"Waiting On" Wednesday: Starters



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Starters by Lissa Price
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series: Starters
Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | The Book Depository

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…

The synopsis I used is the German one (same release date as the US) that I translated since there isn't an official English one yet.

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.



Grab the widget code & add
the countdown to your blog!

62 comments:

  1. Eeeep ! That cover looks creepy. Is this an American book ? If so, why did they release it in Germany first ? Just wondering !

    ReplyDelete
  2. Interesting premise. This looks like one to keep an eye out for.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That sounds deliciously creepy!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic

    ReplyDelete
  4. That cover is insane! Love it! The description is great too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'll have to check this one out, here's mine
    http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hm. Haven't heard of these books. Sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Livin' LIfe Through Books

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow such a different and unique book. Completely different than anything I have seen. Great pick. =]
    Here is My WoW

    ReplyDelete
  8. The book sounds very interesting!! The covers look very eye-catching! Both of them look stunningly beautiful! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

    ReplyDelete
  9. @Kat C: It has the same release date as the US. The German publishers just released an excerpt earlier. Why? I have not idea. I'm surprised that the release dates are the same. There is usually a 6 months to 2 years, if at all difference.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh this one sounds so cool and unique! Renting out your body for someone else? Very intriguing.

    Check out my WoW picks for this week

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow this sounds great & I love the cover...adding it to my GR list now! Here is My WoW if you'd like to check it out!
    -shellie

    ReplyDelete
  12. I haven't heart of this one. Sounds very intriguing and scary.
    Great Choice!

    My WoW post

    ReplyDelete
  13. This sounds really good. Creepy, but good. :D Thanks for sharing!

    Carina

    ReplyDelete
  14. I haven't heard too much about Starters yet, but the cover is definitely way cool. It really stands out!

    Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am a sucker for any dystopian, I can't help it, I'm just a teeeeensy bit addicted :D Starters sounds so unique, I CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on a copy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ooh! I'm looking forward for this one too! It sounds really awesome plus the cover looks eerily beautiful! Awesome pick!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such a different pick. Has a cover that immediately grabs your attention.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love

    ReplyDelete
  18. Haven't heard of this one! Interesting covers though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. This sounds so creepy. I really like both covers, but I like the darker cover better. It seems mysterious, like the book itself.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The cover looks creepy... but it made the book even more intriguing...

    Xo,
    April @Books4Juliet

    ReplyDelete
  21. Starters looks wild. How have I not heard of this one? Woah!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com < My WoW!

    ReplyDelete
  22. First time I'm seeing this book. I'm curious~~

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hey, I love the cover for this book, it's creepy. Great pick ;)
    Tristan @ Reads With Wreckless Abandon

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow, super creepy sounding! I immediately added it to my TBR pile! Great choice!

    ReplyDelete
  25. This one sounds interesting....and a little creepy. I'm going to wait on the reviews before I decide about adding to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a creepy picture!!! It sounds like a really interesting book & I hadn't seen it, yet. Thx for sharing!!

    Thx for stopping by my Wow, too - I'm a new GFC!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Interesting but a little bit of a creepy storyline..have fun reading!

    ReplyDelete
  28. This book sounds really interesting! can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome pick! That's so creepy. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I haven't heard this one, but it sounds great!
    Thanks for stopping by mine:D

    ReplyDelete
  31. Haven't heard much about this but it sounds great! Kind of creepy but I like it. Nice pick!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds so good and creepy. I am adding this one to my list, great pick!

    ReplyDelete
  33. This sounds exactly like my type of book! THanks for stopping by my blog, and I'm a new follower.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Starters sounds really neat. The cover reminds me of Children of the Corn haha


    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

    ReplyDelete
  35. This sounds amazing! The cover is creepy and beautiful at the same time which seems like it works for the book. Can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I am really excited for this one too. It looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by!

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow! Never heard of this one but it looks really cool! I love futuristic books and those covers a beautiful :)

    My WoW:http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

    ReplyDelete
  38. What a creepy summary, I'm already hooked and my TBR pile just got bigger!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hmm.. definitely won't be reading this one late at night. I might not be able to go to sleep!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Starters sounds terrifying!! I've seen this book around, but I've never rad the synopsis before. Definitely one I'll be checking out!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Awesome pick! Those covers are stunning, I need to read this. I don't know how I hadn't heard of this before, crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  42. The idea of renting out my body is so creepy! And the cover freaks me out too. Definitely will be reading it though ;D

    ReplyDelete
  43. That book sounds really good, and the cover is really cool and creepy. Thanks for stopping by my blpg.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wow, that cover is really creepy. :P But the book sounds really interesting, first time hearing about it. Thanks for sharing, and also stoping by my WoW. :) Glad you're enjoying Statistical Probability. :D

    Feel free to enter my Holiday Giveaway: Holiday Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh wow, it sounds so good! Creepy cover tho! lol

    Michele | WoW

    ReplyDelete
  46. Ohhh, I've not heard of this one yet! That cover really is creepy looking. lol! Can't wait to check this out!

    ReplyDelete
  47. This book sounds really, really good! The cover is uber creepy, but I'm ok with that! I will look for this one :D
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter

    ReplyDelete
  48. nice!! thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  49. this was mine last week. deff excited for it!!!!

    stop by my WOW post!? I have a few picks!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

    ReplyDelete
  50. This book sounds really interesting!! I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am a new follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. I've seen this around, but hadn't read a synopsis on it. Thanks for sharing and translating! It sounds really good. Great pick!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I have seen this on a few WOWs but never really read the synopsis before . I'm glad I did the covers is nice the story put a new spin on the body snatcher. Of course I had to TBR it. Here's my WOW http://sonythebooklover.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-33/

    ReplyDelete
  53. The cover of Starters looks kind of freaky, but at the same time it looks intriguing! Can't wait for it!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Brilliant choice! I'm excited about this one as well :D

    I love your WoW image - did you design it yourself?

    My WoW this week

    Amy @ Turn the Page YA

    ReplyDelete
  55. Both covers are amazing! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    nea barabea

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thanks for sharing both cover versions! I'm not sure which I like better.

    I’m a new follower :)
    Rachel Brooks Writes

    ReplyDelete
  57. great pick! Even though I'm not a big fan of the US cover the blurb's interesting enough :)
    Thanks for visiting


    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

    ReplyDelete
  58. I am just starting to ease into sci-fi or futuristic novels and I think I'm gonna like this one. Demonic possessions are one thing; having a person invade your body is entirely something else. This could be something my friends would like, too. Too bad though, there's something about the cover that seems off for me. Hehe Hope the publisher gets to improve it. ^_^

    Thanks for visiting my WoW post this week, Petra! ;)

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

    ReplyDelete
  59. This one looks really good. I love all the scifi/dystopian novels that are coming out.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...