OUT OF CONTROL by Sarah Alderson


Age Range: 12 - 18
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Two New York City teens flee murderers in this Jason Bourne–style thriller.

When she climbs up to the roof for a breath of air, Liva just misses the murder of the elderly couple with whom she is staying. While giving her statement, she meets Jay, a boy arrested for, she assumes, murder. A brutal attack out of nowhere leaves nearly everyone at the station slaughtered. Liva and Jay barely escape, and although Liva doesn’t fully trust Jay, she needs his street skills to stay ahead of their pursuers. Liva’s father, overseas investigating international crime, sends a team to rescue her—but somebody else gets there first. Liva runs, reuniting with Jay. Readers learn that Liva is no novice in the action department. She’s been raised with guns and an understanding of criminals. As the two struggle to stay one step ahead of whoever’s intent on kidnapping her, Liva begins to worry that she’s dragged Jay and his family into serious danger and finds herself becoming attracted to him. Alderson keeps the suspense dialed up to 11 throughout most of the book, with chase scenes that will keep readers electrified, mixing them with flaming romance.

Gripping, hot thrills in the summertime. (Thriller. 12-18)

Pub Date: May 12th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4814-2716-6
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2015


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