Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price
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".
Hardcover, 288 pagesExpected publication: January 7th 2014 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
My first 5 star read of the new year!
Enders had me hooked from the beginning. It was a fantastic sequel and took the characters and plot into a deeper and more extreme situation than I thought the story would go.
I love a good survival story, especially one with a smart female lead. Several twists pop up in the book, one I saw coming, but others that shot me to the edge of my seat. This book really amps up the danger factor.
Even though Callie is now in a better situation from the previous book. It doesn't last long, she continues the search for Emma and becomes the center focus of Prime. Throwing her, brother and Michael back in danger.
There are several new characters that come into the story and will have you constantly guessing who is bad or good. There is little to no down time in the story, they are constantly on the run and searching for a way to stop The Old Man's plan.
It is very much like the first book. A sci-fi, detective, adventure story that has Callie yet again stuck in the middle of a dangerous puzzle. Everything is down to the wire and outsmarting each other. A huge focus on who you can trust, and those you can't.