Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.
The Body Institute
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Body Institute
“Your assignment is complete. Restoration is scheduled for oh-nine-forty-five today in the administrative building.”

This was an interesting sci-fi story about a girl who switched into other people’s bodies to help them lose weight, and there were some shocking moments!

I felt quite sorry for Morgan in this story, as what happened wasn’t her fault, but left her in a really difficult position. I don’t want to say too much, but things just went from bad to worse for this poor girl!

The storyline in this had a few surprises, and there were a couple of things that I didn’t see coming! The pace was a little slow, and the romance was a little complicated, but overall this was an enjoyable read. It actually kind of reminded me a bit of the TV show ‘Dollhouse’!

The ending to this was as good as it could get given the circumstances, but this wasn’t really a happily ever after sort of situation!

6.5 out of 10

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