Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (47): Control by Lydia Kang

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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(Control, #1)
by Lydia Kang
Releases |December 26th 2013 by Dial Books for Young Readers|
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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.
“Control blew me away.”—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner trilogy
Why I'm Wishing...
I really curious to see what this is about because I only just recently ran across it. And the fact that it's blurb by James Dashner makes me want to give it a go!


  1. Never heard of this one! Hope you love it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I got this for review and i'm also super excited about it! it DOES sound amazing

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  3. I haven't heard of this one but look at the cover! I really like the sound of this one and I hope you'll get it soon :)

  4. 2150?! oooh sounds awesome! Thanks for bringing control to my notice :)
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  5. This book sounds and looks amazing! :D

  6. Cool pick. Thanks for sharing :)


  7. This one does sound exciting. I love futuristic sci-fi and DNA and genetic manipulation and all that good stuff! Thanks for stopping by!

    Some Like It Paranormal

  8. if a favorite author of mind blurbs a book by a new-to-me author, i'm more inclined to pick it up too. i've seen control around and while it's premise does not really appeal to me, i think how the neon cover sort of glows is really cool! cover buy maybe?

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  9. Never heard of it before, but it does sound exciting. Thanks for sharing!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  10. Ooooh I've never heard of this one, but sci-fi is SO my thing these days. This sounds right up my alley! Fantastic pick this week! :)

  11. love it!!

    New Reader

  12. OMG I'm SO loving the cover of control! I like the concept too and same here with the blurb XD

    -Great Wishlist Pick Janina, much bloggy <33
    Lisseth @ Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  13. Control sounds really interesting. I believe this is the first time I've heard of it. Loving the cover as well.

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  14. I love the sound of this one! The cover is unique too. I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
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  15. Oooo, I can't wait for control! I really hoped that Penguin would send me an ARC, but they don't like me. Like, AT ALL D:

    Hope you enjoy it when you get to read it :)

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  16. This sounds cool. I didn't think it might be for me until I read the part about "intense romance" but I added it to my tbr :) thanks for stopping by!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  17. I have a copy of this one, and I wish I could start it right away. Too bad I have to review earlier books first! Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    YA Sisterhood

  18. Never heard of this book before. Sounds really interesting though... adding it to my wishlist.

    Thanks for sharing :) Hope you'll get it soon ^_^

    My WW

    XX Ner

  19. I haven't heard of this one before, but it does look good. Dystopia & paranormal, I will definitely check it out.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower :)

  20. Holy crap this sounds amazing! Definitely adding this to my TBR.
    The cover is so pretty! And the story is very, very intriguing.
    Great pick :)

  21. Love this cover!! This book sounds super awesome!!! Thanks for stopping by my WoW. Great Pick :)

  22. I have never heard of this! But it sounds amazing, adding it to my 'want pile'! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Tyler @ The Reading Pile

  23. This sounds really good! Though sometimes DNA sci-fi's freak me out a bit. I know, strange... lol! Great pick!

  24. Ooh I'm excited for this one too! I tried getting an e-ARC but I was denied. Oh well! Great pick Janina!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  25. I love the sound of this one! And even though I am picky about dystopian reads, I love the future setting. Plus, I love that cover! Great pick, Janina! :D Thanks for stopping by!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  26. Great pick! I love that cover. Thanks for sharing!

  27. I've never heard about this book before but I am off to check it out immediately. Looks awesome.
    Hope you get it soon!

  28. Ohh, this sounds like a perfect sci-fi thriller. I really hope I'm not wrong. I'll be adding it to my tbr now.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  29. Oh my that sounds really good. Its going on my tbr list, for sure. Great pick!

  30. OH, I am so excited for this one! The author is a sweetheart, too.

  31. Never heard of this one before but it sure sounds intriguing! And that cover creeps me out. Makes me think of horrible experiments and such :S
    Thanks for stopping my my WoW earlier this week!

  32. Yay-another story about sisters! That's my favorite relationship to read about and I'm always excited to find out about more.