Hello sweeties <3
This month wasn't really good speaking of reading...I only read 2,5 books...I somewhat didn't have the energy to open a book after work. I rather watched some TV shows, let myself get distracted by Gackt or made viddeos on Youtube - well, I just have too many obsessions if yu ask me *hahaha* But anyways, this book review was already 2 weeks waiting for me...so lets start ;)
Original Title: Starters
Author: Lissa Price
You can buy the book here!
HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER [SUMMARY ON GODREADS]
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. . . .
WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT:
This was a great start into the series, that unfortunately is only two books long and where the second instalment doesn't live up to the expectations (unfortunately). But I will talk about that in another post ;) I think the setting is really great and the characters with their struggles are well rounded. Also the net of mysteries woven around the situation of the Starters and Enders is really nice. You can really understand why the characters are acting how they are.
As for the setting I have to say that the premise with only the really old and really young people surviving the Spore Wars is absolutely new and exciting. Although I have to say that the author used to many stereotypes here, like only the old people are rich and unless you still have grandparents you have to live either on the streets or will be sent to the most cruel institutions. Well, this is important for the plot because the body bank couldn't exist without teenagers who don't suffer, right? ;) Furthermore I have to say that the Spore Wars in itself never were explained, that on one hand wasn't needed at all because it could have been every other war who destroyed mankind as we know it BUT I am still curious x"D
All in all the book was a really great read...not as good as The Hunger Games or The Raven Boys but I really enjoyed to read it. Of course it didn't stray from the usual paths of Young Adult dystopian literature too much but I was already expecting that.
Hope you enjoyed thie review :) Tell me what you are reading at the moment :3
Have a nice day~