Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano 4.5 stars

Very evocative writing...fantastic feeling and images in her words, and just the right amount of them.

Wavered on the rating, and final deciding factor was the "can't-put-it-down" effect...the world drew me in, but had to take a break from it...perhaps not enough hope. Regardless, beautifully written, fascinating characters and I look forward to reading more of DeStefano's work, especially the rest of this trilogy!