Wither. Lauren Destefano is truly a master of both storytelling and language, and she weaves together the plot and the imagery in such a beautiful and seamless way.
The best way that I can think of to describe this book is a comment that I made to another blogger: it seemed like one big, drug-induced rave party for the first half of the book or so, and then the story really kicked into high gear. I don't want to give anything away, but Rhine's adventure is so colourful and vivid, and filled with such an interesting group of characters, that I found it hard to tear myself away from the book until I'd savoured the last few pages. To echo the statements of nearly every other reviewer thus far, I really can't wait to see what happens in the next book in the series!