This book is set in a world where, in an attempt to make the human race almost immortal and disease free, scientists released a ticking time bomb into the human DNA. Girls live to 20, and Boys to 25.
Rhine lives with her twin brother, that is until she is kid-napped and sold as a bride, along with two others, to a rich man. In her world, this is seen as common, and in some cases necessary. Although Rhine now lives in a mansion, she is a prisoner. Still, she remains strong, desperately trying to escape and return to her brother. But, she lives in comfort, and so what if she is forced to love her husband, so what if her sister-wife has already died of the virus? At home, she will return to poverty, but at her new house, there are parties and luxuries. How could she ever leave? After all, she only has four years left.
I loved this book. It's one of those books you just fly through, and never put down. DeStefano has a great style, and some chapters still haunt me. Also, for a book so based on the concept of sex, it's fairly PG.