Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Starters Review

368 pages
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. . . .

Review (ARC):
This was definitely an interesting dystopian novel. Can you imagine renting your body out for a week or months where you have no idea whats going on or whats being done in it? Well that's part of the story in this novel. Callie is brave but desperate to help her brother Tyler have a better life. Most of the youth in this society are on the streets or in institutions if they don't have grandparents to take care of them. Callie decides to rent her body and that's when the story and mystery begins. I loved the fact that Callie goes through a lot in this book but doesn't just sit down and take it. Instead Callie works hard to make things right despite the things that happen. Callie does find romance in this book but its a little creepy. However, I can't wait to see where this romance takes her in the next novel. And this book definitely leaves you with a sense of mystery and anticipation for the next novel in this series. I definitely recommend this novel if you love dystopian fiction.


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