“21/2-- readable, but highly implausible. The world building in this book is not very believable, and loopholes in the plot abound.”Jennifer P wrote this review Monday, January 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Callie and her younger brother Tyler are living on the streets and trying to survive after the Spore Wars killed the rest of her family. She lives in abandoned buildings and is forced to flee every time the marshalls come in to clear the buildilngs. In an effort to gain more money for their survival, Callie checks out Prime Destinations, which is a company that "rents" the bodies of the Starters (younger people) so that the Elders can live in the body for a period of time to feel young again. Callie, against her better judgement, decides that she will participate only for the money that she can receive. Something goes wrong with her rental, and she begins to be able to communicate with the Elder who rented her body. Callie discovers that this woman wants to kill a Senator and plans to use Callie's body to do this. Eventually, you find out why the Elder wants to kill the Senator, which has to do with the government making a deal with Prime Destinations for permanent purchases of Starters. The situation becomes very complicated for Callie as she struggles not to kill anyone and discovers that Prime Destinations also has her younger brother. This was a good dystopian story that is part of a trilogy. If you enjoy dystopian Science fiction, you would probably like this book!”GHS Library wrote this review Friday, January 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved this book, can't wait to read the sequel”dee c wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another teen dystopian novel. In this one, all the people between 16 and 80 were wiped out in a deadly war. Now all that is left are young teens and a bunch of Elders (really old people who now lived into their 200s). The latest thing on the horizon is renting out the bodies of teenagers. Don't want to live in this world - not to worry, I would have been killed in the war.
“I had times when it was hard to get into the story, I don't realy know why, but in the end, it was a very good book!”Freaky wrote this review Tuesday, December 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Finally! A dystopian novel that doesn't read like a Hunger Games wannabe!
Here's the question that this book asks: What would you do to save the only family member you had left? Especially if that family member was a younger sibling whose life had been entrusted to you with your parent's dying breath?
Now, on top of that, add a lopsided age demmographic and the corruption of absolute power, along with some creepy technology that allows total mind control... and you get a breathtaking thrill ride that will leave you awake at night, wondering what will happen in the next book!
Why didn't I give this title five starts? The writing IS good... but falls slightly short of brilliant. I anticipated several of the plot twists that were supposed to be "surprising" and the moral depth of this book only goes so far. But for a teen book? Still amazing!”
“This was a very unique book that flows well and has a steady stream of action and questions for the reader. In a world where only the very old and very young have were vaccinated against spores that wiped out the planet, the old long to be young - and Prime Destinations has the solution. A way to become an actual young person for a while... In a world where many unclaimed minors are squatting in building and struggling to survive, Prime Destinations offers a great payout for the young to participate loan their bodies to the old. While some aspects of the book were predictable, the book was still a page-turner with lots of unexpected twists and turns. A great read!”Danya W wrote this review Thursday, December 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“See my review on natashasshelf.blogspot.com.”Natasha H wrote this review Monday, December 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The starters book was very good i really like it. It was about a girl named callie and her little brother tyler. Callie and tyler parents died bye the war and callie had to go sell her body at the bodybank.”Mikesha wrote this review Friday, November 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No