"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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After the outbreak of a deadly virus there are only very old and young people. Destitute 16 year old Callie and her little brother are fighting on the streets to live. Callie decides to do the unthinkable: She rents out her body to a older person, their consciousness will take over her body and be young again. But everything proceeds differently then planned…
The Body Bank – a mysterious scientific institute gives Callie a unique opportunity to get money. She'll let her consciousness be turned off while a rich renter takes control of her body. However Callie wakes up earlier than planned in a strange life. She's suddenly living in a expensive villa, has luxury in abundance and falls in love with Blake. But she soon finds out that her body as been rented for a purpose – to carry out a terrible plan that Callie has to prevent at any cost…
Lissa Price describes Starters as the first in a YA futuristic thriller series featuring a society where youth is coveted at an impossible price, and one girl’s ability to bring it all crumbling down. That was more than enough to intrigue me and after reading the first 18 pages, I'm anticipating the release even more. Rented your body and having it control without your knowledge is unsettling enough without the suspicions I have about the doctor Callie consults with at the Body Bank. The idea of what she's agreeing to do makes her sick and want to escape, but one thought holding her back from running.
The brief glimpse I got of the world is very desolate, policed and has a "every man for themselves" feel to it.
The Starters audiobook narrator, Annina Braunmiller is the voice of Twilight's Bella Swan in the movies and latest audio versions of the Twilight series in German as well as Aimee Friedman's Sea Change, Amanda Hocking's My Blood Approves series, Lauren Oliver's Delirium and Maggie Stiefvater's The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Click the cover on the right above to download an excerpt in German.
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