My review can be read here:http://livinthruarts.blogspot.com/2011/05/wither-chemical-garden-1-author-lauren.htmlIn short, behind this beautifully designed cover there is a beautifully written story. It is quite hard to believe that Wither is Lauren DeStefano’s debut. She managed to pull me into this newly crafted world where men die at age twenty-five and women at twenty, from the very first page. Once I got taken hostage by Lauren’s writing, there was absolutely no way I could have escaped from it; and why would I have? I felt like I was on Cloud Nine. It was just too good to fly through.