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Excellent Second Book!!!
on January 7, 2014
I loved Starters and Enders is a great sequel. You MUST read Starters to enjoy or even understand what is going on in Enders. The only thing I wish there was more of in both books was romance; it was sadly too supine!!!! Other than that, it was fast paced, exciting, surprising and continued in that "out of body" experience that Starters introduced us to.
Callie finds out in Starters that "you win or lose by the way you chose" and she lost big time when she chose to have a chip planted in her head hoping to get medical help for her brother, Tyler with her sacrifice. Instead, she got a lot of drama and intrigue that almost got her killed in Starters and continued to keep her life in peril in Enders. In Starters, Callie found that she was present when her body was rented out. In Enders Callie finds that others have found a way to control her and her actions while she is still conscious. This is a real danger for her and others as tyhe could be used as terrorist weapons. Since she can't remove the chip, the only way she can live safely is to find "the Old Man" and stop him.
Callie is being targeted by "the Old Man" who can now talk to her in her head. He is blowing people up to show her that he is still in control despite her blowing up Prime Connections. She doesn't know how to get him out of her head, and when she starts hearing her dead father's voice too, she becomes confused, wanting to believe he is still alive, despite KNOWING he is dead. Then she is kidnaped/rescued by Hyden, the son of the Old Man who has skin that can't be touched without causing him severe pain.
Michael is still a minor character whose job is to babysitter Tyler and is used as pawn against her. Callie is still looking for Helena's granddaughter, but is in for a surprise when she finally finds her. She leads them to an organization, headed by Enders, and a man named Dawson who wants to do some tests on Callie to control her, just like the Old Man does. They don't seem to be that much better than the Old Man, but Callie agrees to the tests to save Hyden. While Hyden deceived Callie, the Enders headed by Dawson controlled her body, making her a killing machine within their control. She could only helplessly watch her body as it did Dawson's bidding.
There are major plot changes and twist and turns at the end that really make the story more exciting and as nail-biting as Starters was. There is some kissing but really not enough romance, in my opinion, and that is the only thing I would REALY change or add to this story. It needed that human element to it. If you like Starters, you will not be disappointed with Enders..
No profanity, some very minor kissing, lots of violence.
Would I/Did I buy it? Yes
Would I read it again? Yes
Would I recommend it to friends? Yes