Waiting on Wednesday (27): Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight soon-to-be-released books that you are so [im]patiently waiting for. It also gives other bloggers a chance to find and share books for To Be Read lists.


Author: Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Chemical Garden, #3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected Publication: February 12, 2013

Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy.With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

Why I need this:

The first two books in this trilogy were such a thrilling read. I couldn't put either of them down and I can't wait to see where Lauren takes the story next and how she concludes it. Will they finally find a cure for the virus in time to save those who have already contracted it? What will become of her brother Rowan? And who will Rhine end up with: Gabriel or Linden?