Author: Lissa Price
Total Books: 2
Published: 13 March 2012
Goodreads score: 3.91/5
My score: 4 / 5
The Spore Wars wiped out everyone between 20 and 60, Callie’s parents included. Her little brother Tyler and Callie have to go on the run.
They live as squatters with Michael and have to fight off anyone that want to take their food. They need it themselves.
Everyone under the 20 are called starters. Starters that have grandparents have it good. But a lot of starters like Callie and Michael don’t have grandparents and live on the streets.
Callie need money and decides to look what Prime Destinations is all about. Prime Destination is run by a mysterious figure known as the old man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders, seniors that want to be young again. It pays very well and Callie needs it.
She agrees to be a donor. Signing a three times rental gives enough money to keep Tyler, Michael and herself alive for a while.
The first two rentals are going fine and are done before she knows it. But during the third rental it goes wrong. She wakes up in the life of her renter.
She finds out her renter has plans that are not allowed under the contract and that the plans from Prime Destinations are even more evil than you could imagine.
I have different opinions about this book. I realised that I read it a few years ago and it stood by me. Apparently, renting bodies and having weird voices in your head, stays with your.
There was no other book on my ereader, so I decided to give this one another go. And I kinda like it.
It is not a book that is amazing and unbelievable and that you can read it three times in one month. But is is good.
Nowadays it is really hard to write a dystopian book without copying another book or movie. Lissa Price did a good job with it on Starters. It was something new and fresh.
Somehow it sounds pretty awesome that is would be possible to change bodies for a while but on the other hand it creeps me out. What if you change bodies and something weird happens?
Starters is a great book to read in between series or just to relax a bit. I read Starters and Enders (book 2) in one day at the beach. (I thought this was a great idea, until I discovered that I did not put sunscreen on my stomach and ended up with a burned belly…)
If you like books like the Hunger Games, Divergent or other dystopian books, than you will enjoy this book.
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Would you want to trade bodies with someone?