Starters by Lissa Price
The world is a dangerous place for the orphaned children left with no one to watch out for them, in a world where the middle aged are the new dead and the gap between young and old span a lifetime.
Sixteen-year-old Callie is too young to work, age laws meant to secure seniors with employment throughout their extended lives has created a new level of poverty for anyone under the age of nineteen. Starving and in desperate need of medical help for her sickly younger brother, Callie signs up to donate her body to Prime Destinations. Callie’s youthful strong body is a hot commodity to the Enders who rent Starter bodies for a good time.
Too bad Callie’s last renter has more than dancing and partying in mind for her body. Callie’s going to need more than youth and strength on her side to out wit her body snatching capture, stop a murder, and find the truth at the heart of a conspiracy greater than Callie could’ve imagined.
Lissa Price doesn’t fail to impress with her captivating mix of on-the-run action, thrilling murder mystery plot, and sci-fi dystopian world building. Callie is a great heroine. Smart and caring without being slow on the uptake. Nothing worse than a lead who can’t see what’s right in front of them. Price showed poise in her pacing. Never falling into the trap of fluff, she used every opportunity to perpetuate the plot lines. The story was well executed, engaging both with the action and the lulls in between.
Starters is an excellent book you just have to experience for yourself. So read, enjoy, and repeat if necessary.