Sunday, April 15, 2012
Starters by Lissa Price
Released: March 13th 2012 (first released February 14th 2012)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series: Starters, Book One
Page Amount: 368, US Hardcover Edition
"HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . ."
-Information from Goodreads.com
Starters by Lissa Price, is a 2012 debut novel. Starters is the dystopian story of where teen(Starters) are renter for their body by renters (Enders). To give them a chance to feel young again. There was a war that took everyone out from the age of 20-60. The Enders are the only ones with jobs. Leaving the teen to do the illegal renting of their bodies at Prime Destination.
Callie Woodland the main female character has no choice but to work for Prime Destination. Because she and her little brother Tyler are orphans and Tyler is very sick. She signs up hoping to secure a payment to get them home and her brother medicine to get him well.
I got halfway through the book before the story finally starting getting interesting. I'm not sure if I will continue on or not at this point.
If you are in love with dystopains then this is a book for you.
3/5 Happy Reading, Ashley