Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Delacorte Press/Random House Children's on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Enders (Starters #2)
Author: Lissa Price
Year Published: 2014

My Starters (#1) Review
My Starters (#1) Pre-Reading

Paul's Enders (#2) Review
Paul's Enders (#2) Pre-Reading
Paul's Starters (#1) Review
Paul's Starters (#1) Pre-Reading

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—Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. 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.

Why?: I enjoyed Starters, and I want to know how Callie's story ends! Does she defeat the Old Man? Do we ever get to find out who he is? I have so many unanswered questions, and I'm hoping that Enders will answer all of them (or at least the majority of them!).

Expectations: I expect this book to be much faster paced than Starters, especially since Callie is on the run for her life. I also expect it to be more answers than questions, since this is the conclusion to the series. Maybe more science-y, since Callie has to find out who is real and who isn't and she still has to understand the chip? 

Judging a book by its cover: This cover is really similar to the new cover for Starters, so I like that. I think the girl on the cover of YA books is kind of overdone, but I also think that the colors on this one make it stand out from the rest. The orange and pink and yellow are a different color scheme than most YA books have, so that's nice. I'd probably pick it up just because of the bold color choices, but I don't think it's very special past that.


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