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4.1 23
Young Adult Fiction 4011
It will draw you in, tie you up, and never let you go.
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
I started Wither fully expecting to enjoy it. I did not, however, expect to get completely engrossed, to fall for the boys, to feel for the girls as intensely as I did.

My favorite thing about Wither was. . .Linden Ashby.

I fell in love with that innocent, naive boy-husband. He is only twenty-one years old. He has never seen the world, has lived under his father's seemingly caring thumb for his entire life. He knows so little about his wives, yet he loves them honestly and deeply. I expected to hate him, to despise him for imprisoning these women. Instead I fell in love with him, and I felt for Rhine every time she felt for him.

I also really connected with Rhine's feelings for her sister wives. I never had sisters, and it was really powerful to me to read about the connections she formed with Jenna and Cecily over the course of the book. Rhine was so real, so honest, and so believable - three things I highly value in a female protagonist.

Wither is a strong series debut, for fans of other trilogies like Shatter Me, Crewel, and Divergent.
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