People would kill for her body.
Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha’s been sculpted into a world-class athlete. Her trainers have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family, even though personal health has taken a backseat outside the training facility. While Tabitha swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, hoping to find a permanent home, the rest of the community takes pills produced by pharmaceutical giant PharmPerfect to erase their wrinkles, grow hair, and develop superhuman strength.
When Tabitha’s finally paired, instead of being taken to meet her new parents, she wakes up immobile on a hospital bed. Moments before she’s sliced open, a group of renegade teenagers rescues her, and she learns the real reason for her perfect health: PharmPerfect is using her foster program as a replacement factory for their pill-addicted clients’ failing organs. And her friends from the center, the only family she’s ever known, are next in line to be harvested.
Determined to save them, Tabitha joins forces with her rescuers, led by moody and mysterious Gavin Stiles. As they race to infiltrate the hospital and uncover the rest of PharmPerfect’s secrets, though, Tabitha finds herself with more questions than answers. Will trusting the enigmatic group of rebels lead her back to the slaughterhouse?
I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would! I’ve been in a contemporary mood so it was nice to read a dystopian – one of my all time favorite genres!
Body Parts is the debut novel from Jessica Kapp. It tells the story of Tabitha Rhodes who is placed in the center for orphaned children to be adopted. They focus on keeping the kids at their absolute best until their wanted by a parent. Sounds like everything should be perfect after they’re cleared for adoption, right? WRONG!
Tabitha soon finds out that she’d been lied to since the time she was six years old. A decade later, she learns the truth about the island off California that they live on. She meets charming Gavin and the rest of the group that they’d always been told were organ stealers.
Jessica was able to put you in Tabitha’s mind so well that there’s times you won’t know who to trust or what to believe. We’re kept in the dark about the medication she takes until almost the end of the book. Top that off with not knowing what really happened to her parents and you have a thrilling novel full of mysteries.
I’d like to thank netgalley and Chapter by Chapter blog tours for giving me the opportunity to read an e-arc of this!
Jessica Kapp enjoys writing Young Adult Contemporary and Speculative Fiction. Story ideas often strike at inopportune times, and she’s been known to text herself reminders from under the covers.
She lives on a small farm in Washington with far too many goats and an occasional cow.