Monday, February 10, 2014

*BOOK REVIEW* Starters by Lissa Price

Starters (Starters, #1)

{Published 7/23/13 by Random House Children's Books}
{384 Pages} 
{AUTHOR: Lissa Price}

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. . . .

~Azelyn's Review~

I have to say I've never read anything quite like this book. Usually I can easily compare what I'm reading to other books, but in this case I can honestly say it is a original story. It is about 16 year old Callie, in a dystopian future where the Spore wars killed everybody between the age of 20-60, and now all that is left are Starters, people under the age of 20 and Enders those over the age of 60. Technology has allowed persons to live 200+ years, but it has also lead to Prime Destinations, a place were an Ender can rent a Starters body for a nice price. Callie is struggling to keep her and her 7 year old brother alive, so she goes to Prime Destinations to have Enders rent out her body, but something goes wrong with the chip in her head that allows the Ender to control her body. She wakes up in the life of the Ender who rented her, filthy rich and has whatever she wants. She soon discovers that the Enders reason for renting her is much more dangerous than she expected, but can she trust Prime Destinations to fix the problem? Who can she trust? Lissa Price's first novel is definitely a must read especially for fans of dystopian novels such as Divergent, Legend and The Hunger Games. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this! I ended up liking it too, and I agree that it's a good one for people who like action-oriented sci fi thrillers like DIVERGENT and LEGEND. I haven't read the sequel yet, but I want to get to it soon.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden