Saturday, March 08, 2014

Review- Enders 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"


I had not read Starters before starting Enders so I was a tiny bit confused in the beginning of the book. Enders is the story of Callie. She has been implanted with a chip. Because of this chip Enders can rent her body for any amount of time. From what I could make out Starters was about Enders renting out Starters like Callie and stopping the body bank.

But still there are many Starters like Callie out there with chips in their head which anybody can take control of. I found the whole Starter- Ender concept really intriguing. It is quite a unique concept and so is the dystopian world in which it is set. But I wanted a few more in depth details as I had not read the first book.

Callie then gets kidnapped by Hyden. Hyden is actually trying to help her and that clears up as we move on. Okay, this part I found a bit stupid. Callie falls for Hyden way too quickly seeing that he's her kidnapper AND that he is the Old Man's son, who is supposed to be the villain.

I liked Michael. He is another starter and Callie's friend. He was loyal and a good friend to Callie. I had also found Callie's younger brother Tyler to be really cute. Unfortunately we get really little of him. The book has a weird plot. Like, I didn't get the purpose of Callie's actions exactly. This may be because I haven't read the first book.

The writing was good. I can't say that I was super invested in the characters because I wasn't. But Enders made for an okay read. I think especially fans of young adult science fiction should enjoy the book. Enders was an okay read for me.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Random House India in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. This whole thing with chips and controlling people sounds really intriguing. I like the whole idea and it seems to me that the realization is really good. But that instant love so to say is a really turn-off for me. Glad you enjoyed it at the end. Great review, Janhvi :)

  2. Looks like fun read, but with all usual YA cliches. Still, I'm curious to see how it all looks like. Great review, Janhvi.


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