Waiting on Wednesday- Starters by Lissa Price

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine highlighting upcoming books that we are eagerly anticipating.

This week I am featuring Starters, a YA dystopian debut by Lissa Price:

Starters by Lissa Price

The cover was just revealed last week, but so far no word of an official synopsis. Here is the short teaser copy that is listed on Goodreads:

The first in a futuristic thriller series featuring a society where youth is coveted at an impossible price, and one girl’s ability to bring it all crumbling down.

Updated Jan. 22, 2012 with full synopsis:


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. . . .

So, that’s what we know so far. I do like the eye-catching cover and the line “Be Somebody…Else”. I’m intrigued and eager to find out more. The author shared some additional info about the book in an interesting interview with Presenting Lenore’s blog here.

Look for Starters in March 2012 coming to you from Delacorte/Random House.

What book are you waiting on this week?


11 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday- Starters by Lissa Price

  1. Amy says:

    That cover is incredibly creepy! I’m not sure I like it lol.

    Here’s myWoWthis week

  2. Gorgeous cover and while there isn’t much to go on in the summary, there is enough for me to be putting this one on my wish list. Great pick!

  3. Oh, wow, this one sounds incredible! I haven’t heard of it before. Awesome pick, Lucy!

  4. Giselle says:

    Oof wow. This cover is creepy!!! I have to read it!

    Xpresso Reads

  5. Samantha says:

    The cover is awesome, and just that short description makes me want to read this. Glad you posted about it!

  6. SimplyMe says:

    I love that cover! Very intriguing! Thanks for sharing :]

    Waiting on Wednesday

  7. Hello!!
    I never heard about yout pick before! thanks for sharing =9 Im so gonna add it to my good reads.
    I also notice you are reading Anna Dressed in BLood hohohoho! I hope you enjoy it!! =9 it’s ideal ofr the month of october =D 😉

    I also wanted to invite you to my great international giveaway!! there are 12 different titles from where you can choose!


    My WoW

    Take care and Happy reading! =D

  8. bookchelle says:

    Wow, this cover is eerie. Reminds me a little of Children of the Corn. Sounds good though and it has me interested. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. hahahah! hello agian XD your comment was so funny!! when I finished Delirium I wanted to burn the book XDDD but I ended up just throwing it againts my wall!! LOL! Lauren Oliver is sooo cruel with us XDD

  10. BookJunkie says:

    I’ll have to be watching for a summary for this one! For now, I’m definitely intrigued. That cover alone is just…I don’t know how to describe it exactly. Demanding of attention! Thanks for bringing this to my attention today!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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