Thursday, April 25, 2013


Starters by Lisa Price
When Callie realizes that her brother and her best friend are starving and she has no way to get them food, she turns to her last option: Prime Destinations. It is a place where she can "rent" her body out for people to use (using a chip in her brain.) The first two fly by very quickly, but during the third one Callie wakes up. There is a problem with the connection and now the lady who was renting her body gets stuck in her brain.
Callie keeps blacking in and out of her own body, letting the renter take control, and after that, she won't remember anything that has happened. When Callie wakes up one time with a gun pointed at somebody, she realizes that her renter does not have a total life of luxury; she wants to murder someone and frame it on Callie. Can Callie stop her before it is time to get her body back to herself?

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. . .

My rating:
This book was a great dystopian, one of my favorites, actually. It could have used more character development on some of the characters, but the plot as well as "Prime Destinations" was well explained. This was one of the books that you have to finish in a day or you could go crazy. There were a lot of big shocks in this book, things you never would have dreamed could happen. The end was a HUGE shocker with a cliffhanger and I hope the second one comes out soon.
Ten out of ten.
Reading Next: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)

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