ISBN-13: 9781442453999

Discover the world author Lauren DeStefano created in Wither, a riveting dystopian
thriller. In the not-so-distant future, fallout from genetic engineering causes all
females to die at age twenty, and all males to die at twenty-five. Kidnapped from
her home and torn from her twin brother Rowan, sixteen-year-old Rhine is forced into
a polygamous marriage and taken to live in her husband’s mansion. She has everything
she wants-except for freedom. But her plans to escape and return home are
complicated by a devious father-in-law, as well as Rhine’s growing attraction to
Gabriel, a servant who works on the estate. Read the first 100 pages of Wither and
be captivated by Rhine’s journey.

This eBook sampler includes an EXCLUSIVE, never-before-published short story by
Lauren DeStefano! “The First Bride” reveals the events leading up to Wither, from
the point of view of the bride that came before Rhine.

The sampler also features an excerpt of FEVER, the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy!