Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Enders by Lissa Price
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Author Info: Goodreads, Twitter, Website
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 273 pages
Buy it Here: Amazon
Related Books: Starters (Book 1)
Our Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael—teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations—Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life—but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too . . . and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body?
No one is ever who they appear to be, not even the Old Man. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for herself and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.
I'm going to start by saying I liked Starters better but I did really like this book too. I didn't like how it was impossible to tell who was truly the "bad guy" however it did make you want to keep reading. There were some really surprising twists in the book, some that I sort of saw coming & one that completely blew my mind (sorry, no spoilers here!). I feel like the story could continue in several more books because there is so much that Price could do with how the story was left. I would definitely recommend picking up this book, but make sure you read Starters first!