Waiting on Wednesday: Control by Lydia Kang

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
Sub-genre: Dystopian
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!

  • May 15, 2013 - 12:17 am

    DannyBookworm - “intense Romantic” those are totally selling points to me!! :))ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2013 - 1:16 am

    Cleo - This one sounds really cool! I love the cover for Control as well. Nice choice! I’m definitely going to add this to my wishlist :)

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  • May 15, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Amy Acosta - This sounds right up my alley. Though that ‘brother/sister gets kidnapped and needs rescuing’ storyline is getting a bit old.
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  • May 15, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Bonnie - This one sounds fantastic and definitely one that I’m bound to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!
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  • May 15, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I’m all for this book!! It sounds so great and incredibly exciting!!! The cover is gorgeous too :)ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2013 - 8:33 pm

    Angeline - The cover looks gorgeous! So many perdy colors. *Having a Marlin vs Angler fish/Squishy moment right now* I like that the liquid looks like a bug’s head.ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2013 - 10:15 pm

    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas - I haven’t seen this one before, it’s gorgeous! It sounds really awesome too. Definitely going on my tbr list. Thanks for dropping by today!ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 1:12 am

    Lisa @ Lisa Likes Books - Ooo, what an interesting cover. I’m going to have to look into this book.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 1:44 am

    Patty - Yes! I’m waiting for this too. I’m glad they changed the cover. this one is much nicer than the other one they had.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 4:15 am

    Becky @ Stories & Sweeties - Very cool cover–I’ve been really enjoying the sci-fi YA coming out lately! I’ll have to give this one a try when it comes out!ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 5:47 am

    Jessie Marie @ The Daily Bookmark - I have to admit, I’m not particularly sold on this one just yet. I am still interested but I feel like Kang is going to have to show the “proof in the pudding”, so to speak. I’m hopeful, but perhaps not yet convinced. And I will say that the quotes do make Control seem a bit more interesting. I so want this one to prove me wrong. : )ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 6:05 am

    kate - Great choice! I can’t wait for this either : )

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  • May 16, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Kimmy - Wow this sounds awesome! I haven’t heard of it before. Putting it on my TBR!ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Tiffany Drew - How have I not heard of this? It looks AWESOME. Straight onto my wish list it goes :)

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  • May 16, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Katharyn V - I have never heard of this one before! I am really enjoying the new Sci-fi trend in YA now! I added this to my watchlist! :DReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Carmen B. - This is my first time hearing of this one, but I’m definitely intrigued by the promise of the world building!
    Great pick :) Thanks for checking out my post earlier!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Aylee - Oh yes, definitely interested in this one, as well! And that was before I read those two quotes :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by my post earlier and apologies for the lateness of this reply!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Carina Olsen - Oh. OH. That is an amazing cover :D I love it. <3 First time seeing it. Thank you for sharing :) I hope you will both love it when it comes out. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
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  • May 19, 2013 - 4:16 pm

    sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books - This one is new to me! Thanks for sharing this. I love the blues on the cover. :)

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