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COMING SOON: Control (Shift #2) by Kim Curran

Curran-Control-LargeThe follow-up to Shift.

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.

Publication: August 6th 2013 by Strange Chemistry


Author Tanya Byrne’s UKYA Books of the Year

Unknown“My two favourite UKYA books of 2012 are James Dawson’s fabulous Hollow Pike, which is fun and sassy and deliciously English and Kim Curran’s Shift, which has running and things blowing up and so much heart. If you love the Bourne films, you’ll love it.”

UKYA Book of the Year: Shift by Kim Curran

Nominated by reviewer Cesca Major:

Shift“Great premise, a pacey read and genuinely thrilling world, the danger felt very real.”


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Shift by Kim Curran

When Scott Tyler discovers he has the power to undo any decision he’s ever made he thinks it’s going to be really cool. But as his world starts to unravel he realises it’s going to get him killed.

Visit Kim’s website and read the first page of Shift.

Published 6 September 2012