By Lauren DeStefano
What if you happen to knew precisely while you’d die? the 1st booklet of The Chemical backyard Trilogy.
By age 16, Rhine Ellery has 4 years left to reside. A botched attempt to create an ideal race has left all men born with a lifespan of 25 years, and adult females a lifespan of 20 years--leaving the realm in a country of panic. Geneticists search a miracle antidote to revive the human race, determined orphans crowd the inhabitants, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and younger ladies are being abducted and bought as polygamous brides to undergo extra childrens.
When Rhine is bought as a bride, she vows to do all she will to flee. but her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love together with her, and Rhine can’t convey herself to hate him up to she’d wish to. He opens her to a paranormal international of wealth and phantasm she by no means concept existed, and it nearly makes it attainable to disregard the clock ticking away her brief existence. yet Rhine quick learns that no longer every thing in her new husband’s unusual international is what it sort of feels. Her better half's father, an eccentric medical professional bent on discovering the antidote, is hoarding corpses within the basement; her fellow sister other halves are to be depended on someday and feared the subsequent; and Rhine has no option to speak to her dual brother that she is secure and alive.
Together with certainly one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine makes an attempt to flee earlier than her 17th birthday. yet in an international that maintains to spiral into anarchy, is there any wish for freedom?