Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price

Starters by Lissa Price
Published: 2012
To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.

Starters was disappointing. I read this book because the premise was interesting. It was, as well as intriguing, till after 40% into it. That’s when it started falling apart. The whole story felt like it was all over the place. There were A LOT of inconsistencies and questionable details. The age difference alone is not possible even with the circumstances.

The writing was okay, world building was done sloppily in my opinion. I understand some of the things and tried looking past them, but as I reached the end, that’s when I felt like the plot was a stretch. There was a solution presented in the end that would seem like something the characters involved should have done in the first place, if it was just that easy. I’d say it was anti-climactic.

The love angle has its moments, at one point I did like Blake but what do we really know about him? He’s attracted to Callie for no apparent reason and he did things for her without question. As for Michael, he’s been with Callie for so long that there’s a silent mutual understanding that they’ll be together after everything. Then again, we don’t know anything about him either. I don’t remember being giddy with any scenes involving either guy.

The revelation in the end was unexpected for some but it crossed my mind 90% into the book. I think that would be the only reason for me to read its sequel, Enders, to find out WHY and HOW that surprise in the end became like that.

9 thoughts on “Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price”

  1. I know right? I had high hopes for this one because the plot was interesting. I wanted to like it but it’s really disappointing. πŸ™
    I’ll still read the sequel though, I want answers. XD

    Oooh! Thank you for the nomination, where do I find this award?

  2. Ara of My Book and My Coffee

    It’s always sad when a story is not told properly.
    From the synopsis, it looks as if it can be really good. It is unique, for
    sure. Oh well. Let’s hope the sequel is way better.

    Thanks for sharing this honest review. πŸ˜‰

    By the way, I have news for you. I’ve nominated you
    for the Sisterhood
    of the World Bloggers Award! Check it out πŸ˜€ Congratulations!

  3. Yes. Don’t. LOL. How old is your daughter? I recommend the Delirium or Divergent, if she’s into dystopian. Or Hex Hall if she’s into witchcraft — it’s also light read, easy to digest. πŸ™‚

  4. Stef dela Cruz

    I’ve bought way too many books that seem to have such a good plot, but the execution sometimes turns out disappointing. It kinda discourages me from buying books that I haven’t heard of yet. Still, we do have to venture out of our comfort zones once in a while. πŸ™‚

  5. too bad 1 lang ang rating.. but I sometimes see the cover and judge in there if I will buy or not.. if I saw this… I will definitely not buy it hahaha..thanks for the share

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