Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Review: Control [Shift #2] By Kim Curran
Being a book hoarder and having an ever growing TBR pile makes it so much easier for me to finish books without the huge wait for each new installment. I picked up Shift and Control together, with the intention of reading them before attending YALC. That plan failed spectacularly, but it also meant I could tackle this duo together, and have the next one waiting in my hands.
Going into a second book in a series is always risky. You never know if it will live up to your expectations or completely let you down. With Control there was not a single speck of doubt in my mind, the minute you start you are thrown back into Scott's world with a bang. It's high action, fast paced, and doesn't let you stop till the very last page.
Control picks up short time after shift. After the events that happened in Shift, ARES now has a new person in charge, and Scott and Aubrey have the job of hunting down the subjects of Project Ganymede and taking them into custody, this job also earns Scott the nickname 'Pylon' which I thought was hilarious, The shifting world has gone crazy, and with Scott's ability to remember the shifts and events that have been changed, you are able to experience the craziness of the shifts, feel the loss of friends and loved ones along with him.
The more I read these books the more I find myself falling into the world and I find it hard to come back out again. I love how the characters still seem real, and are likeable, even with this ability that they have. I think Kim has done a great job of making the average teenager super, without making them unapproachable. I love how Scott still makes mistakes, that he isn't perfect, but that he tries to do the right thing.
I love the twists that Kim has put into place with Control, the new characters, the added twist to make it harder for ARES, especially Scott. The ending, what an ending it was. I couldn't believe what I was reading, I wanted to throw the book across the room with what I had read!!!!!
Control is just as amazing as Shift was, and I am also so happy to be able to read the next book now without the huge wait I would have had to endure.