From the Publisher
The second book in The Chemical Garden Trilogy reveals a
world as captivating-and as dangerous-as the one Rhine left behind
Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they're still in
danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the
one they left behind.
Determined to get to Manhattan and find
Rhine's twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of
being captured again…or worse.
The road they are on is long and
perilous-and in a world where young women only live to age twenty
and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. In this sequel to
Lauren DeStefano's harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if
freedom is worth the price-now that she has more to lose than
About the Author
Lauren Destefano won The Thornton Wilder Award for a short story entitled Orange Blood while in high school. She received a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut in 2007. She is the author of the Chemical Garden Trilogy.
About the Book
In a future where genetic engineering has cured humanity of all diseases and defects but has also produced a virus that kills all females by age twenty and all males by the age twenty-five, teenaged Rhine escapes her forced marriage and journeys back to New York to find her twin brother.
Published: February 21, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 144240907X
ISBN - 13: 9781442409071