Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first–the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie.
Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as Enders, who get to be young again. Callie’s neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It’s a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank’s horrible plan…
“…twists and turns come so fast that readers will stay hooked. Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense.” ~Kirkus Reviews.
“Fans of The Hunger Games will love it.” ~Kami Garcia, coauthor of the bestselling BEAUTIFUL CREATURES trilogy (being produced as a film by Richard LaGravenese staring Viola Davis, Emma Thompson).
STARTERS releases in hardback, ebook, and audiobook and is being published in over 21 countries. It launches a new YA line called IVI from Piper in Germany. In their audiobook, Callie is voiced by the talented Annina Braunmiller, who voices Bella for the Twilight films and audiobooks.
Lissa Price has studied photography and writing, but the world has turned out to be her greatest teacher. She has walked with elephants in Botswana, swum with penguins in the Galápagos, and stood on a field at sunset amid a thousand nomads in Gujarat, India. She has been surrounded by hundreds of snorting Cape buffalo in South Africa and held an almost silent chorus with a hundred wild porpoises off the coast of Oahu. She has danced in mud huts at village weddings in India and had tea with the most famous living socialite in Kyoto.
When she sat down to write, she found that the most surprising journeys were still inside her mind.
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Lissa Price Photography credit: Paul Gregory Photography