Author: Jessica Shirvington
Genre: YA sci-fi
Length: 437 pages
Published by: HarperCollins
Source: bought it!
*WARNING* POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE*
Two years ago, Maggie Stevens began the hunt.
Four weeks ago, Maggie’s world fell apart, when she finally
found what she’d been looking for. And when Quentin,
who had blindly trusted her, unravelled her web of lies.
Now, Maggie lives in the dark. But she’s not about to stay there.
Not when she still has to bring M-Corp down.
Not when there is still a chance she could win him back.
In the exhilarating conclusion to Disruption, Maggie must do
whatever it takes to show the world the truth.
And the price for her quest?
It’s over. I’m so sad.
Geez, the series that I DON’T like go on for a thousand books, and the ones I DO like are only two books. What’s with that?
This book made me want to laugh and cry at the same time.
Here’s why I laughed:
GUS AND MAGGIE. Three words. That’s all you need to know to read this book. You need to know that their banter, their friendship, is possibly my favourite EVER. I’m so glad there’s a friendship between a girl and a guy that doesn’t become a romance. It’s just really excellent.
So that’s why I laughed.
Maggie is also hilarious on her own. Sure, she’s broken and often I wanted to cry as well, but she’s as witty as ever. I love that. We need more girls like Maggie in YA.
Here’s why I cried:
I felt so sorry for Maggie. She has to put up with so much crap, and after the end of book 1, I don’t know how she got through that. I probably would have curled into a ball and just cried for a thousand years. Which explains why there are no characters like me in books (we’re boring. I’d much rather read about Maggie).
And the ending. Oh god. Ohhhhhhhhhhh god.
I’m going to start sobbing again, I am.
It was perfect. Really. THAT is how you end a series.
I’m still in shock.
Other things I loved:
QUIN AND MAGGIE’S RELATIONSHIP. I’m not going to say too much because spoilers, but I LOVED that they actually communicated. You know how in some YA, there’s all this angst because someone misinterpreted something, and neither of them TALK to each other about it? Yeah, well, Maggie and Quin are mature and they don’t do crap like that. I love it.
We also got some excellent butt-kickin’.
Courtesy of Maddie, of course. There was great action. I can see it happening in a movie.
Can we please have a movie?
The technology is also really cool.
This is YA sci-fi, not YA dystopian as such, and I really really really liked that. We don’t have enough sci-fi. And the concept of the M-bands is something I loved in book 1, and that I loved again here. The world that Jessica Shirvington has created through these M-bands is 1) terrifying and 2) terrifyingly possible.
I mean, Jessica Shirvington basically predicted the Apple watch.
And this book is so unique that Goodreads couldn’t think of any books to recommend based on it:
Because this series is like no other.
And if Snape approves, you know it’s gotta be good.
Definitely one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read. And that’s from a lover of contemporary. And it’s certainly the best duology I’ve ever read. You can see my review of Disruption here.
Rating: 4.5/5 Wonderkitties