Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday(3/23): Wither


 Synopsis From Goodreads
 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 limited time she has left

As all of you might have known, that Wither has been published yesterday, March 22nd 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. In Indonesia, it has been transliterated by one of my favorite translator, Maria M. Lubis. Penerbit Kantera, the publisher, who bought the book rights said it would be published in April 2011. YAY. Can't hardly wait. 

The publisher chose to use the cover above. They said they might make some changes. But still I prefer the US cover. 

What book are you waiting for?

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"Waiting" On Wednesday is a weekly meme that hosted by Breaking The Spine

20 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i like the us cover too, but this one is pretty cool too!

Liz said...

Wow I've never seen this version of the cover before. Very cool!

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Stephanie (PoetrytoProse.com) said...

Awesome cover! I just read Wither and absolutely loved it - hopefully you do too!

Stephanie @ Poetry to Prose

ComaCalm said...

What the... I was so confused when I saw that cover! It's cool but it looks a bit 80's for my taste. Wither is awesome though, I hope you enjoy it!

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Christina T said...

This cover reminds me of the US cover of Matched by Ally Condie. I liked Wither and I hope you will enjoy it too. Great pick!

Brodie said...

Oooh I almost didn't recognise this because of the cover. I'm in love with the US version, it's just stunning. But I am so glad that it's going to be released in Indonesia too!! Can't wait for you to read it, it's AMAZING!

Jan von Harz said...

Love this cover too and am very anxious to read Wither. Great pick!

June G said...

I read this and it's so good! This cover is so different from the American one. It's very interesting. I want to study it a bit. Kind of reminds me of the girl on the cover of Matched, stuck in that bubble.

It's a Book Thing said...

*Rubs hands together!* oooh! Cannot wait for this one!!!

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abeautifulmadness said...

It looks so good. I can't wait to read it. I have to get it soon. Great pick!

Lori said...

I hope when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

DJL said...

This is a lovely cover, I think I like it better than the US version. :) Great choice to wait on! Thank you for visiting and following! New follower here. :)

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Great pick! I'm really looking forward to reading this one as well! Here's my WoW!

Carissa said...

This is has been a popular choice for quite some time now! Sounds like an intriguing read! Thanks for sharing!


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Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oh wow! I hadn't seen that WITHER cover! I love it! Even though the original is more eye-catching, I think this one really captures the crux of the novel with the hourglass.

Mariya said...

Wither was awesome!

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Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Yay! I'm glad you'll get to read it soon! It's really great.

Read Now Sleep Later said...

LOVED this book... I read an advance and immediately preordered a hardcover the moment I was done... I hope it arrives soon so I can read it again!

Alison said...

Cool - I haven't seen this cover before. I really enjoyed the book.

Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I* haven't seen this cover, and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.
Hope you can read it soon, I really enjoyed it.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog