Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Control by Lydia Kang
Release Date: December 26th, 2013
Dial Books for Young Readers, 400 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult
When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn’t even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.
A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.
“An un-putdownable thriller for fans of Uglies.”
“Control blew me away.” -James Dasher, author of The Maze Runner
If those two quotes don’t get you interested in this book, we’re not sure what will. We’re hoping this book is fast-paced, action-packed, and gritty. It says “romantic story” in the blurb, but we want more grit than anything else. Oh, and world building too – automatic cars aren’t something spectacularly in-the-future so Lydia Kang has got to make us BELIEVE it’s set in 2150. We’re looking forward to this one!