Friday, February 28, 2014

#BookReview : Enders by Lissa Price

On the jacket:

The riveting conclusion to the sci-fi thriller STARTERS! 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 -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.

Review:

This was my first read of a book by Lissa Price and I had been thinking of reading her for a while, since I'd heard a lot about her books. So, I had to pick this up, despite it not being my favoured genre of reads.

Enders concludes a sci-fi thriller Starters. A story about two teens, Callie and Michael, who have chips inserted inside their brain and someone is after them. Tyler is also with them. However, this story belongs to Callie and she is the hero here. A very intense plot, it was specially interested to read how Callie tried to get rid of the chip inside her head and defeat the old man whom she hears in her head.  

The concept of body renting has been explored and Price has taken this to a new level altogether. Not being a fan of this genre, all this was so new and fascinating for me. Extremely entertaining, and engrossing. I suppose now I should read the preceding story as well, because Enders has got a new fan in me.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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