Cover Reveal: Sever by Lauren DeStefano
This is a book series that I absolutely adore. The breathtaking writing, ingenious plot, and sinister characters make for a haunting and delicious read. The third and final book in the Chemical Garden trilogy is SEVER, coming from Simon & Schuster in early 2013.
What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb — males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.
Personally, I think it's beautiful but I also like the other two better. This series' covers are hard to live up to because they're all stunning. I love the covers. The items behind the model are always indicative of the plot so I'm curious to see where these might pop up, especially the apples. Snow White, anybody? I also really want Rhine to find her twin because I feel like that bond should be explored more. I'm a twin and I can't imagine being away from Hannah for that long, especially in that world! Anyways, I love the cover and I can't wait for the book. What do y'all think? Tweet me @beachtwin110 or comment below with your thoughts!