Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Morning Video Brought to You By Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Good morning, readers!!  I know!  It's Monday and I'm actually here!  Shocking.  :P

Let's get right to the video, shall we?

From Goodreads:

What if you knew exactly when you would die? 

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb — males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. 

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape — to find her twin brother and go home. 

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

My Thoughts:

I actually kind of like this video despite the awkward voice-over (something I learned from my theater classes in college:  voice-overs are difficult, especially ones that are supposed to be packed with emotion.  Oftentimes, they come across as too breathy or forced).  This one was a touch too forced in some spots, but I still felt the whole trailer adequately portrayed the depressive feel of the book.

Your thoughts, dear readers?  Would you read this book based on the trailer?


  1. wow. i thought it was very good... interesting. i'd at least read the back of the book and see if i could find any reviews on it.

  2. I actually got an ARC for this book last year, which puzzled me to no end (how did the publisher get my address? Do they think I'm a book blogger?) but I did enjoy the book!

    I'm not much of a fan of voice-overs.

  3. Sounds cool! Les and I will have to check it out. . .~Elizabeth


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