Posts Categorized: dystopian/post-apocalyptic

Wither (Chemical Garden #1): review

Wither (Chemical Garden #1): review

Wither (Chemical Garden #1)by Lauren DeStefano The concept of a society in which girls are forced into polygamous marriages may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but I like art that pushes boundaries or attempts to explore unusual subjects in a meaningful way. Besides, the cover is gorgeous! And on the set decoration front, Wither is a novel that seductively beckons the reader with alluring images and positively drips with atmosphere. Languid young women wander around a mansion in lacy gowns waiting to be impregnated by their joint husband, due to drastically shortened life spans that force them into polygamous marriages. It’s pretty much the love child of Ally Condie’s Matched and the television show Big Love, as styled by Vogue. While many of the scenarios and language are certainly quite beautiful, however, sometimes I wasn’t sure whether I should laugh at the repeated images of our heroine lounging on a satin bedspread eating candy, all… Read more »

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