By Lissa Price
(Ember, Paperback, 9780385742481, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
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A riveting sci-fi dystopic thriller and series launch from the author of ENDERS.
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.
Callie soon discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than she could ever have imagined. . . .
Includes Portrait of a Spore, a never-before-published short story that takes place in the world of STARTERS.
PRAISE FOR STARTERS:
“A bona fide page-turner.” —MTV.com
“A smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” —DEAN KOONTZ
“Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best.” —Los Angeles Times
“Intriguing, thought-provoking and addictive.” —BookReporter.com
“Readers will stay hooked. . . . Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Fast-paced dystopian fiction. . . . The inevitable sequel can’t appear soon enough.” —Booklist
“Addictive and alluring.” —Examiner.com
“Chilling and riveting.” —Shelf-Awareness.com
“A must-read for fans of The Hunger Games and Legend. Fast-paced, romantic, and thought-provoking.” —Justine