Title Profile & Character Information

Wither

Annotation
At age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years to live. Thanks to a botched effort to create a perfect race, all females live to be twenty, and males live to age twenty-five. While geneticists seek a miracle antidote, orphans roam the streets and polygamy abounds. After Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she is desperate to escape from her husband’s strange world, which includes a sinister father-in-law in search of the antidote and a slew of sister wives who are not to be trusted. On the cusp of her seventeenth birthday, Rhine attempts to fleeā€”but what she finds is a society spiraling into anarchy.

Characters
NameEllery, Rhine
GenderFemale
TraitsTwin
Kidnapped
Married

GenreYoung adult fiction
Dystopia
Science fiction
Suspense
TopicsGenetic engineering
DNA research
Viruses
Kidnapping
Forced marriage
Polygamy
Medical experimentation
Genetic mutations
Time
SettingFlorida