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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 December 29, 2013

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!

    This book may eve be better than the hunger games!!! Or maybe not

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Great

    Great book with lots of detail

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Great Read!

    ENJOYED IT SO MUCH I BREEZED THROUGH THE WHOLE TRILOGY IN A WEEKS TIME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Amazing read!

    I loved this series. I love books that make females seem strong and independent. I havent read the last book yet but i cant wait. I love the romance with Rhine and Gabriel but i heard that Gabriel isnt in much of the last book and that really upsetted me. I hope they stay together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    This is the best book/series ever!

    I loved this series,it was the most thrilling, exciting, sad beautiful,suspense filled book that I have read and liked.... other than the mortal instruments and infernal devices series. You must read this WHOLE series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Wonderful!

    This book gets an A from me, it was a easy flowing read that kept me on the edge of my seat. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Great book!

    It really kept my attengion!!! I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Great book!

    Definitely caught and kept my interest. Can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Great book.

    Great book.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    THIS IS A MUST READ !!!!!!!

    I have held off reading this series for some unknown reason. I am soooo glad to have purchased the series!!!!! It is very well written and exciting. It really goes into the main characters feelings and thoughts. I am looking forward to more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    A Stunning Dystopia Novel

    This is a amazing written book. The idea that Lauren DeStefano has created is a stunning one. It brings up an idea that could possibly happen in the future, the idea of genetic ruin. It is an entertaining read that I would recommend to any one over the age of 15 due to some material. Overall, a very good quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Book one

    Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Spectacular

    This distopia novel reminds me of a teenage "Brave New World". Its realistic view of the harsh reality of the world made it completely easy for me to finish it in a day. I cant wait to read the rest of the series!

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    I really loved reading this book. I read non-stop. The style is

    I really loved reading this book. I read non-stop. The style is amazing. The words lef tme speechless and wanting more and more. She never gave tooo much detail or too little just enough to satisfy you but keep you wondering. I was on edge the whole time, its an enjoyable read. The secrets Rhine uncovers are crazy. The attraction between her and he kidnappers servant is my favorite part. in a world as dark as shes in, theres still a way to find love.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    GREAT TRILOGY ALSO. READ THIS AFTER DIVERGENT & DELIRIUM.

    GREAT TRILOGY ALSO. READ THIS AFTER DIVERGENT & DELIRIUM. GREAT DYSTOPIAN BOOKS. ALL TRILOGIES & WAITING ON BOOK 3 FOR EACH, THIS YEAR!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    :)

    Loved it.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    By far my favorite YA series, very descriptive, my favorite writ

    By far my favorite YA series, very descriptive, my favorite writing style....read the sample if your not yet convinced!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    great read

    couldn't put this book down.....the concept is very interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Great book!

    I really like this book and I would recommend it. Its a good story and I cant wait to read book two!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Party

    At lola result one

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