After the violent death of her father, 17 year-old Zelia loses her younger sister, Dylia, during an abduction at a foster care agency. It turns out her sister Dylia isn’t just pretty and sweet—she’s illegal. In the year 2150, DNA must be pure by law, and anyone with enhanced genes face death. Zelia’s only allies are the freak-show inhabitants of her new, underground foster home. Along with the unexpected love of a very strange boy, she will need her flaws and their illicit traits to save the only family she has left.
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Paperback Edition | ISBN-10: 0142423610 | ISBN-13: 978-0142423615
Hardcover edition | ISBN-10: 0803739044 | ISBN-13: 978-0803739048
“Control blew me away, from the depth and richness of this fascinating, disturbing vision of the future—and all its technologies—to the twists and turns and suspense that made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I’ve read in a very long time. Highly recommended.” — James Dashner, NYT Bestselling Author of the Maze Runner Trilogy
“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
“Steamy, romantic . . . scrupulous attention to scientific detail adds authenticity.” —Kirkus
“Imaginative cultural details (an ecstasy-like drug carried by sound) and impressive specificity regarding genetics. The use of mutants alone is fairly unique, making this a smart go-to for fans of Megan Shepherd’s The Madman’s Daughter.” —Booklist
“Anyone interested in experimentation, romance, and a never-before-imagined world will love this book.” — The Young Folks
“This looks like the start of a mind-blowing series…I would recommend this book to all fans of YA dystopian fiction.” — Night Owl Reviews
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