Starters was disappointing. I read this book because the premise was interesting. It was, as well as intriguing, till after 40% into it. That’s when it started falling apart. The whole story felt like it was all over the place. There were A LOT of inconsistencies and questionable details. The age difference alone is not possible even with the circumstances.
The writing was okay, world building was done sloppily in my opinion. I understand some of the things and tried looking past them, but as I reached the end, that’s when I felt like the plot was a stretch. There was a solution presented in the end that would seem like something the characters involved should have done in the first place, if it was just that easy. I’d say it was anti-climactic.
The love angle has its moments, at one point I did like Blake but what do we really know about him? He’s attracted to Callie for no apparent reason and he did things for her without question. As for Michael, he’s been with Callie for so long that there’s a silent mutual understanding that they’ll be together after everything. Then again, we don’t know anything about him either. I don’t remember being giddy with any scenes involving either guy.
The revelation in the end was unexpected for some but it crossed my mind 90% into the book. I think that would be the only reason for me to read its sequel, Enders, to find out WHY and HOW that surprise in the end became like that.
9 thoughts on “Starters (Starters #1) by Lissa Price”
I know right? I had high hopes for this one because the plot was interesting. I wanted to like it but it’s really disappointing. 🙁
I’ll still read the sequel though, I want answers. XD
Oooh! Thank you for the nomination, where do I find this award?
It’s always sad when a story is not told properly.
From the synopsis, it looks as if it can be really good. It is unique, for
sure. Oh well. Let’s hope the sequel is way better.
Thanks for sharing this honest review. 😉
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Hi there. Yes, I understand. If I were you, i’d want answers too! Let’s hope for the best 😀
Here’s the link >>
http://www.mybookandmycoffee.com/2012/07/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html 😀 Oh, by the way, new follower via Linky ;D
Yes. Don’t. LOL. How old is your daughter? I recommend the Delirium or Divergent, if she’s into dystopian. Or Hex Hall if she’s into witchcraft — it’s also light read, easy to digest. 🙂
Well,nice blog Nickle !!keep up the good work..
Thanks for the information I was about to buy my daughter this book. Well then I guess I will buy another 39 Clues…
I’ve bought way too many books that seem to have such a good plot, but the execution sometimes turns out disappointing. It kinda discourages me from buying books that I haven’t heard of yet. Still, we do have to venture out of our comfort zones once in a while. 🙂
I will be the first to devour Divergent:)
too bad 1 lang ang rating.. but I sometimes see the cover and judge in there if I will buy or not.. if I saw this… I will definitely not buy it hahaha..thanks for the share