Book Review: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington
Disruption by Jessica Shirvington
What if it could be used against you and the ones you love?Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation’s M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loves most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it.
Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer – heir to the M-Corp empire – has become key to Maggie’s plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin’s involvement destroy everything she’s fought for?
In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.
I received a copy of Disruption by Jessica Shirvington from Harper Collins YA Australia in exchange for an honest review, this has in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings about the book.
I do not know why I put off reading Disruption for such a long time – I read Between the Lives and loved it and I haven’t heard anything horrible about it, so when I had the chance to review it – I said yes.
Disruption follows protagonist Maggie Stevens in a world where a microchip could identify your perfect match. Where bracelets, that were created to make life easier control not only your life, but the decisions that you make. When Maggie loses something that she holds dear, she wants revenge and the perfect place to start is with the heir to the M-Corp Empire; Quentin Mercer.
I cannot explain how much I loved Disruption, it’s one of those books that always keeps you on your feet. You have no idea what is going to happen next, what the author is going to throw at you. It’s captivating, enthralling and you are wrapped up in the world from the get go.
I adored Maggie as a protagonist, she was fierce and strong, but she is also breakable. On the outside, she has this persona, however, as the book goes on you find out that she needs someone, that this closed off person needs people in her life that want to be there for her. She feels deeply, but hides it all. She has spent two years creating her plan and she doesn’t want anyone to demolish it. At the start there are times that Maggie is unlikable, yet she fits perfectly into the world.
Quentin – I cannot say anything bad about him. He was charming, sweet and hella adorable. There was this force about him that she hit the book in all the right places. It seems like he can be walked all over, but he’s not. Quentin is just as strong and Maggie.
Gus is brilliant and I am not just talking about his mind. He’s like the comic relief, yet so much more. He adds another dimension to Disruption and makes it even more interesting. He isn’t the love interest, but has this bond with Maggie that is bang on. I loved the friendship that these two build over the course of the book.
The romance – it was beautiful and my heart as breaking the whole way through. I was just waiting for the moment for Quentin was going go find out that Maggie was using him, at first. I was like ‘no, no please don’t happen.’ Yes, Maggie was lying and manipulated him most of the book, but they still gave me heaps of feels and all I wanted was for them to be together.
The world that Jessica Shirvington built for Disruption was fascinating and riveting. You would think that it’s like other dystopian worlds – however it’s far from it. The world that she shaped was complex and enthralling. It’s unique and you never know what is around the corner.
One of the main reasons why I loved Disruption as much as I did was that it didn’t have perfect people, even though that was one of the things the world was trying to achieve. From the protagonist, to the families, no one is perfect. It was such a fresh look on what YA dystopian is. There are things that Maggie does that are not right, and it highlights that not one of us will ever be perfect.
Overall, Disruption made me laugh, nearly cry and had me squealing for more. It’s a fantastic book that you will not stop reading from the first page. With enthralling characters, an engrossing world and a plot that keeps you right there in the action, Disruption is a must read for everyone that loves YA and beyond. And just a quick little hint – there is a MAJOR cliff-hanger so make sure you have Corruption by your side.
Have you read Disruption by Jessica Shirvington? Did you love it as much as I did? Have you read any of here other books. Do you know that I have an interview with her, from my #LoveOZYA series? Why not check it and let’s chat!