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Series: Chemical Garden Trilogy


SEVER by Lauren DeStefano
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Fans will delight in the symbolism and clues from the cover, but they will ultimately find the trilogy's conclusion unsatisfactory. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
In the third book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, readers finally learn what exactly a Chemical Garden is. Read full book review >
FEVER by Lauren DeStefano
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"Readers who want to know more about the causes and effects of the mysterious virus will have to wait for the third installment, purposefully set up by another rushed ending. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
The atmospheric worldbuilding, moral dilemmas and romantic possibilities of Wither (2011) never heat up in this, the second novel in the dystopian Chemical Garden Trilogy. Read full book review >
WITHER by Lauren DeStefano
Released: March 22, 2011

In this thought-provoking debut, reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale with a touch of Big Love, a generation of "perfectly engineered" embryos, known as the First Generation, has been watching its children die off from a virus that claims females at age 20 and males at age 25. Read full book review >