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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  11,436 ratings  ·  1,332 reviews
Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael—teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations—Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mrslabraden Yes, this is only a two book series. The additional stories are short stories about the spores, a starter, a marshal, and a donor.
Bhuvi Sehag I would recommend reading Starters before as it gives more depth on the characters, but it isn't necessary. Like any sequel the book explains anything…moreI would recommend reading Starters before as it gives more depth on the characters, but it isn't necessary. Like any sequel the book explains anything you need to know from the last one. (less)

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May 13, 2012 marked it as to-read-sequel
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Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
mild spoilers, not about the plot.

Glad it's over. I didn't like Callie this time. She was annoying, whiney and clueless. She was like one of those people in movies that announce to a killer that they know all about them and are about to call the police, all while having a gun already pointed at them.

She goes off and leaves her brother again. Michael seemed jealous that she was in contact with Blake, and in the last book it seemed like they were maybe more than friends, but near the end she say

Another lame YA dystopia series, at least this one was just a duology instead of a long series that never ended.

What's what: The Spore Wars killed everyone apart from the very old and young. Most kids left without parents and live on the streets. Evul company Prime Destinations (run by the Old Man) using and abusing vulnerable teenagers so their bodies can be temporarily taken over by the old who want to feel young again. Typical YA Mary Sue, Callie, took down Prime Destinations, and now
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Starters is one of the best dystopian books ever written and so, Enders had a tough act to follow. I was also a bit worried because it had been so long since I had read Starters (I read it in Feb '12). Enders functions brilliantly as both a sequel and a series conclusion; I'm even 100% convinced that Enders is even better than Starters. I'm really going to miss reading the Starters And Enders series and I know I will be re-reading this series years from now.

Enders is
Jul 17, 2012 marked it as to-read
Did I read that right? Could this actually be a two book series as opposed to a trilogy or saga? My love for Lissa Price just grew exponentially!
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
A copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This review, and others like it, can be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

When I read Starters for the first time, nearly two years ago, I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it, considering I hadn't even planned on reading it.  It feels like I've been waiting forever to find out how Callie's story ends, to see who the Old Man is and what his plans are.  And although this sequel was just as gripping, just as intense and
Jul 13, 2012 marked it as to-read
To all of the 'reviewers' posting star reviews without reading the book.


Goddamn it, people don't understand what their actions do on averaged sites like these.
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Finally finished with this series! This is the second book in the duo-logy, the first book is Starters. I did not enjoy this but I did feel like it was a little bit better compared to Starters. But when I was going to rate this book a little higher, I realized that the main character was so annoying and how I just didn't enjoy it. So I decided to rate this book 2 stars.

There is one thing I know for sure and that is the fact that this book isn't for me. It was never enjoyable when I read it and
May 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I've got high hopes for this one. Finally an author who doesn't plan on dragging out a good concept through a whole series for their money-grabbing ass. :) Can't wait!
Jan 21, 2012 marked it as to-read
Oh man I thought the release date for this was December 2012? :((

Ack! That cover. Eww!! I don't know if I should buy it in hardcover anymore :/

Saw the book in our bookstore last week! Looks like it got an earlier release date.
Montzalee Wittmann
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price is book two and I didn't read book one and did okay but it did refer to some things in book one I didn't know. It wasn't enough to hinder the story. I would say it could be a stand alone. I really liked this book. Poor people could get chips in their head and rich people could rent their bodies, taking over with the rich mind. But the chip still has more than one purpose they are finding out as someone's head explodes as a warning. It is an action packed sci- ...more
The Twins Read
This review can originally be found at The Twins Read.

This book is a mess. I was never really that big of a fan of Starters but I thought it was okay. Kind of a sketchy ending but yeah, I told myself I'd pick up the next book. And I did. I. Did.

Do I regret it? YES. Enders basically starts off where Starters ended - Callie and Michael and Tyler together; Blake was being controlled by the Old Man, which if you think about it is so freaking creepy. Callie just wants her family to be safe but that'
Ms. Yingling
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Callie is back, and things are greatly improved. She is living in Helena's house with her brother Tyler, and friend Michael is nearby, although he is still hurt by her relationship with Blake. While at the mall to buy Tyler new shoes, Callie sees Reece, another worker at Prime, but she looks a bit odd and then blows up! Callie knew that the chip installed in her when she was working at being a vehicle for "ender" tourists still gave her trouble, but since she is still hearing the Old Man in her ...more
Mar 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I found this book predictable and boring.

The idea was really good!! It was getting some where at some point but as I kept on reading it became predictable. I didn't feel connected to any character, didn't even get to know them very well... And Callie was soooo simple and plain.

I felt like much of this book was wasted on things that didn't matter.

And the end... Was so rush I couldn't even enjoy it, it felt like the writer was bored with the story and just wanted to end it fast.
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
It's hard to rate something that you didn't like because it wasn't what you expected. Every new plot element in Enders had me wondering why the author chose to go in that direction. It's like every other chapter the author decided to change the direction of the plot. I felt the same way about the last Harry Potter book. The previous installment indicated we would be looking for horcruxes, what is this hallow nonsense? Same thing here.

Let's start with the relationships. To begin with I d
Odette Brethouwer
Oct 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This was a really quick read, and very action-packed. I loved it. But the ending disappointed me a lot, which brought the rating down a lot. But it still is a really good YA SciFi duology that I highly recommend if you like this genre!
A Book Vacation
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
To see my full review:

This novel pulled me in and kept my attention to the very last page. Sequels are perhaps the hardest novels to write in a trilogy, but Price did an amazing job with Enders and I actually enjoyed in more than the first book in the series, Starters. I felt that there was a lot more action in this novel, and it kept me guessing as it unfolded. The fact that I was better able to connect with the characters in this sequel was also helpful,
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ENDERS by Lissa Price is the phenomenal sequel to STARTERS, and well worth the wait. Even though it’s been nearly two years since STARTERS was released, the beginning of ENDERS immediately pulls the reader back into Callie’s dangerous world. Hang on tight – the plot is fast-paced with unpredictable twists and turns and a chilling antagonist who hides behind many faces. As a mom and a middle school library volunteer, I highly recommend both STARTERS and ENDERS – these stories have broad appeal to ...more
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, dys-u-topia
I finally figured out what's wrong with it: that it's written like a movie script. Entire book consists only in dialogues, there is no depth in neither structure or characters. It is just an array of events. Yes, it is kind of a page turner, but it lacks any sort of emotion.

However, as I said at the previous volume, it is entertaining enough to be read as a way of spending some time relaxing.
Lindsay Cummings
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
fun read! I'm hoping for a 3rd someday!
Anthony Sementilli
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
-Bonus Content: With the pre order, I got cards, bookmarks, a pin, a handwritten letter, a signed copy, and an amazing time. I wholly don't regret the extra wait, even though I died a bit every day haha!
-Twists: Lissa Price never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever fails to make your jaw drop. I had to reread a certain sequence about twelve times to make sure I wasn't hallucinating. It totally turned everything I read upside down and made my adrenals go nuts. In other words, Lissa Price conv
This book is/was worth the wait. I couldn't understand why Lissa Price (her publishers doing, I imagine) kept pushing out the release date. However, now that I have finished reading this literary cocktail I'm so glad I did. I'm rather sad that it's over as most books are when you've finished them. This book left me thinking about it far past the day I finished and I realized I grew quite attached...

The story picks up with the take down of Prime and then continues toward taking down the Old Man.
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, ya, 2014, kobo
Overwhelming. That's all I can say. So may things happening at once, I mean so many problems and questions that is still waiting to be answered. Can't wait for the next book. Cause this one is a cliff hanger. And so I shall bury my head now. :)

UPDATE 2: 04/08/2014
3.5 / 5 stars, After two years, this book finally gets published and I finally have a copy of it. So Yay. I had to reread the first book though since I've forgotten most of the details and sequences presented in the first book. I can't say I didn't enjoy the book but Starters was definitely better than Enders. Having read a few reviews from other readers, i couldn't agree less with the points they have given. On the other hand my opinion and comments about the story and the w
Lauren Stoolfire
Since Prime Destinations has been destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent her body out, but others can still get in an control her (along with other chipped teens) and force her to do anything they want. If she has the chip removed, she'll be safe, but she'll no longer be able to hear the voice in her head that may very well belong to her father. To top it all off, Callie has been flashing back to Helena's, her old renter's, memories, and the Old Man is back in the game. No one is who they seem ...more
A finished unsolicited copy was provided by the publisher for review.

I read Starters a while ago, so I jumped into Enders with not remembering much about the world except that Prime Destinations were a controlling crazy "company." Glad to find out that it didn't take too much to remember who was who and what was happening. Again, I found myself thrust into the fast pacing and quick story line that developed way in the beginning. I couldn't put it down because I just wanted to know what the outco
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
No one is who they seem to be. The sequel to Starters did not disappoint! . I've read some dystopian series that have pretty disappointing endings - although I still love them - like say, Allegiant and Requiem.

It's gripping and fast-paced just like it's predecessor and will leave you on the edge.

Callie's now living in Helena's mansion together with Tyler, Michael and Eugenia. When she thought all of their troubles were over and finally have a chance to live a normal life again - she thought w
Amanda (Born Bookish)
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Since it had been over a year since I read the first book in this set, Starters, I decided to do a re-read before jumping into Enders so I wouldn't have any problems connecting all the little pieces. However, the author did a good amount of recapping at the beginning so I probably would have been fine without the re-read but it got me back into the world and mindset so I'm still glad I did.

Callie, Tyler, and Michael are finally free from Prime Destination and are living like normal claimed Start
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was an enjoyable sequel to read. The story was well paced and kept me interested until the last page. In this book we are introduced a new main character - Hyden. (view spoiler)

The story was as exciting and possibly even more than the fi
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This was a wonderfully written book! The minor plot twists in the beginning escalated to bigger and greater plot twists closer to the end. Lissa Price wrote a very original, suspenseful science-fiction book. The original plot about the future made this book and the first book in this series, "Starters," stand out from the pack. The small amount of romance present in this book did not overwhelm the plot and did not become the main focus like it does in many science-fiction books these days; howev ...more
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Lissa Price’s debut novel STARTERS is an award-winning, international bestseller published in over thirty countries. Dean Koontz called this YA futuristic thriller “a smart, swift, inventive, altogether gripping story.” The LA Times said it is “Dystopian science-fiction at its best,” and “Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to ‘The Hunger Games’ will find it here.”


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