Review: Wither


By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for 8525590this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.

When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away  p páginasher short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape–before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden’s servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?


english, español, otros


The Chemical Garden – Book 1


YA, Sci-fi, dystopia


358 pages

Audio Time

10 hrs and 23 mins


Well this one I picked this one up more than anything because of the cover it was pretty and the blurb was interesting, the thing was that after reading a while I became pretty frustrated with the story.

Too much drama for my taste and Rhine being so indecisive just make me have contradictory feelings about her and everything else.
So I decided to just leave it and move on, the concept was cool but I feel that at some point it just wasn’t for me so I just stopped reading it.

The covers were super cute and the blurbs were pretty cool.




En un futuro cercano, todos los recién nacidos llevan incorporada una bomba de tiempo genética. Los varones viven hasta los 25 años, y las mujeres, que mueren a los 20, son 12226400secuestradas y forzadas a contraer matrimonios polígamos para evitar que la humanidad entera desaparezca de la faz de la Tierra. Cuando secuestran a Rhine, una joven de 16 años, para venderla como esposa de un hombre adinerado, le espera un mundo de privilegios. Su joven marido, Linden, la ama igual que a sus otras esposas, pero Rhine sólo desea escapar, aunque deberá enfrentarse a su excéntrico suegro, quien no cejará en encontrar un antídoto para el virus que amenaza la vida de su hijo, aunque para ello deba dejar varios cadáveres en su camino.


inglés, español, otros


El jardín Químico – Libro 1


Juvenil, Ciencia ficción, Distopía


379 páginas

Tiempo de audio

10 horas and 23 mins


Bueno, éste lo escogí más que nada debido a que la portada era bonita y la sinopsis era interesante, la cosa era que después de leer un rato me sentí bastante frustrada con la historia.

Demasiado drama para mi gusto y Rhine tan indecisa, para eso ya estoy yo gracias, sólo me hizo tener sentimientos contradictorios sobre ella y todo lo demás.
Así que decidí dejarlo y seguir adelante, el concepto era genial, pero sentí que llegada a una parte de la historia no era lo mío y la verdad preferí dejar de leerlo.

Las cubiertas eran súper lindas y las sinopsis se veían interesantes.




  1. empressdj

    well done – I find it hard to write up a book that wasn’t bad – but just doesn’t resonant

    • Joselyn Raquel

      I do try to be very objective with them

  2. Katie

    That cover is very pretty! Sorry it was so disappointing for you.

    • Joselyn Raquel

      Yeah it was more like a moral thing I found I didn’t like within the book but until that moment it was pretty interesting

  3. Cassie's Library

    I am sorry that you didn’t enjoy this book. Even though you said you didn’t enjoy it this sounds like a book I would enjoy, I put it on my TBR. It sounds pretty interesting. It sounds like something though in the story upset you. Hope when I read it, It doesn’t bother me that much.


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