Review: Wither by Lauren Destefano

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12383869 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 reac
h 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.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
 
 
Silly me. I finally read Sever forever ago and forgot about my post that went with it until I came across it last night! SO! Sever!
 
*Warning: a little bit Spoilers*

Sever is the final book in the Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren Destefano, and lived up to the first in the series, Wither.

In this conclusion, we still have Rhine being skeptic of all her surroundings, but this time with the knowledge that yes her brother Rowan is alive and well. But Rowan is not the same either. 

Rowan is blowing up research labs saying that they're evil and killed Rhine, but we know that to be phoney boloney. 

So, the whole premise is to find Rowan this time with her sister wife, Cecily, and ex-husband, Linden. Yes, ex because linden finally drop that whole Grimm's fairy tale version of Cinderella's prince stupidity and let's Rhine be Rhine.

I do feel bad for Rowan, and I always secretly hoped in Fever that Rhine would realize that they can say screw it and run off together, because let's face it if they didn't meet the way they did, it would be Rowan not Gabriel she'd pine for.

I'm gonna stop here with plot because the rest of the spoils are actually great unlike Fever was. (Find me on the twitter to discuss the end!)

My favorite part is the end. It reminded me why I loved this series in the first place with Wither. Though some stuff goes down that I wasn't happy with (what happens to Rowan's gang? The back story on their parents could have been longer; etc.) I still understand that it was a trilogy, but still there should have been one more book.

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