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Catalyst

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It's 2151 - a year since Zel's beloved Cy traded his freedom for her sister's-and now Zel, Delia, and the rest of the genetic outcasts they met in Control find themselves in a race for survival after their safe house is attacked by officers carrying neural guns. Not knowing exactly who is after them, they split up, promising to meet in Chicago where another safe house is rumoured to be. But Zel starts hearing Cy speaking to her in her head, and she veers off plan in order to search for him. What she finds is not what she expected. There's more to their genetic mutations than they realized - and much more complexity to the conspiracy intended to exploit them...or destroy them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 146 x 210 x 36mm | 439.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Kathy Dawson Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 080374093X
  • 9780803740938
  • 498,727

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"Engrossing . . . [a] thought-provoking story."--Kirkus "Kang packs her plot with suspense and surprises as she explores good, evil, self-sacrifice, ambition, and what it means to be human."--VOYA "Fans of Control will be on edge with this electrifying followup. . . packed with action, breathtaking betrayals and heated romance. If you love sci-fi and strong female protagonists, this book is for you!"--RT Book Reviews Praise for Control "Control, with its mix of legitimate science and inventive fantasy, is unforgettable for all the right reasons."--VOYA "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 "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 "Steamy, romantic. . .scrupulous attention to scientific detail adds authenticity."--Kirkus Reviews "A sweet, edgy romance rounds out this smart, futuristic medical thriller."--Publishers Weekly "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 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, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner "Kang has skillfully blended a coming-of-age, dystopia YA fiction, and some heavy duty genetics. . . Kang is a physician in real life and her science is impressive."--Library Media Connectionshow more

About Lydia Kang

Lydia Kang is a doctor who decided writing was maybe just as much fun as medicine, so, now she does both. She is the author of Control and Catalsyt. She lives with her husband and three children in Omaha, Nebraska.show more

Review Text

"Engrossing . . . [a] thought-provoking story."- Kirkus"Kang packs her plot with suspense and surprises as she explores good, evil, self-sacrifice, ambition, and what it means to be human."- VOYA"Fans of Control will be on edge with this electrifying followup. . . packed with action, breathtaking betrayals and heated romance. If you love sci-fi and strong female protagonists, this book is for you!"-RT Book ReviewsPraise for Control :"Control, with its mix of legitimate science and inventive fantasy, is unforgettable for all the right reasons."- VOYA"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"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"Steamy, romantic. . .scrupulous attention to scientific detail adds authenticity."- Kirkus Reviews"A sweet, edgy romance rounds out this smart, futuristic medical thriller."- Publishers Weekly"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 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, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner"Kang has skillfully blended a coming-of-age, dystopia YA fiction, and some heavy duty genetics. . . Kang is a physician in real life and her science is impressive."-Library Media Connectionshow more

Rating details

725 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 30% (217)
4 40% (290)
3 24% (174)
2 5% (37)
1 1% (7)
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