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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price (Review + Giveaway)

Genre:YA Dystopia
Publication.Date  March 13th 2012
Pages:368
Published By:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers    | 
WebsiteLissa Price

Starters - Goodreads
My review copy:Finished copy received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Where to get: Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Indie Bound






     HER WORLD IS CHANGED FOREVER

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. . .

(Goodreads)




“I need you to go talk to a girl who may have some information about Emma."
"Where is she?"
"Someplace you're not going to want to go."
(...)
"I give up. Where?"
"Institution 37."
I felt a hitch in my breathing. I leaned back against the wall.
"Could I pick hell instead?”
Did Cinderella ever consider fessing up to the prince, that night she was enjoying herself in the fancy ball gown? Did she even think of telling him, oh, by the way, Prince, the coach isn’t mine, I’m really a filthy little barefoot servant on borrowed time? No. She took her moment. And then went quietly away after midnight.
 When hawks cry, time to fly.







   

     Lissa Price's debut YA novel, Starters, is an interesting and ultimately creepy tale of survival, sacrifices and fractured society, one that highlights human vanity, greed and stupidity. It's a readable and entertaining dystopia that provides the reader with a fascinating premise and provocative storyline full of secrets and plot twists. Fast-paced and disturbing, Starters is a book easily devourable in one sitting.

     Set as a first person narrative, Starters tells the story of Callie, a teenage girl, who has lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She, her younger brother, Tyler, and their friend, Michael, are now living as squatters, sleeping in abandoned buildings, stealing water and food, doing everything in their power to survive. Determined to get enough money to provide her brother with food and shelter, Callie signs a contract with Prime Destinations, becoming a donor. Prime Destinations, run by the mysterious (and creepy) Old Man, is a private organization that hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders (wealthy seniors, desperate to feel young and pretty again). The donors undergo a surgical procedure to insert a neurochip to the back of their heads. The chip allows the renter to control the donor's body via a wireless connection. A little bit over a month of being a puppet, which to Callie will feel like nothing more but a long, refreshing dream, and the payoff will get them their own house and a year worth of food. It seems like a harmless and easy way to secure their future. What could possibly go wrong? Well, everything. Prime Destinations' plans are more twisted and evil than Callie could ever have expected, and the secrets she's about to learn will put everyone she cares about in mortal danger.

      It's no secret that I have always loved reading post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction - and the creepier the story, the better. So when the opportunity presented itself to read and review Starters, I jumped at the chance. Fascinated by the intriguing premise, the creeptastic, edgy cover, and the promise of an experience similar in intensity to The Hunger Games, I was giddy with anticipation. I expected a lot from this book, and although I did enjoy it quite a lot, I couldn't help but feel a little bit disappointed with some aspects of the story. Starters is not perfect. Clunky in parts, sketchy on the details of the world building, and sometimes borderline nonsensical when it comes to the characters and their weirdly motivated (or not motivated at all) decisions, it's not quite what I thought it would be when I picked it up. As much as I liked the premise, the plot line had more holes than a Swiss cheese. Some things were easy to overlook, other made me cringe and frown. Ultimately, though, I felt quite frustrated with how the story unfolded, how the characters behaved in certain situations, and how unnecessarily twisty the plot line got towards the end of the book. I didn't understand why the vaccine was given to the elders and children only, condemning the rest of the population to a certain death. It didn't make sense to me. If your country is being attacked with a biological weapon, you'd think you would want to save some of the vaccine for people who will be able to keep the society from totally falling apart: scientists, government officials, military force, health professionals, etc.. In other words: people who matter. You certainly won't just save a bunch of kids and elderly people, and hope that everything will somehow work out. I didn't quite buy into the love story between Callie and Blake, either. It seemed a bit forced and out of place, and I'd be more than happy to have Blake's character entirely erased from the pages of Starters. At times I found myself wishing for the characters to be slightly more fleshed-out. I wanted to learn more about Callie, Tyler, Michael, and the families they've lost. Instead of reading about "z-mails" and "supertruffles", I wanted to find out more about the Spore Wars, and the post-war society. What exactly happened to Callie's parents and thousands of other people who did not receive the vaccine? Why didn't they receive the vaccine in the first place? Few questions were answered, and most of the time the answers were ambiguous at best.

      That's not to say that Starters is not a good book, because once you get past the sketchiness and the lack of chemistry between the main characters, you get a very entertaining and involving story. It's definitely an action-packed ride all the way to the end. The cliffhanger ending delivers quite a punch, so be prepared to be left dumbfounded and gaping. You will most likely end up re-reading the final passages, desperately trying to make sense of what just happened. For the most part Starters is well-written, although the overly simplistic language leads me to believe that there is still some room for the author to improve her prose and dialogues, to make them more vibrant and engaging. These are really minor issues, though, and they shouldn't prevent you from thoroughly enjoying this delicious dystopian treat. After all, who could possibly say no to this gorgeous, droolicious cover?







Random House Canada has generously offered 1 finished copy of Starters by Lissa Price for giveaway
I'm also giving away my finished copy of Starters to a lucky International reader!

Open to: EVERYONE
Giveaway ends March 15th
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About the Author
Evie is the Blogger behind Bookish. She enjoys reading many different genres, especially YA, Paranormal, Contemporary Fiction and Fantasy.
She loves talking to authors and is always happy to welcome them for interviews, and guest posts. She also likes spreading the love for awesome books and  chatting with fellow book-worms.
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97 comments:

melannie (: said...

I'm hoping to read this one butI'm a little worried cause of the lack of chemistry between the MC that you mentioned. That's the most important aspect on my book rules, even if everything else on the story falls flat, give me chemistry and I might end up gicing it 5 stars ;)

I still want to try it, & I adore this trailer, one of my faves EVER.

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

I am also a fan of dystopian fiction. Too bad that it's swiss cheeseish though. If it has a good story I would still like to read it.

I'm in the US and my GFC name is Bookworm Lisa - didn't leave an option for that in the form.

Lisa S. F.

M.A.D. said...

GFC Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
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I'm with you, post apocalyptic books are my hands-down favorites, and ... even though some readers don't care for the *narrative* POV, if it's well told I think I actually prefer it because it can feel more realistic.

And thank you for the terrific giveaway!! :D

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

I didn't have a place to leave a link to my blog roll. http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com

Shayna said...

I love dystopia books too! This sounds awesome! If only my to be read list wasn't so long....

Angie said...

"the plot line had more holes than a Swiss cheese"

Uh oh! I'm glad you still considered it enjoyable despite it's flaws.

GFC: Angie

Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

Sarahbotbonkers said...

I've been meaning to read this ever since I requested this book from Netgalley and got accepted. The synopsis sounds awesome and I really like the cover. Thank you for your review and for this awesome giveaway! :D

Rhee said...

I am so desperate for this book. I've been waiting for it since it was first talked about on Goodreads. Oh goodness, do want!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Megan said...

I love the premise of this book. I'd still like to give it a try!

Megan said...

Sorry, also, I am Canadian!

Giselle from Book Nerd said...

I cannot wait for this one! You have such a detailed review! Well that's sad to hear there's not a lot of chemistry. I find that would get boring wouldn't it? And I can't wait to finish the ending. I love cliffhangers.

Lori M. Lee said...

Oh man, your review leaves me so conflicted lol. Plot holes I can handle in small numbers, and then I start to get impatient and the eye rolling begins. On the other hand, I love books that are filled with action, and this definitely sounds like it is.

I do like to form my own opinion, though, so I still want to read this. Thanks so much for the honest review!

Krista said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been really wanting to read this one! That's too bad that there were a lot of plot holes. I think that's the test of a good dystopian since it's so difficult to build a whole world. I'm glad there is still some good action in it, and It sounds like an enjoyable read (although I'm not much a fan of cliffhanger endings). And yes, it is a very gorgeous cover!!
GFC Follower: Krista R

Jessirae said...

I loved this book oh so much. I got a eARC through Netgalley, but I'm dying for a finished copy! Thanks so much!

I really thought Starters was pretty creepy too. The thought of having my body taken over my an Ender scares me. And I agree with you completely. I thought Starters was an excellent read, exciting and a page-turner for sure but I really wanted more background story on the spore wars. I want to know how it all happened and why. There's definitely a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to the past. I was also disappointed on the lack of Michael background. I sort of don't trust him, although he's done nothing wrong. I think a lot of the characters in the book are sketchy, untrustworthy because everything and everyone is not what they seem to be. It's scary. I'm sorry to read that you didn't like Blake and Callie. I don't know why I do. It's ridiculous really since, well you know! lol. But I love your review. Very well thought out and straight to the point!

I'll be waiting on the second book for sure!

Jessirae said...
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Jessirae said...

Sorry for another comment, there was no space to leave info in Rafflecopter:

GFC name: Jessirae
Blog link: http://jessiraelloyd.blogspot.com/
I'm from the U.S.

roro said...

I didn't have a place to leave a link to my blog roll// http://roroisreading.blogspot.com
tnx 4 the giveaway

Janiera said...

I love I love dyo novels and this sounds really, really good!

Lisa Nguyen said...

I can't wait to read this now! Excellent review :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Adriana C said...

I love dystopian novels and I LOVE this cover, but now I´m worried that I may not like Starters. With so many dystopians novels out, I don´t know what to read next.

GFC: Adriana C
http://readingfictional.blogspot.com/
thanks for the giveaway!
I´m International.

Oh! Paper Pages said...

GFC: Oh! Paper Pages
Great giveaway!

Lexie said...

I'm sorry this didn't quite live up to your expectations. :( Plot and character issues can definitely drag your reading experience down. Still, it sounds very unique and fun if you can get past the problems, so I'll definitely give this one a try. :D Lovely review.

Jackie said...

Totally love this cover. I am super excited for this one to come out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Doodle said...

I've been up in the air about read this and I really enjoyed reading your review, especially the swiss cheese.

GFC: Doodle
Blog Link: http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Thanks so much for having this giveaway! I've been wanting to read Starters ever since I saw the blurb and the cover. :D

The review you gave was great, and even though you gave it only three stars, I'm still willing to check the book out. :P

I'm from Malaysia, BTW.

-Meg
The Book Galaxy

Agnieszka Nashi said...

#very review I see of Starters makes me want to read it more and more! I'm just sad I couldn't get it earlier, so I hope I can win it this time.

The first two chapters I received in a chapter sampler were absolutely enjoyable, so I hope the rest is just as good - I loved the world building, the creepiness, everything. Not to mention it's a dystopian novel, and I love dystopians.

Thank you for the review and the chance to win it!

GFC: Agnieszka Nashi
I'm from Poland. :)

Miri said...

I heard a lot of good things about Starters, so I have to say it's quite interesting to hear what you didn't like about the book, too. First of all I have to say, that the beginning of the story reminds me a bit of The Tribe - don't know if you heard about it, it was a children TV series some years ago. Was pretty famous here in Germany even though it is from New Zealand I think. But the main plot is about the fact that all adults died. So I think it's also quite interesting to see what happens when only children and elderly people survive. Despite the fact that you mentioned there is too less information about the family background and stuff, I really hope to get to know how the world changes for the characters. And what are the consequences of that process?

Starters, as you said, seems like a nice novel over all. And I really can't wait to read it.

And I'm from Germany, so international. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

Evie said...

I'm still a little excited to read this one just because I love dystopian fiction. But the lack of chemistry between the couple may be a problem though.
Thanks a lot for the review and giveaway :)

Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

I loved the honestly in your review about what you saw as flaws but that it was still an interesting storyline.

Thank you for the giveaway!!

Forgot to add that I'm in CANADA

Gorelenore said...

This looks like a pretty cool book, and your review is great even though the book wasn't everything you expected it to be. You make the point that the vaccine was only given to elders and children; which I think is weird too, but if you think about it, those are the people that are really told to get vaccines now since they are more susceptible to viruses...I think it was probably a play on that aspect of current society

-Mystery Rose said...

I read the first book a while ago and I thought it was really, really good. Even thought there is less family background, like you said, I cant wait!!

Momo (Books Over Boys) said...

First of all, I loooooove the blue in your review (aah, that rhymed)! TOTALLY caught my attention!

And....omg, is this the book that started our twittah convo yesterday? About the review...related thingy? Well, I feel you. :) Not every book's gonna rock our boat, you know?

I applaud you for your honesty and stating what didn't work for you and why. <333

Thanks for the giveaway and I'm not in Canada - US instead.

Jennifer said...

Swiss cheese, huh? Very interesting description choice ;-)

This novel has been on my TBR pile for a while, so I am glad you say it's enjoyable!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Angel (Mermaid Vision Books) said...

That's exactly what I was afraid of re: this book. :( I don't think I'm going to pick it up, but I really really enjoyed reading your review!

Forever Lost in Books said...

I can't wait to read this book! And your review sparked up my interest even more, because of what you say about the sotryline and twists..... gosh! I also love post-a and dystopian books!!! 3 on 5 stars... awww...I hope I,ll like it more, though ;D I couldn't say no, either ;D

-Cathee

Forever Lost in Books said...

Oh! Also, I,m Canadian :D

And my GFC is : Foreva Lost in Books

Forever Lost in Books said...

And... you know my blog, right, stalker? http://foreverlostinbooks.blogspot.com/

readinginwinter said...

I've been seeing this book everywhere and it sounds so darn good!! I wish I could get my hands on it, but I'm on a book buying ban right now. :(

Thanks for the giveaway!

WritersBlockNZ said...

Wow STARTERS' cover is totally droolicious!!

Cookie said...

Thats too bad about the "swiss cheese" plot. I still definitely want to read it but now I'm gonna go into it without such high expectations so hopefully i won't be too disappointed

Cookie said...

my gfc name is Cookie

Cookie said...

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Emily @ Falling For YA said...

Thanks for the nice honest review. The synopsis seems really interesting but I have seen too many "great" reviews for it was so I was worried. I might be more cautious in picking this one up now.

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Hi Evie {waves}

I absolutely love the cover and the premise sounds really intriguing - it's such a bummer about the lack of chemistry and the cliffhanger but I am still quite keen to read this one.

Sharon (Obsession with Books) Aussie

Blog <3 link (listed as a tab page)- http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au

GFC - scondous

G. Donald Cribbs said...

Thank you for your honest review. I appreciate you weren't entirely fangirlish, especially since you wanted the book to be more than it seems it was. I'm still interested to read it for myself, and I thank you for the opportunity to win!

KaylaBeck said...

Great review - I love your honesty about what problems you had with it. I'm still dying to read it. :-)

(Oh, and I'm a US reader!)

Natasha Areena said...

Oh I love action-packed ride all the way to the end.

I'm not from Canada

Natasha Areena

Ashley R said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway! My GFC name is: Ashley

I've adored this creepy cover since I saw it months ago, and I'm so excited to read the book since it seems original and, truthfully, a bit terrifying. I've avoided most reviews because I don't like spoilers, but I always read yours since I love that you bold for skimming and don't ever spoil anything -- and while I'm kinda sad to see that there were a few holes in the novel, my interest is definitely still there and growing!

Cean said...

I really hate cliffhangers, but since your review is so convincing, I can't wait to read it now :D

GFC name: Cean

Carina Olsen said...

I have pre-ordered this book, and I'm really excited to read it :D I really love the cover of it; and it seems like a great book :) Awesome review, btw ;) <3
Love, Carina

Giada M. said...

Thank you for your great review! This book sounds good and I would love to read it soon. Thank you for the chance! Fingers crossed!

Bookish in a Box said...
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Bookish in a Box said...

Plot holes are a pet peeve of mine, but I can't help but want to read Starters and see if it can convince me that letting someone take over your body is NOT the terrible idea I think it is. (Although from what I've heard, I think it will prove me right.)

I'm in the US. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kali S said...

I'm so excited to read this. It's unfortunate it didn't hold up to your expectations. I hope it is okay for me. I don't seem to mind as much when there are plot issues..We'll see!! I dont mind when questions are left unanswered either, some of my favourite books are like that. The Giver being one of them. I actually didn't like it very much the first time I read it, especially the ending, but every time I re-read it, I fall more and more in love with it.

Isn't this part of a series anyways? So questions might be answered in later books.


Thanks for the giveaway.

mayabijoux said...

I really want this book!!! Great review!

Na said...

I like these kind of stories too and I agree the creepier the better. I'm sorry you found some aspects troubling. I also like when stories feel more resolved rather than leaving so much unanswered.

Celine said...

Awesome review, Evie! I can't wait to read this book! It sounds awesome. Also loving the book trailer. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Fara said...

I've been DYING to read this! But I've heard so many mixed reviews on it and it kinda made me hesitate on it a wee bit. But if I win this I'll totally read it of course=D

GFC name : Farah Hanani
you didn't leave an option for that

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

Wow, Evie, I'm so drawn to this genre that I grabbed it from NetGalley when I had the chance and am eager to read it super soon. I've seen some mixed reviews out there, but as I've mentioned before - mixed reviews mean that I just want to read the book all the more. I hate that it didn't make it to 4 or 5 stars for you, because ultimately those are the ones that leave us hugging the book when we're finished reading it (particularly with a cover so stunning) but they can't all be that way, ya know?

Thanks for your thoughts - you know how much I love reading them. ;)

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

Also, Evie, I'm in North Carolina, USA!! ;)

Chi Kittie said...

Wow, very nice review. It sounds like something I would love to read. The cover is very cool as well. I like that the book has a creppy feel to it and I love reading books like that so thank for the chance to win a copy.

GFC - Chi Kittie

- Beckie
ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

Chi Kittie said...

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Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

I really want to read this book. Plot holes are certainly something to think about but in the end I know I'll read this book anyway.

Sofija Kapranova said...

I recently opened dystopia for myself and I love it! So I'll love to read this book. The cover is simple but very beautiful!
GFC: Sofija Kapranova

Katharyn said...

I'm interested to see how this book pans out. The plot idea sounds fairly interesting. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Alexis Neuville said...

Great review! This is my first time on your blog, but I really like how you set it up!

I've seen this book around the blogosphere quite a bit and I've been very intrigued by it! I really love dystopian books, so if this is another, I'm sure I'll be happy! Hopefully it'll still be a good book, even if some of the parts were unclear!

-Lexi, The Literature Lion
http://www.theliteraturelion.blogspot.com

Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader said...

Awesome review! I really love dystopians, and this book has a great concept!

Rachel Naddeo said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book, even more after reading your review. But I have to disagree with you, I don't like the cover at all! it creeps me out a bit lol! But great review!

And I live in Switzerland, so international for me :)
GFC - Rachel Naddeo
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Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Great review Evie! I know it was difficult to review this book. It definitely was twisty, for me the romance aspect is what I couldn't wrap my head around. I'm glad you still enjoyed it and hope you will read on. I need to read on now to see what exactly happens after all those twists (especially the random ending!)

Jessi (Geo) said...

Great review Evie!! I've been seeing this cover around all over the blogosphere, so I added it to my TBR list just to see what the fuss was about. This was actually the first review I read for it, though. The world building issues would really get to me, that's the problem I had with the Chemical Garden books. I like things to be thoroughly explained!!
I'll still give this one a try because it sounds interesting...the control with the microchip part reminds me of the movies Surrogates and Gamer- sweet!
Thanks for the honest and detailed opinion :)
Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

Thanks for the heads up on all the holes in the plot! It sounds like, what's the old saying, it wouldn't hold water?! If I decide to go ahead and read Starters I'll keep all those little problems in mind!

SJune said...

Enjoyed your honest review. I know several people who gave this 4 & 5 stars so it's always interesting reading a review that just thought it was ok. I still hope to read it in the near future.

Cesya MaRae Cuono said...

That was a great, honest review. I love hearing peoples' opinions on books but I usually wait until after I've read them. No matter, I still enjoyed reading your review and I can't wait to get started on Starters!

Anna said...

Thanks for an honest review; this is another book I've been on the fence on for a while and I don't think I'll buy it, maybe just get it from the library.

Jaime Lester said...

This book absolutely drove me crazy. When it started, I was pulled in right away, but as the story progressed there were so many questions that were presented that I never got satisfactory answers to. Sometimes with the first book in a novel, I understand why. Building plot threads and all that writer stuff. But with Starters there was no reason for it. Also, I was not a huge fan of Callie. She starts the novel with feelings for Michael, knowing he has feelings for her. Meets Blake and forgets about Michael and Tyler almost entirely accept for the occasional mention. When she finds out at the end that Blake wasn't really Blake the whole time, instead of going back to Michael who has been MICHAEL the whole time, she holds on to Blakes hand saying she wasn't going to let the Old Man ruin her good memories? What?! Wait a minute? Are you insane? Yep, definitely a crazy one. I don't know. The whole thing just about drove me nutty. Oddly enough though, I will read the second book just to see where it goes. Who knows. Maybe it will be fantastic.
Anywho, thanks for letting me rant for a minute, and thanks for your awesome, honest review.

Jaime

penguin said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the review!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Great review. All the reviews and ratings I've seen about this book weren't th greatest either so I'm not sure if I'll ever read this book.

We Fancy Books said...

Creepy Dystopian Book with a cliffhanger? Can I just tell you that you just sold me this book! I'm totally ordering it now eeek and the quotes loooooove it! Can't wait to read it, you owned this review! <3

Jay
We Fancy Books

Ems said...

I also wondered about the whole giving the vaccine to the elderly thing. WHY?! They're at the end of their lives anyway, so I completely agree with you on that point.

I also didn't buy the relationship between Blake and Callie. I wanted more of Michael.

Lena Reve said...

I just got this book the other day and I cant wait to read it. It seems unique and interesting. Great review. :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Can't wait to read this one!! :)

Michelle Sedeño said...

I'm torn between reading this or not, I've seen mixed reviews but the blurb seems nice. I'll try reading this one day..

Karina A. said...

I've read mixed reviews about this book and it really made me curious so I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for your review!

E_V_E said...

I really want this book! 8) theme is great and the cover?! wau 8)

kaatxd said...

I always see this in bookstores and i want to read it too, it seems fascinating!! I waish I could buy this soon nice review

Grace Lo said...

I like creepy dystopia, but I read a few chapters of Starters before deciding that I wasn't in the mood. Although, yes, I have to agree that the idea is very good, I just didn't really want to read on for some reason. Hopefully, I'll pick it up again to continue.

Sunwear BookEater said...

I really want this book, since I hearded of it. Thanks for the review

Snow Fairy said...

I really love this dystopia. :)))) Great review. :)))

Evolutionprent said...

I'll read the book someday...

I hope my money won't be wasted with this book.

Mariki93 said...

I've just started to read this book in Italian...I'm sure I'll love it!!

Taylor Hudson said...

Thank you for this review. I used to want to read this book, but now I'm not so sure anymore because of the lack of chemistry. I like that you were honest with this review and what you had to say made sense.

princesshoran said...

I love the idea of the book so I think I will be reading it... however I'm a little worried about the "lack of chemistry" between the characters because that often bothers me in other books. However, I have been able to put that aside and still enjoy a book. And aside from that I think this book sounds pretty good so I'll give it a try! Thanks for the wonderful review :)

Nicole Mainardi said...

I've been putting off reading this book, mostly because of that cover :/ The sad thing is that I met her and got it signed, so I feel like I need to read it soon but I'm not sure now... great review Evie!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Great review! I really like the sound of this one, especially for that creepy cover. Thanks for the honesty. Even though you didn't absolutely love it, I still want to read it for myself.

Laira Jamille said...

Wow. What a great review! This book has been in my to-read-list, maybe I should give it a shot! :)

Bea Tejano said...

My co-worker has been telling me to read this book since I'm into dystopian novels:) Thanks for the great review!

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