Monday, October 19

Review: Wither by Amy Miles

Title: Wither
By: Amy Miles
My Copy: Ebook for Review from Netgalley
BookWhisperer Rating:

The world went to hell two weeks ago and twenty-one-year-old, Avery Whitlock, just watched it happen.

After an epidemic swept across America like a biblical plague, the government leapt into the fray with the release of the MONE vaccine. What was meant to bring salvation to the remaining survivors instead brought damnation. Human mutations began within days of the drug’s release and the Withered Ones were born. People not alive but not entirely dead either. They walked the streets, unblinking and unaware. A zombie, for all intents and purposes, but nothing like anyone anticipated.

Growing up on the streets taught Avery how to care for herself, but no amount of self defense classes at the Y could have prepared her for the outbreak of deadly gangs, a corrupt government bent on using her blood for experiments and the depths to which desperate people would go to survive. She soon discovered that it was not the Withered Ones that she needed to fear, but those still human. The ones who knew how to put a gun to her head when they wanted something from her.

Avery was forced to decide how far would she be willing to go to survive just one more day.

Thought from The BookWhisperer

Make sure that you are fully prepared for the devastating story enclosed within these pages. When you decide to attempt this daunting quest it will be with the understanding that you are about to be moved in every way possible through this journey, and it the tornado of emotions will be debilitating to say the least. Wither is not your average story, and it will cross every boundary taking you to the depths of despair and the reality of what it truly means to survive. Avery's story is not one to envy or relate it will mark you with an experience unlike one you have ever known. Starting just a few weeks following a biblical plague that over ran the world; Avery is a young woman just trying to exist. Refusing to leave the one person she knows on this on this Earth; Avery willing remains in the path of one of the ruthless gangs that organized following the deadly aftermath. Her survival is possible due to the quick protection of Cable, and unlikely relationship start and ends just as quickly. She will continue on a roller coaster that will take her in and out many different enemies grasp. Although, all of this is just the beginning of Avery's journey. Her mission is without destination or even a particular goal. That is other than to remain breathing and out of the hands of the remaining survivors that are almost as crazy as the withered ones. This is a ruthless and vile world that has very few allies, and enemies are countless from every direction possible. As survival seems to drift further and further out of reach readers will find themselves absorbed into this desolate story.  Avery will make several wrong turns, but the reality of this story is regardless of the turn danger and death await just around every corner. In this sinister world Avery will manage a few survivors to accompany her along the way, but this world is merciless and even those will come at a cost. Wither is just the beginning, and while I have no clear idea as to what is in store it is obvious that Avery's grim existence is the only guarantee. I firmly believe Amy Mile's soul intention in Wither was to create a story that would "rock your world, and leave a mark", she succeeded!!

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