“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.” (Goodreads) (288 pages, 1st january 2013, Delacorte Press)
Omg, this book. I have so many mixed feelings about it. I thought it was ok… But nothing more.
I must say, I read Starters a long time ago back in 2010, or even before, I don’t remember. And now I don’t exactly remember what it was about. I knew when I saw Enders in my bookstore, that I wanted to read it. So I bought it and read it…
There are some things that bothered me a lot. Some things that happened were to my feeling a bit to easy… There were a lot of things that happened and most of the time it felt rushed to me. It was as if the writer had a number of pages she had to write and not more from her publisher… And she rushed to get her story told without really paying attention to the story.
That’s why I didn’t like Callie a lot in this book. I have the feeling she was more active and made more choices in Starters, and she just let stuff happens and let other people make decisions for her in this book. Where in the first book she was a strong female character, I had the feeling she followed the other guys in this book. The other characters were quite interesting, but they weren’t really explained in their relationship or their character.
Overall this book felt rushed to me. I’m glad I read it, just to know how it would end. But it won’t be a reread for me.
2,5 out of 5 stars