“The Seeds of Wither” is yet another 1.5 moneygrab of an ebook, and it’s perhaps the most shameless one yet. It makes up for it by being more horrible than Wither itself.
Category: Chemical Garden Trilogy
This is the sequel to Wither, the story about how rapists are precious and fragile and just don’t know what they’re doing and anyway it’s not really rape, and is there ever a lot of not really rape in it. What I know about this book is just that apparently people have been searching “was rhine raped in fever” according to my stats, so I’m thinking there’s going to be a lot more of that this book.
Last time, Rhine and Gabriel escape the stolen boat successfully only to foolishly wander toward the lights and get ambushed. You’d think they’d have learned from moths.
Last time, First Generation Brothel-Lady doesn’t seem to get that Rhine isn’t here to be a prostitute, and after a bit of protest Rhine does what she does best and gives up.
Last time on Fever, Rhine is too special and pretty and virginal to have to be a prostitute.
The Lovebirds, she calls us.
She is building a cage
Well, that’s a bit terrifying.
Last time, they built themselves a bird cage and climbed in.
Last time, a gatherer came to buy Rhine and there was shooting and coughing blood and screaming and Gabriel’s maybe poisoned!
This may be a terrible book from a moral standpoint but stuff absolutely happens in it.
Last time, Rhine finally gets that holy shit they need to escape like right now. Lilac, for some mysterious reason, is willing to sacrifice to help her and will probably die, as all good people do. That’s probably why this world sucks so much, the good people sacrifice themselves to protect the selfish spiteful monsters who only feel empathy for rapists.
Last time, they got over the fence but Maddie screamed.
And as I assumed, this makes everyone instantly know that’s where Rhine is.
So let’s start with what this book did right.
Last chapter, we end with Rhine’s great plan of Gabriel getting up to wake her if he starts to fall asleep.
Last time, fortune telling is real I guess. Also Rhine is special.
Last time, they decided to sneak onto a truck!
Last time on not-Wither, a horrible truck conversation about how Rhine is so super great!