Would you sell your youth to survive? That certainly is the question in STARTERS by Lissa Price. Now, there are lots of books coming out this year that we are excited for but this may be the on top of our to-be-read list this Spring. Why are we so excited? Well, for starters (haha, get it?!) just read the premise!
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...
Seriously, the premise alone has on edge with excitement. Even Kami Garcia, co-author of Beautiful Creatures, says "Fans of The Hunger Games will love it!" and we know there are a lot of Hunger Games fans out there.
Buzzgirl got a taste of this book back in the Fall during her trip to Comic Con, but now everyone can get the scoop on the series! The new website and Facebook page are now live! Explore the website to get the exclusive chapter sampler, watch the book trailer and read more about the series!
The book doesn't officially go on sale until March 13th, but you can always pre-order your copy ahead of time! There's also an e-original short story coming out on February 14th called PORTRAIT OF A STARTER which you'll find out more on the Starters Books Facebook page in the next few weeks. The book will be followed up by two more e-original stories and then the epic conclusion titled ENDERS, which goes on sale in December!
They'll be adding Lissa's tour dates soon, but don't worry we'll be posting those in our events section as well once they are finalized. Want more from Lissa? If you're on Twitter, you can follow her @LissaPrice!
So tell us Buzzers, are you excited to read Starters!