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Wither (Chemical Garden Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

37 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

This book is the BOMB DIGGITY! For real. It totally exceeded my expectations and left me with wanting more. Not only was this book one unique read, it totally captured every part of me as I read it. I held my breathe as my eyes raced across the pages reading every emoti...
This book is the BOMB DIGGITY! For real. It totally exceeded my expectations and left me with wanting more. Not only was this book one unique read, it totally captured every part of me as I read it. I held my breathe as my eyes raced across the pages reading every emotion, every secret, every betrayal.


For Rhine everything is fake. She is forced to be a bride to a man she has never met or know. Forced to lived in a nice prison with other sisters wives. Though her time is short, she will not live this way. She longs for her freedom and just wants to be home safe. With danger lurking around every corner, Rhine learns everything and anything, plays the role she needs to play in order to get out.


This book is just WOW. It blew me away. Literally. I was so engrossed in the book, so connected with Rhine that I felt her angry, her pain, her longing for freedom. She was so strong. How she manages not to fall apart completely is beyond me. Poor thing had to just keep picking herself up and keep going. Rhine played her role so good, at times I thought that maybe she was giving in. That she would comply and just live the life she was given. But no, she always came back to remind herself of what is really at stake. Gabriel was nice touch to the book. He let Rhine true self come out and I loved learning about her through him.


I don't want to give to much away, but man this book is just unexplainable. You just have to read it in order to understand what I am trying to say. Ms. DeStefano, your book is complete and total awesomeness. It is the best book of 2011. Ms. DeStefano did what books are supposed to do. Take you away for an adventure of a lifetime. And this adventure, is one that I will never forget.

posted by BooksWithBite on March 7, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Just ok

It was an "ok" easy read. However, there is nothing about these characters that will drag me into another of these books. I will admit to being a bit disappointed after all of the glowing reviews I read prior to the purchase.

posted by 7235032 on March 27, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Totally inappropriate

    Most inappropriate book I have ever read, not like I actually allowed myself to finish it.

    2 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Blah

    Everyone seems to adore this book. I honestly thought it was boring, mildly disturbing and just all around okay.
    The main character is infuritingly weak. She has no personality, no substantial voice, and no desire to take control of her horrible situation. The lead male character is much the same with the addition of being fantastically oblivious to pretty much everything.
    The entire book is very bland, the concept is potrayed in a mildly interesting way where it could have been better developed in every way. And I could just not stand the whinny weak girl the main character was. She could have had everything she wanted if she'd simply grown a backbone and told her halfwit 'husband' the truth about her situation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    An interesting idea, but not well thought out. The holes in the

    An interesting idea, but not well thought out. The holes in the world-building were too big for me to get over. The world is so flooded that the only land left are the highest peaks of the highest mountains...and a totally intact USA (complete with downtown New York City and plenty of Florida orange groves)? While the premise was intriguing, the lack of effort put into really thinking through the world presented make this book impossible to get through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

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    If i liked the hunger games will i like this? ( im 13 )

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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