Author: Lydia Kang
Series: Control #1
About: 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.
My Thoughts: This is a unique, interesting, fast-paced story that takes place in 2150. A lot has changed in the world with automatic cars, auditory drugs, and people with genetic oddities (super-fast healing, four arms, two heads, and so on). It’s a very unique story in a very unique setting. Things I found at least remotely amusing were things like their calling cars “chars.”
Zel is an interesting character whom I found it easy to like. Once her sister is taken, she goes from timid, meek girl to tigress. She’s done not speaking out, not doing what needs to be done, not making waves. Her connection to Cy seemed … too quick. Too easy. Too predictable. And it was too deep too soon. But, I still like them together.
Control by Lydia Kang is full of surprising twists and turns, as well as heartbreaking stories. Some of these kids’ experiences are so sad. But there’s also hope. The book ends with the promise of much more to come, and I can’t wait to see what that is!
Source: Received through Around the World Tours for review.
Read It: Control is scheduled for release around December 26, 2013. You can pre-order your own copy HERE. (This is a Book Depository link, and purchase through this link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
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