Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Wither by Lauren DeStefano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book when it first came out, and then for some reason, I waited 7 years to get around to reading it. That’s how stupid I am, because once I picked this up, I could not put it down. I read it straight through and tuned out the whole rest of the world until I finished.

This is a mess, and I loved it. This is a dystopian YA, and while I’ve read a lot of books in this genre, and there are obviously some similarities in this world to some other dystopian worlds I’ve read about, I still founds this one to be . . . unexpected.

It’s definitely dark, twisty, and occasionally uncomfortable. So, of course, I love that.

Plus, it has a love triangle, which quite frankly is an aspect of YA that I almost always enjoy. Because, come on! A girl needs choices. She can’t just fall for the first broody male on the scene. Give me two, or even three options, as far as I’m concerned. Let’s stop pretending that the whole world falls in love with the first person they ever kiss, because let’s face it. That’s the exception, not the rule.

Book 231 read in 2018

Pages: 358

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