Review: Enders (Starters 2) by Lissa Price

13412377Received for review.
Publisher: Delacorte Books/ Random House
Published: January 7, 2014
Series: Starters Book 2
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With the Prime Destinations 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 Callie's 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? This is the thrilling sequel to Starters.

I picked this book up right after I finished Starters and was quickly drawn back into Callie's story. Although her world has changed tremendously since the start of book one, Callie still has problems to resolve. It was awesome seeing her really step up in the leadership role and keep her word to her previous body renter.

There's some new characters introduced in this book, but it still keeps up with some of our favorites from Starters too. I really liked one particular addition (I really don't want to give anything away) he/she was pretty unique and brought something new to Callie's world.

Some of the questions that were left unanswered in Starters were answered, but sometimes I didn't feel like some of the answer necessarily made sense. I didn't always feel the reason behind why a character would act a certain way or do something that seemed so out of character.

For me, Enders didn't leave a huge impact, but it was still really entertaining. Price's writing flowed easily and kept me reading. I wanted to find out what happened with the characters and how the other Starters were doing after Prime Destinations downfall. I really enjoyed the new settings and villains introduced into Callie's world. It definitely amped up the plot quite a bit!

Awesome Quote:
"I hope I'm more than that. Than this." ... "That I am what I think, what I believe. What I feel."

Although I didn't love the second book as much as I liked Starters, I still found Enders to be an entertaining and creative story. It was interesting to see how Callie coped with the aftereffects of renting herself out to Enders. I loved watching the characters uncover some pretty shocking secrets and create their own community. Enders was a nice addition to the Starters series.

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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