The Chemical Garden Series by Lauren DeStefano

3.77 · 114 ratings
  • Wither (The Chemical Garden #1)

    Wither (The Chemical Garden #1)

    Lauren DeStefano

    · 48 ratings · published 2011

    By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children... more

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  • Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)

    Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)

    Lauren DeStefano

    · 35 ratings · published 2013

    Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind. Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness... more

  • Sever (The Chemical Garden #3)

    Sever (The Chemical Garden #3)

    Lauren DeStefano

    · 31 ratings · published 2013

    Time is running out for Rhine in this conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Chemical Garden Trilogy. With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past... more

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