Author: Price, Lissa
ISBN: 9780385742481 Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

A riveting sci-fi dystopic thriller and series launch from the author of ENDERS.

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.

CallieÕs 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 EndersÑseniors 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 CallieÕs head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter.

Callie soon discovers that her renter intends to do more than partyÑand that Prime DestinationsÕ plans are more evil than she could ever have imagined. . . .

Includes Portrait of a Spore, a never-before-published short story that takes place in the world of STARTERS.


ÒA bona fide page-turner.Ó Ñ

ÒA smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.Ó ÑDEAN KOONTZ

ÒReaders who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne CollinsÕs The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best.Ó ÑLos Angeles Times

ÒIntriguing, thought-provoking and addictive.Ó Ñ

ÒReaders will stay hooked. . . . Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense.Ó ÑKirkus Reviews

ÒFast-paced dystopian fiction. . . . The inevitable sequel canÕt appear soon enough.Ó ÑBooklist

ÒAddictive and alluring.Ó Ñ

ÒChilling and riveting.Ó Ñ

ÒA must-read for fans of The Hunger Games and Legend. Fast-paced, romantic, and thought-provoking.Ó ÑJustine

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