Way back in the querying process, I remember finding comparable titles for my novel. Because my novel isn’t easy to categorize (Sci-fi? Romance? Adventure? Medical thriller?) it was also hard to find books that I could say, “Hey, if you like this, you’ll like CONTROL!”
Are these books just like mine? No, not at all. But it’s funny how one book might lead to another, when you’re thirsting for more.
So first, here’s what CONTROL is about:
After the violent death of her father, 17 year-old Zelia loses her younger sister, Dylia, during an abduction at their foster agency. It turns out her sister Dylia isn’t just pretty and sweet – she’s illegal.
In the year 2150, DNA must be pure by law, and anyone with enhanced genes face death. Zelia’s only allies are the freak-show inhabitants of her new, underground foster home. Along with the unexpected love of a very strange boy, she will need her flaws and their illicit traits to save the only family she has left.
I’d be delighted if any of these led you to find CONTROL in your hands next year, because I really loved these books!
Why Across the Universe? For that sci-fi element, and the mystery that unfolds throughout the book.
Why The Adoration of Jenna Fox? Because it’s fascinating to see parent/child relationships dealing with the issue of genetic manipulation.
Why The Hunger Games? For the world building and that end-of-book action. Will there be a happy ending? Or not?
Okay, at this point, you’re probably like, what the–? But consider the romance. The tension! If you like Jane Austen, you may want to dip your toes in the sci-fi world of CONTROL.
And finally, Steph Kuehn and I are giving away our mentor’s books. Check out the Giveaway HERE!
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