{Bookish Tours} Body Parts by Jessica Kapp

Body Parts
By: Jessica Kapp
Published on: August 15th 2017 by Diversion Publishing
Genres: Dystopian
Source: Blog Tour

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 must admit that this isn't my usual genre but the mystery and thrill that is hinted from the blurb really captivated me and I just had to read this book and find out more.

Tabitha seems like a special girl from the blurb, being trained to be an athlete so that she could get adopted by a family. Which family would adopt a child based on whether he/she is an athlete? That caught my curiosity. We get to know more about the foster center that Tabitha is in through her eyes and everything got more exciting when she was rescued from the hospital and more characters are added into the story.

Body Parts is an engaging story and it kept me hooked on it till the last page. The pacing of the story is just right and though I could guess the reason for something that Tabitha has experienced, this did not affect me much. I still enjoyed reading it. There is one part that irks me a little, about a decision that Tabitha has made. It seemed a little out of character but in the end it turns out ok. This is my first book from this author. I will be keeping a lookout for future books by her.

This review is part of the Blog Tour by Chapter by Chapter. I received a review copy for the tour and this does not affect my review in any way.


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About the author

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.