Monday, March 5, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher:  Delacorte Press (imprint of Random House)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley

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. 

First Sentence: "Enders gave me the creeps."

I loved this book. The world building, the plot and the characters were all fantastic. I can understand why it is said that Lissa Price is a best selling author in the making, and after reading this book, I am sure you'll see why too. This book was just amazing.

First off the world building, it's great. There is no other way to describe it. It is inventive and set up in s very nice way. It is done in a way that keeps the story interesting, you are always discovering something new about this dystopian universe Lissa Price has created.

Second, the plot: oh, where do I start? It is AMAZING! The twists, the mystery, the romance, the constant suspense, it's all there throughout the whole book. The story is great, the twists in the plot are so good, they always keep you at the edge of your seat. 

Third, the characters: They are all wonderfully written characters, they are believable and you grow to enjoy them more and more. The main character Callie is a very strong female character which I really enjoyed. She is motherly and protective when it comes to the people around her. It is very clear that she had to grown up very fast after her parents died and has therefore become very responsible. She is a wonderful character, she has all the qualities of a great heroin.

Fourth, the writing: I really enjoyed Lissa's writing style, it's fast paced and very well written. The dialog is amazing and it is perfectly divided between action, thought and dialog, which I loved. 

Overall this book was amazing, I loved every single page and I could not put is down for the life of me. It is definitely a book worth reading if you like mystery and dystopian novels. Or if you just like reading in general. I have a feeling that this will be a book everyone will be raving about in the near future. Because for me at least it's up on the list next to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It is definitely a favorite.

I loved it/it was amazing: 
Until next time - happy reading ♥,

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