I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Skylar Cruz has been betrayed by everyone she trusted. Perhaps worst of all, she and her friends have failed to stop her sister, and now the Body Market is open for business.
Skylar is through being a pawn in everyone else’s game. She may be the only one who can stop what her family started. And she must do it before everyone in the App World runs out of time.
In the tradition of M. T. Anderson’s Feed and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies, The Body Market is the next thrilling installment in this gripping and timely sci-fi series for teens.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA sci-fi story, about people who ‘plugged in’ and lived in a virtual world, and what became of their bodies in the real world.
Skylar was an okay character and she seemed intent on doing what she was doing, even if it put her own life in danger because of it. Getting kidnapped wasn’t her finest moment though.
The storyline in this was about Skylar’s sister opening a ‘body market’ and offering up ‘plugged-in’ people’s bodies for sale to the highest bidder. We also had Skylar getting kidnapped by a bounty hunter who then became a love interest, and Skylar confronting the boy who she believed to be her biological brother. I did lose interest a bit half-way though when Skylar had a revelation which seemed to come out of the blue, but the story was enjoyable overall.
The ending to this was okay, but things were left fairly open for the next book.
6.25 out of 10