For those of you living under a rock and have not read on the perilous futures that can be coming for us in this amazing genre, here is a Wiki rundown on what a dystopian novel may encompass:
The utopia and its offshoot, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures. Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal world, or utopia, as the setting for a novel.Dystopian fiction is the opposite: creation of a nightmare world, or dystopia. Many novels combine both, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of two possible futures. Both utopias and dystopias are commonly found in science fiction and other speculative fiction genres, and arguably are by definition a type of speculative fiction.
Alright so now that you know that everything may not be roses and buttercups in the future let's talk about Starters, a freaking awesome new dystopian from author Lissa Price.
Starters has everything inherit in a great dystopian series: a girl on the verge of losing something/something she loves, loner factors, martyr factors, crazy old people, psychological thrillerness, action, deceit. Starters was an amazing new release that will keep readers at the edge of their seats and checking the backs of their necks for scars and wondering if they remembered what happened last night. In a country rife with parties, crazy old persons and a lot of money lording over the disenfranchised youth, Starters is the start of something thrilling and intriguing.
Blurb from the Publisher:
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . .
My Thoughts on Starters:
Callie Woodland had a beautiful life. Callie had a mother and devoted father, a brother and a nice house, but all of that changed as a massive shift came over her world destroying everything she thought she had.
In this future a disease has wiped out all of the middle aged people in the US, Callie and thousand upon thousands of other kids lost their parents to a deadly sickness that tore their world apart. With a police state where enforcers are coming and rounding up parentless kids and sending them into asylums or playing them in deadly work camps, Callie and her brother Tyler are struggling to survive and stay free in this dangerous new reality.
Callie is trying to keep her sick and ailing brother alive and safe from the Marshal's hunting kids relentlessly when she hears about a new opportunity to raise money-loan your body. The elderly, Ender's, pay dearly to replay their youth with the new found ability to rent a host body and basically upload into someone's mind and relive their youth. For Callie learns all about being a Renter from the company Prime Destinations, and as she loans out her body so not only finds that things can go wrong, but people do not always follow the rules of their contract.
Caught in a dangerous position Callie Woodland must choose to save herself, or save all of the lost children of the future. Can one man and one law destroy them all?
Lissa Price has created an action packed new release that will grip readers with the plights of the decimated kids struggling in a world that has lost compassion for them. Sold and imprisoned like cattle kids in the future soon may find themselves lost to the aging generation of Enders as nothing but a new body for hire or perhaps eternity?
With a great cast of characters and new twist around every turn Starter's by Lissa Price will introduce readers to a frightening future that lays the cost of war upon the disenfranchised youth. With no where to go really, and everything to loose how far would you go to help those that you love?
Random House made this awesome site where we can see more about the world of Starters, sponsored by none other than Prime Destinations...
In here you can find a Starters Sampler pdf HERE
Trailer: YouTube HERE
Lissa Price's Site: http://www.lissaprice.com/
Starters FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/startersbooks
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