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    Wither – Lauren Destefano

    “I wait. They keep us in the dark for so long that we lose sense of our eyelids. We sleep huddled together like rats, staring out, and dream of our bodies swaying.” Rhine is taken. In a world where women die at 20 and men at 25 it is dangerous. Girls are stolen off the streets, even when they are careful as Rhine finds out. She is selected out of the group of girls stolen, to be the wife of a wealthy man. She has no see and is locked in a mansion, treated like a princess. But Rhine doesn’t want this, she wants to get back to her brother…