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Control by Kim Curran

Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same.

That’s why he’s so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters.

They’ve sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Anderson. An ex-Shifter who runs a project for unusual kids – as if the ability to change your every decision wasn’t unusual enough. But Anderson and the kids have a dark secret. One that Scott is determined to discover.

As his obsession with discovering the truth takes him further away from anyone he cares about, his grip on reality starts to weaken. Scott realises if he can’t control his choices, they’ll control him.

Covert Art: Larry Rostant
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Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 1st August 2013
ISBN: 9781908844156
Format: Medium Paperback
R.R.P.: £7.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 6th August 2013
ISBN: 9781908844163
Format: Large Paperback
R.R.P.: $9.99

Date: 6th August 2013
ISBN: 9781908844170
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 6th August 2013 from the Robot Trading Company

Other Books in This Series:

1. Shift (September 2012)
3. Delete (August 2014)

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Author Info:

Kim Curran: WWW | @KimeCurran on Twitter | Facebook

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Praise and Reviews:

Control is an enjoyable novel with keenly thought-out themes and motifs, and ones that will resonate strongly with scene-gays – we just wanna see what the shock ending will bring about in the next book.”
- So, So Gay

“The ending. Woah. Big big thing. Can/t wait for the next one-it promises to be even more epic than these two.” 
- Death, Books and Tea

“Curran’s prose crackles with energy, and this book stays attention-grabbing and eminently readable, age-appropriate for all audiences.”
- British Fantasy Society

“I really, really, really enjoyed this book! The first book in the Shift series was incredibly captivating and Control just furthered this for me. It was full of action, tension, emotions and I was immediately sucked into the story.”
- Uncorked Thoughts

“I love Kim Curran’s style of writing. It’s so easy and fun to read while also having a disturbing, dark edge… I enjoyed Control a great deal and having been utterly shocked by its ending I cannot wait for the trilogy’s finale, Delete.”
- For Winter Nights 

“This is a book that will stay with you for a while after reading it as you ponder the possibilities. Oh, and what an ending! Now I can’t wait to read the next book, Delete. Bring it on!”
- Badass Book Reviews 

“I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in months. I give this my highest recommendation – coming out in August, this is definitely one to be added to your Autumn TBR list!”
- Rebel Reading

“Curran leaves us with a setup for the next book that left me reeling and promises that the final book in the series, Delete, will be explosive. And I for one can’t wait to see the fall-out from that blast.”
- The Fantastical Librarian

Control surpasses its predecessor in many ways – the writing is better, the characters feel more real and fleshed out, the world has expanded way beyond the tiny little box it was originally contained in, and the magic system has been adapted by nefarious people for selfish purposes. But most importantly, Control is fun to read and hard to put down.”
- Fantasy Book Review

“It’s a really entertaining novel that has a lot of depth under the surface. The story is fast-paced and entertaining with satisfyingly high levels of suspense. Combined with great writing by Curran that makes for a novel I have no hesitation in recommending.”
- Weirdmage’s Reviews

“I enjoyed Shift but Control is even better. The second as well as the first part of this YA series is thrilling, fast-paced and features some unexpected twists and turns. I liked the different characters, most are realistic and likeable and some are so evil, cruel and manipulative – great. And then there is the perfectly realistic woven fabric of Scot Tyler’s life: his dreadful family situation, the friendship/love with Audrey, his friends and his struggle to make his own decisions and finally stand by them.”
- ReaderAlex

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