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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 22 - April Book Challenge

Happy Earth Day!

Many organizations have been attepmting in the past few years to help the Earth be a more healthy planet. What with Global Warming, rainforests being cut down, and pollution the Earth is not the most safe place to be. 

Literature has started to predict what could happen if us humans continue on the path we are going down. Thousands of authors have written about what would happen after an apocalypse or if the majority of the population was killed off by some horrible disease or natural disaster.

So in honor of Earth Day, this book is about a world we need to not become! 

My favorite Post Apocalyptic/Dystopic book is...

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Garden Trilogy)

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

Let's face it, all of my favorites were already taken up in past posts and I don't want to repeat books. This is still one of my favorite series though! 

Wither is not really about the world coming to an end, its more about the stupidity of scientists. But it is about horrible living conditions in the world, so I believe it fits. 

Don't know what its about? Check out the Goodreads page linked above or continue reading. 

Scientists believe that they discovered a way to create the perfect race. Stronger, faster, and able to live longer. However thanks to this drug, it has left the population of males able to live to age 25 and females to age 20. The story follows Rhine, and girl with four years left. When she is kidnapped and sold to a wealthy man to be one of his brides (a common practice in this society), she is shown a new world. A world full of luxury and wealth she never thought she would have. She must make a decision about leaving her husband, who she doesn't hate as much as she wants to, and finding her brother she left behind.

I really honestly love this series. It's different from anything that I've read and I felt as though the story never got dull. There was always something new to discover or someone new to run from. 

So go check out this book and have a happy Earth Day!

-Shawnee Smith

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