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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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Wither (Chemical Garden) - Lauren DeStefano An overrated book that seems to depend a lot on its shock value rather than being an interesting story. First of all, the worldbuilding makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The post-apocalyptic angle is wholly useless (so far) and only shows just how little the author understands about how the world works in terms of cultural, economic, social and political trends, not to mention the science is poorly thought out as well.

I was interested in seeing the relationships and interactions between the husband and his multiple wives, and more importantly, between the wives themselves. Unfortunately, there wasn't nearly enough depth to their relationships or their characters; I really think the author wasted a lot of potential there. This book would have worked nicely as a straight up polygamy story. Instead it was just a lot of pretty prose and lifeless scenes with a lifeless protagonist.