Dick Jeukens Jeukens itibaren Lichtenberg, Almanya
bu çok karanlık olduğu için puan alır. sert bir okumaydı, bir romandan ziyade taksitler olarak düşünülüyordu, ama onun peşinden gittim. nihayetinde çok eğlendim.
This review is posted at www.TalesWithTea.com **HERE!** Wither is a beautifully written novel that has an equally beautiful cover. Just look at it!! DeStefano has a magical way with words. Her writing is so effortless, flawless, and easy to read that you get lost inside of her world - the world of Wither. Wither takes place in a world where both men and women live only until their early twenties (25 for men and 20 for women). Because of this the characters are forced to live a hurried life. Under these circumstances, I understood why this world condoned polygamy and young mothers. The youngest mother, being only 13 or 14, was a bit disturbing. But like I said, when you only live to be 20, it's more understandable. The protagonist, Rhine, is definitely a realistic character in demeanor. She is in no way over-the-top or hard to follow. I loved her for this. Even though I had some trouble understanding her reasoning and choices, I still felt she was down to earth and ultimately a believable character. I loved the diversity between Rhine and her sister wives, and the different relationships they each developed with Linden. Also, I've got to admit, I felt super bad for Linden! Poor fellow! I wish I could have felt better about his story, but I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles. And Gabriel? Guuuurl, we did not get to see enough of him! All I can say is the second book best be having lots more of him! Hehe ;) I was definitely left with lots of questions after finishing Wither. Where is the government? How are they coping with these circumstances? Is there a lack of government or an uprising? Sadly, we didn't get to see very much of the 'outside world,' as we spend most of the novel within the mansion walls. I can understand that under Rhine's circumstances, world exploration wasn't really possible during Wither. Perhaps the second book will dive into life beyond the walls. Overall, Wither was a deliciously wonderful read! My Rating: 4 / 5 - Ashlee