Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#35): Control by Lydia Kang


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Control by Lydia Kang
Book One of the Control series
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 26, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.



I've been waiting for this one for a while! I love science fiction :)

***Edited, 08/25/2013***

A blogger and friend and all-around wonderful person is sending me this book! So, the wait will be over for me. SOON :D

36 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a futuristic book and it seems like I found the one. Can't wait for this to come out. Fantastic pick!

    Holly @ Absorbing the Content

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    1. I hope you read and enjoy it sometime, Holly! :)

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  2. Oh yay for you!! Gotta love blogger friends when they do this!!

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Right?! I love this girl so much!

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. I have never heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting. I like futuristic books and I can't wait to see what you think of it. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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    1. Ooo, well, now you have! I'm so excited to read it. Thank you, Tanja!

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  4. Great pick Alyssa. Lucky you :) Really hope you enjoy the book.
    My WoW

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  5. This sounds really good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  6. Love the premise of this one. So glad you're going to get the chance to read it soon :DD

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    1. Me too! And I AM SO EXCITED! I just want to hug and smoosh the blogger ;)

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  7. Oh this sounds pretty interesting! I love all the sci-fi YA popping up lately!

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  8. Awesome pick. I'd love to read this as well :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-62-dead-girls-dont.html

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  9. Guys with four arms! This one sounds interesting.

    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

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  10. This sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by. My WoW

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  11. Oh, yay!!! This sounds awesome. And that's fab that you're getting a copy! I'll just have to be patient... :D Great pick!

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    1. It does! And right?! I love this blogger so much! Maybe I'll share when I'm finished, Lisa! ;D

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  12. You're so awesome! Hope you get this soon. I feel so bad that I had never even heard of this book before so I'm happy it's going to a bloggy friend and someone who really wants the book :)

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    1. Whee! You're so fantastically fabulous! I wish I could favorite your comment. Thank you again! You spoil me rotten ;)

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  13. Sounds good and original. It's nice to see something a little different come along... good pick!

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    1. I agree! I love science fiction, and I love it when the ideas vary. Thank you!

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  14. YAY! I think that's awesome you're getting it early! I had requested this on EW but got declined sadly. But it does look really good! Happy reading when you get it girl!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. I never ever request from Penguin on EW and NG anymore - they've never approved me in the past. Thank you so much, Jessica!

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  15. Oooohhhhhh. I've heard about this one. I know the ARCs went out recently, and everyone who has gotten one has flipped out. It looks interesting, not sure it's completely my thing, but it definitely sounds cool!

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    1. YUP! I didn't request one, but a friend who regularly receives unsolicited ARCs from Penguin doesn't want control. So, she was kind enough to pass it along to me! I love her so much! I hope that if you do read it sometime, you enjoy it, Meredith!

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  16. Ohh, like the cover :D Hope you'll love it. <3 And YAY for getting it early :D
    Thank you for commenting on my blog last week. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Definitely a great cover! And right? I'm super excited! Thank YOU, Carina!

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  17. OMG! Yes, Control! I recently interviewed the author for a blog event. I loved the idea of Control, given that Im a scifi enthusiast! :)

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    1. I remember when you did! And I hope you read it soon!

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