Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April's Read-A-Long

First of all, I know it's Tuesday, so you must be wondering, "Where's Tuesday's Ten?!" No worries. We have some authors lined up that we're excited for you to "meet," so keep checking back with us on Tuesdays for more.

This Tuesday is exciting because it's the book birthday for a novel that the booknerds have been eagerly waiting to read. For those of you who don't know, we read a book together every month. You can always find the book we're reading pictured at the top right-hand corner of the site.

Since it comes out today, we thought it would make sense for it to be our April read. Without further adieu, our April read-a-long is....

Wither by Lauren DeStefano!

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

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 Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left. (From the author's website.)

We'd love to have you read along with us and share your thoughts!