What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
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 Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
From the moment I started this book to the moment I finished it I didn't expect anything, while reading I usually guess at whats to happen not this time, because while reading I couldn't guess any of the plot it would change on me and sometimes I was in the background encouraging Rhine to keep going.This was an amazing 1st book to the trilogy so looking forward to number 2 and of course trying to figure out the ending to number 3 on the way. I also experienced what life must have to be in her shoes and so I became and Rhine and I had to choose at least this world doesn't exist or else I would already be dead I'm 21 so dying at 20 well I wouldn't be able to have experienced this wonderful book. I loved every aspect of the story and can't wait to recommend it to everyone I see, this one story changed my aspect on what can be a possible future and I am willing to bet it can change everyone opinion about their own possible future I am counting down the days until there is another book to the series to find out if Rhine has a future.
Just to make it perfectly clear I'm Team Gabriel.