Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Waiting on Wednesday: Control by Lydia Kang
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
I just happened to see this book on twitter, and when I found out that Lydia Kang was a doctor and this was a YA medical thriller, I knew I had to get my hands on it!
Goodreads Book Description: 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.
When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen -- teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them -- an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy -- can help Zel reunite with her sister.
But only if she is willing to lose him.
Why I Am Excited: YA Medical thrillers are hard to come by, and they are even more difficult to be done right-- we have a medical professional foraying into this realm, and I have an inkling this is going to become a blockbuster.
Why I Am Worried: It's always nervewracking for someone who loves good science in fiction to read a book like this, but I think the fact that she has a medical background will be invaluable to the world building in this book.
What are you waiting for?