STARTERS - body renting

This week we’re celebrating Lissa Price’s debut STARTERS! It hit shelves yesterday!

STARTERS is set in a world in which teens rent their bodies to elders who want to be young again. What a fascinating concept!

I guess everyone has wondered how it would be to be someone else for a day. Not necessarily a young person but someone else. I, for example, would be interested in being a man for a day just to figure out how their minds work, among other things…Maybe you would like to be in the body of a rock star for a day? To stand on stage in their stead? Or maybe be in the body of a famous model to see how it is to be stared at?

Wouldn’t that be fascinating?

But is it really just a fun experience? After all, STARTERS is a dystopian, so there have to be disadvantages. Many of them.

I wouldn’t want to rent my body to someone else. I’d be worried about what they’d do with it. And my body is mine. I’d hate to give up control over it. But that’s exactly what Callie does in STARTERS. Scary!

And what if I got stuck in the foreign body that I’d rented? Would I really want to live in that body until I die? I don’t think so.

I’m sure there’s much more to the body renting topic than what I just said, so if you want to find out how it is to rent your body to someone else, you’ll have to read STARTERS!

And a special scoop! Lissa held onto her film rights until publication. Her film agent is going to sell them this month, possibly around the time of launch of The Hunger Games movie, as her book trailer will play the opening weekend in selected venues in 10 cities. See her contacts page at for her agent's info.

And like the days before we’re having a giveaway for you! You can win a signed chapter sampler with Q and A, a teacher's guide and a wristband. It’s US only.

You just have to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this package. Winners will be announced this weekend!

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Kathrine Roid said...

I'm am truly fascinated by the premise of Starters! (Yes. Heard about it before when ARCs were making rounds on review blogs.)

In other slightly-on-topic randomness, my captcha verification word is "startar." Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Just added this one to my "to be purchased" list. It sounds wonderful.

Kristen Kittscher said...

I have no doubt STARTERS will be a hit!

(kittscher at gmail dot com)

alicia marie said...

I so have got to read this book! I might have to move it up in my tbr pile : ) Heard so many good things about it!!

Dave Dorjath said...

Wow! Sounds like "Starters" is going to be great. Just downloadin the Kindle pre-book. Can't wait to read this for myself and with my kids! Good luck.

Lissa Price said...

Thanks all! Will add bookmarks and wristbands to every post's prize package!

Susan Light said...

I have heard so many great things about Starters that I requested it from Net Galley and have already purchased a copy for my school's library where I am the librarian. Super excited to start it this weekend!

Tara Dairman said...

Can't wait to read this book. Congrats to Lissa on the terrific LA Times review!