Control by Melissa Cassera is a dark YA paranormal romance debut out now. It’s the first in a new trilogy–check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Author: Melissa Cassera
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
This is such an interesting book that is set in an elite academy with little to no supervision. Or so it seems with video surveillance and guards. You think it’s just a drama filled upper young adult (18) book then enter Henry. Henry is new to the school and he has special abilities. He can see visions and is a precog.
But he’s never recognized anyone in his visions and the stories of those who tried to change visions are legend. Well myths of nightmares.
Natalie feels a pull to Henry. She is the most popular girl on campus with the best boyfriend but she just feels cringey about it all and really doesn’t like her bf. But it’s more like a business alliance for her Dad, which she feels obligated to. They both struggle with who they are and their motivations.
So much happens once Henry just says something to her about his vision and there are so many new truths we learn and strange scary people that come out of nowhere. But maybe they were lying in wait.
Natalies mothers death is a big key to this and nothing is as it seems or was told. Eek loved this. And it felt kind of like a love triangle with this guy Wes who was trying to help Natalie and take Henry’s place. But her internal monologue was hilarious since she was just trying to get information out of him. I mean a super hot guy just shows up and starts touching your face and stuff. That’s a def nope but he knows Henry sooo.
This book ended on a “I don’t know where we are headed but I want the next one”.. It wasn’t a cliffhanger, more of a wait is there one more bonus chapter. Luckily there was the first chapter of the next book at the end so it felt like you knew where you would pick up.
Also, can you tell me more about the babies?
❓Do you like epilogues or excerpts from the next book at the end? Or even when the end of the book is setting up the next book usually in romance series.
I absolutely love them. I just love stories and when they end it’s sad so knowing that there’s something more in that little universe makes me happy.
For Natalie Covington and Henry Thorne, only one thing is certain: things are about to get out of control.
18-year-old Natalie has big ambitions but very little control over her situation. She’s trapped at an elite boarding school on a private island, where cell phones are forbidden, militant guards line the iron gates, and her practically prearranged boyfriend has eyes for another girl.
Everything changes when a mysterious new student arrives named Henry Thorne. Henry is a “precog”—a hidden society of people who can see the future, and who are forbidden to reveal their powers. When Henry has a grisly vision of Natalie being murdered, he ultimately decides to save her and face the consequences. But the consequences of changing the future are more dangerous than Henry imagined, unlocking a wide conspiracy among his kind that’s linked to Natalie’s past, and a desire that threatens to consume them.
CONTROL is the first installment in The Lockwood Trilogy. This fast-paced Upper YA/New Adult Paranormal Romance is filled with thrilling turns, self-discovery, spicy language, light steam, and a cliffhanger ending that will leave you obsessing for more.
Reader Discretion: this book contains graphic language, violence, and some heat. Best suited for 16+.
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About the Author:
Melissa Cassera is a Professional Screenwriter, Author, and award-winning Publicity Expert based in Washington State.
Melissa and her work have been featured in Variety, LA Times, Success Magazine, and Fast Company. She was named one of the nation’s Top Personal Branding Experts by The Huffington Post.
On-screen, Melissa is the writer of THE OBSESSION THRILLOGY (Lifetime Network’s first trilogy of movies.) She is also the writer of the films SECRET LIVES OF COLLEGE ESCORTS, NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORHOOD MOMS, MOMMY’S LITTLE STAR, DADDY’S PERFECT LITTLE GIRL, HER STOLEN PAST, and GIRL FOLLOWED. Melissa also sold an eight-episode dark comedy series, ADDICTED, to Fullscreen. She has two additional feature films, WHO KILLED OUR FATHER and NIGHTMARE PAGEANT MOMS, coming to Lifetime Network in 2023, and six additional film projects in active development.
When Melissa is not whipping together obsession-worthy words, she can be found drinking too much coffee, playing at the lake with her dogs, or getting lost in the romance section of a bookstore.
Follow Melissa at her website: https://melissacassera.com/ or on Instagram: @Melissa.cassera
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