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Cover Reveal and ARC giveaway: CATALYST by Lydia Kang!

Today we are so pleased to be hosting the cover reveal for Lydia Kang's forthcoming CATALYST (March 2015, Dial BFYR), the sequel to her thrilling sci-fi debut, CONTROL. The paperback of CONTROL has also been redesigned to match CATALYST, so you can get a peek at both. Please be sure to enter the giveaway below!  

The covers! 

About Catalyst:

Set in 2151 when genetically altered humans are illegal, a highly publicized assassination sets off a chain of events that separates Zelia from those she fiercely loves. Now on the run, she must align herself with her worst enemies, only to find sanctuary in a safe house that’s anything but safe. In this thrilling conclusion to Control, Zelia must face the dangerous, illegal legacy that her father has left her--whether she's ready or not.

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Lydia's thoughts the cover:

I am thrilled with the new vision on Catalyst! They redid the paperback to match the new Catalyst cover and I love how the books go from metallic and cold, to sprouting with life in the sequel. It's a great metaphor for what happens in the book and what Zelia must go through. I've gotten a lot of compliments on the Control hardcover design, with the test tubes and glowy blue-purple beaker. But I may actually love these covers even more!

Praise for Control:

"Control, with its mix of legitimate science and inventive fantasy, is unforgettable for all the right reasons."

"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)

"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)


Lydia is generously giving away two ARCs of CATALYST, as well as swag. Please enter below for a chance to win (US and Canada only, please).

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About Lydia

Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband, three children, and a terrarium full of stick bugs.

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Stephanie is the William C. Morris award-winning author of Charm & Strange, Complicit, Delicate Monsters, and The Smaller Evil.

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  1. Love the covers!! Good luck with Catalyst Lydia - sounds like another winner! :)

  2. I really did like the hard cover for Control, but I think the paperback designs are growing on me. I really liked Control so I can't wait for Catalyst!

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

  3. I usually don't like cover changes, but surprisingly, I actually like these covers better than Control's old one. They're really beautiful and simple.

  4. Whoever designs these covers is great, because the original and new are brilliant!

  5. I'm soo excited about this book! I love the cover redesign of CONTROL and the cover reveal of CATALYST!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  6. Loved Control! I've been anticipating Catalyst since January :)

  7. That is so rad that you got a fresh new cover design! I like them all! And I like anything written by Lydia too :)

  8. I'm going to have to read the first one! It looks great!

  9. Loved Control. And love Lydia's new cover.

  10. I love the covers, and I really cannot wait to read the sequel! Congrats, Lydia!

  11. YAYYYY, I LOVE THE COVER!! I cannot wait to read Catalyst - I loved Control so much! Science fiction for the win! Congratulations, Lydia! :)

  12. Love the new covers-- both of them! Can't wait to read the new book!

  13. I love these covers and can't wait to read Catalyst!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Congrats to you, Dr. Great look and happy that you were able to blend them.

  15. Wahoo for Lydia! We were in Barnes & Noble the other day and I had to point out Control to my hubby. Super awesome.

  16. Wonderful covers! I like the redesign.

  17. I love the old cover but I am also really loving these new ones!

  18. HOW DID I MISS THIS?! I'm so in love with CONTROL and I didn't even realize the cover for CATALYST was revealed. I love both the old design and the new, especially with all the life and colors. And I cannot honestly wait to read this book. It will be amazing.

  19. Congrats, Lydia! I like the cover. :)

  20. awesome giveaway, 2 arcs? wow! I'll have to catch up w/ this series & this author more! Can't wait, thanks! ^^

  21. Absolutely love the new cover!!

    Thank you for the giveaway

  22. Congrats, Lydia! The cover is gorgeous!

  23. The cover art is lovely. The covers are complements and ties in together with the theme of the story.

  24. These covers are BEAUTIFUL!!! Love love love them. Congrats. :)

  25. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)


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