggest fan of the last book, but I'm hoping Sever will be a perfect end to the series. And such a pretty cover!


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