Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Book-Birthday to CONTROL!

The very last book of 2013 to release from the Lucky 13s! 

I've been so honored to be in this class of talented, kind, and supportive authors. What I can I say? I'm very, very lucky, indeed. :) Thank you all for helping me celebrate the birthday for CONTROL!

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.

 “A sweet, edgy romance rounds out this smart, futuristic medical thriller.” Publishers Weekly

“Control, with its mix of legitimate science and inventive fantasy, is unforgettable for all the right reasons.”—VOYA

“Surprising twists, tender romance, and a fierce, smart protagonist make for a winning formula in Kang’s debut. CONTROL is tautly woven and breathlessly delivered—a thrilling read!”  — Jessica Khoury, author of Origin

“Control successfully integrates science, adventure, and romance into one unforgettable read. [It] will keep you wanting more until the jaw-dropping ending.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

“CONTROL is a masterful debut, filled with everything I love in a novel: mystery, danger, and romance. Kang has crafted a world readers can easily fall into and won’t want to leave, complete with flawed yet lovable characters. I couldn’t put it down!”   — Elana Johnson, author of Possession

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Lydia Kang is a writer, physician, and salt-addicted gal with a near-pathological need to doodle. Her YA sci-fi book, CONTROL, is finally here from Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin).

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  1. This is one wild-sounding plot. Congratulations on Control's release. Best wishes for its success.

  2. I read a lot of young adult, dystopian science fiction, and this is easily among the top. The characters are interesting, the story engaging, and the writing is a delight. The ending was a bit Hunger Games-ish for me, but I suppose that just makes me ready for book #2.

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