Jul 4, 2014


by Lydia Kang

Book: Control #1
Publisher: Dial Books
Pub Date: Dec 26 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
Book Links: Goodreads   Amazon

An un-putdownable thriller for fans of Uglies

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.

My Review:  I've been seeing a lot of this book on many blogs and decided it would be worth the read. It's YA with all the things I love. It has dystopian ans sci-fi included which are two genres that I'm picky about. However, it turned out well to me. The only issue I had with this book, was that the beginning was slow and boring for me. About a few chapters in, it really picked up and I couldn't put it down. 

Zel and Dyl are sisters who have a pretty good relationship, which is good because everything is about to change for them. Their dad dies, and they are taken to wait to be placed with a new family. When it came time to leave, they thought it would be together, but it wasnt the case. Dyl is taken to one group and Zel is taken to another. The lady who took her, wanted to take her sister as well but wasn't there in time.

At her new home Zel learns the truth. She and her sister would be screwed if caught in the public, one of them has special DNA. They think its Dyl, but really its Zel. No one knew the truth except for one, and when its finally revealed, it becomes a race against time. 

Zel and the gang must hurry to find Dyl, save her, and get out. Hopefully no one notices and tries to keep them both, but you can figure out how that may go. 

So I nearly enjoyed the entire book. The start was slightly slow, but I still liked it. The book was enjoyable until it got near the end. As the ending came, things got slightly boring and then it really picked up at the very end. I had more things that I like about the book, than the amount I didnt like. 
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