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Bzrk (BZRK #1)

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Noah and Sadie: newly initiated into an underground cell so covert they don’t even know each other’s real names. Trained for combat on the nano level, they are thrust into a war they can barely grasp. Vincent: feels nothing and cares for no one. He’s fighting a personal battle with Bug Man, the greatest nano warrior alive. The Armstrong Twins: wealthy, privileged, fanatica...more
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Published February 28th 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published February 21st 2012)
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karen

i think it was at page 178 when i checked out, mentally.

nerve fibers twitched, yanked the legs from nanobots, hurled others into flesh walls. what seemed like meters m-sub became mere inches m-sub as the spasm contracted nerve and wracked muscle.

vincent sent both his biots, half-crippled, but not dead just yet, no definitely not dead, straight into the confused mass of nanobots, plowed bodily into them with all the speed they could manage and kept thrashing ahead, dragging the microphages with t
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Dec 05, 2012 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Nikita, James Bond, 24 fans.
Recommended to Stella by: My good ol' self. Thank you self.
Edited on Dec 6th 2012: Can I just say, I actually enjoy the paperback cover? It's intriguing, dark and has a nice hint of a middle grade cover.
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First off: Damn you Michael Grant! Just as I have a story in mind involving nanotechnology, you produce a masterpiece that surely makes mine look weak. I declare you the king of nanotech.

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Now on to my review and I have one question to ask you.

What would you choose given the choice of free will or cohesiveness?

Well, basically this is what thi...more
Emily May


I stayed up late to finish this and I really wish I hadn't bothered. In fact, I'm very surprised I managed it.

This book was a huge disappointment. This is because I had high expectations of Michael Grant after reading his imaginative Gone series, full of exciting characters with mutant powers that draws interesting comparisons between the struggling society created by the kids and our own world. Grant's books have never been perfect to me, I have often complained about the lack of a decent fema...more
Mike Mullin
Exactly what a YA thriller should be: smart, complex, plausible, and tense. Grant doesn't pander to his audience--the bad guys aren't wholly evil, and the good guys aren't always admirable. The near-future technology is imagined beautifully--the battlefields of BZRK are what we would get--will get--when predator drones and nanotechnology converge. Sadie's a tough-as-titanium heroine and Noah is likeable in an everyboy sort of way. Grant's writing suits the story perfectly, muscular and propulsiv...more
Sam
3.5/4 stars

You can’t go wrong with a Michael Grant book. BZRK is no exception.

This YA thriller showers its readers with science-fiction goodness, nanotechnology heaven, and a sprinkling of heart-stopping action. As always, Michael Grant weaves together a complex but suspense-filled plot, while managing to mould the most intriguing array of characters. From the first chapter, where the reader can only guess what BZRK actually is, right through to the end, where the reader is hanging on to every l...more
Courtney
I know a lot of people love this book, but for some reason, it just wasn't one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I love Michael Grant (I am obsessed with the Gone series!) but this book didn't manage to surprise me or keep me very entertained. I thought the idea of the nanotechnology was certainly interesting, but I was kind of bothered by how the writing would switch into the nano's perspective and just seem to drag on and on with all these details about how disturbing/fantastical it was to...more
Abyss
Recenze na blogu - http://abyss-mystery.blog.cz/1301/bzr...

Po dočtení: To si ze mě utahujete?! Takhle to fakt skončilo? :D A já nemám druhý díl? :D

- Ale všechna čest našemu překladateli, kniha je plná neobvyklých popisů a věcí, které se prostě jinak nevidí, takže si určitě máknul, aby to pak pro nás bylo stravitelné :)) -

Malé zádrhelky BZRK má, některá rozhodnutí jsou třeba moc složitá či naopak příliš jednoduchá, ale jinak je ten nápad perfektní a Grant se fakt nebojí lidi rozcupovat... A hlav...more
Kayla


I can't even begin to express how good this book was.

But it sure is one big mindfuck . (literally, nanos going up to your brain and screwing you up for good? hm!)

I've always believed those mind control conspiracies and Michael Grant did not help one bit with that.

Kuddos to you, you kind Sir.

This book is full of perfection, action down in the meat and in the macro, and the plot and pacing of the story...



Now for the review



So, basically you have two sides.

Nexus Humanus ran by the Twins who believe...more
Nikki Finn
Jak začít... můj vztah k této knize mi nebyl pravděpodobně již od počátku přán. Nejdříve se recenzní kopie ztratila kdesi na cestě, takže se do mých rukou nedostala včas a já nemohla v požadovaném čase její čtení dokončit a přicházím s recenzí téměř s křížkem po funuse. Nicméně jsem se do toho vrhla a čekala na zázrak, jelikož tato kniha je opravdu ve všech směrech vychvalována a já si byla naprosto jistá, že mne čeká unikátní čtenářský zážitek. Problém byl v tom, že přes neskutečně slibný začát...more
Paul  Hankins
***No Spoilers***

As I have "seen" some things while reading Michael Grant's new title, I'd like to share them with you. . .if only in an effort to absolve myself of some of the horrors.

By habit, I am NOT a sci-fi or fantasy reader. No, it's not that I don't like them (I've admitted this before and awoke to a flood of messages and tweets). I do, in fact, know enough about the titles I HAVE read to make recommendations in Room 407 for my readers who do read in this genre. And with recent offerings...more
Filip
Válka je věc špatná sama o sobě. Ničí lidi, pustoší vesnice a to vše řídí vysoce postavení lidé. Kde jsou ty doby, kdy se válčilo muž proti muži? Pryč. Nastává totiž nová éra. Éra strojů, robotů. A biotů. Díky nim uvidíte, jak vlastně vypadá smítko prachu z mikroskopické dálky. Jak vlastně vypadá roztoč, blecha, nebo oko? Stačí dotyk a jste pod nadvládou těchto strojů. V této „miniaturní“ válce existují lidé, kteří to ví a bojují. Oni tam totiž byli. Tam dole. Dole v nanu…

Pomocí naší a zvířecí D...more
Kacennnka
„Tam dole v masu je divnej svět. A ze všeho nejdivnější jsme my.“

BZRK je zvláštní knihou. Neobvyklou, zajímavou, zmatenou a nabízející toho hodně do budoucna. S Michaelem Grantem nemám žádné zkušenosti, ale co jsem tak v okolí postřehla, je to dobrý autor. A opravdu tomu tak je, protože jak by špatný autor mohl sestavit knihu jako je tato?

V BZRKu v podstatě najdete nový svět. Svět nana, svět všeho, co není vidět pouhým okem. Svět tam dole v masu, uvnitř lidského těla. Chápu, že to asi zní zmat...more
Ettelëa
EDIT: Po napsání recenze, kterou si později budete moci přečíst na Fantasy Planet jsem se rozhodla zvednout hodnocení ze tří na čtyři hvězdičky, protože mi došlo, že něco tak nechutného, geniálního a originálního jsem snad ještě ani nečetla...
Vendula
Takovéhle konce by se měly zakázat.
Anagha
Mar 07, 2012 Anagha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Michael Grant fans and anyone looking for a good adventure and comfortable with some gore/violence
Shelves: posted
Today’s review is about a book I am super excited about for many, many reasons (if you’re bored with backstories, just scroll down). First of all, it’s Michael Grant! Super talented author of the Gone series. Second of all, it’s been so long since I’d read a thrilling, gross boy book, it was about time. I was way too deep in girly drama books. Not. Good. One of the biggest reasons this book will always be dear to my heart is because it was the first ARC I requested directly from a big publisher...more
Braiden
If you’re a big fan of Michael Grant’s Gone series like I am, and eagerly anticipating for Fear, then you are absolutely going to devour BZRK, the first book in his new thriller series. Where Gone was my entrée in 2010 and Plague my main course in 2011 (the books in between being complementary champagnes and refreshments), BZRK was my dessert – although filled with internal bodily environments, blood, bits of brain, and shards of bone, it was sweet and delectable the entire way through, or as th...more
Gwen G
Bzrk by Micheal Grant was an over all a well written book. There was a different plot than the usual dystopian plots (the usual big bad controlling government). I mean hey, how many books do you read about nano-leveled weapon? Well for me, not many. Bzrk is told in third person but (in my opinion) mainly focuses on the two teens Sadie and Noah. Bzrk is a group of teenagers and twenty year olds set on stopping the evil Armstrong twins. Both groups fight using nano weapons. . The Bzrk group recrui...more
ALPHAreader
In England, Noah Cotton visits his older brother, an ex-soldier, in a mental facility where he rages about ‘nanos’ and berserk.

Sadie McLure is at a football game while her brother and father fly in a private jet overhead, off to a meeting about their company, McLure Industries.

Bug Man is at the controls, about to change the very course of history.

And down in the meat, everything is coming together for disaster. . .

‘BZRK’ is the first book in a new and frightening YA series from Michael Grant.

No...more
Book Angel Emma
Guest Review by Andrew

BZRK... I’m not 100% sure how to describe this book as this is a ... well... a hard thing to explain. But here’s my attempt. BZRK, the first in a new series, is about nanos and biots. Not sure what these are? These are nanobots and biots, the biological counterpart of nanos. And here, it seems the world is in danger from these. Or rather, the group known as AFGC, who want to “rewire” the most powerful minds of the world: the President of the United States and the British Pr...more
Elena
BZRK is a unique, fast-paced action packed roller-coaster of a ride…and I didn’t know what was going on half the time. I’m sure if I did though, I would enjoy this book a lot more! It zips through pretty quickly, the idea behind it is really interesting (victory or madness, what a great tagline!!), and the characters are likable enough. I’m sure it’s only my attention span and the fact that I get easily confused that hinders my enjoyment because everyone else seemed to get this book just fine. T...more
Willinda
4,5*

Pokládáte si někdy otázky typu: jak vlastně zblízka vypadá ta prachová částice důležitě si trůnící na monitoru vašeho počítače? Nebo jak přesně vypadá ten drobný hmyzák lítající zrovna kolem vás? Nebo jak to vypadá v oku, lidském mozku nebo třeba cévách? Zda podobně jako v Byl jednou jeden život, a krvinky si při cestě tělem vyprávějí příběhy, anebo spíše jako mnohotvaré objekty proplouvající podivnou tekutinou? Mezi námi se vyskytují lidé, kteří vědí, jak to všechno vypadá. Oni tam totiž by...more
Lucy
Often, I feel there is a gender divide in YA with books either aimed at girls (the majority) or a few action/sci-fi for the boys. Michael Grant's new YA series BZRK though proves YA doesn't need this as it has an appeal for both sexes. It is an action filled, complicated and thrilling novel that left me anticipating the next addition and feeling like I'd been on an insane journey.

Writing a review for BZRK has been challenging as there is so much I don't want to spoil for you and it is such a dif...more
Petr
Povím ti něco o nanu. Tam dole, dole v nanu, tam bys viděl divy, kámo. Myslíš si, že spatřuješ velkolepost v západu slunce nebo tvaru stromu? Ne, kámo, veškerá genialita, kreativita, architektura, pekelná složitost, hranice a vzorce a hrůzy – jo jo, tam ti jsou hrůzy – to všechno je tam dole v masu. Chceš vidět Boha Stvořitele, nejvyššího umělce? Mrkni do nana. Uvidíš toho svýho Boha a posereš se z něj strachy.

Michael Grant, autor nesmírně úspěšné (a rozsáhlé) série Gone, je skutečným mistrem sv...more
Petra Sýkorová
Michael Grant je šprýmař. Tedy alespoň takovým pohledem se na svět okolo sebe dívá a nikdy nezapomene utrousit nějakou trefnou a mírně sarkastickou poznámku. Čtenáři po celém světě si jeho knihy oblíbili právě díky jeho specifickému stylu vyprávění. O svém dětství říká, že bylo těžké. Tedy hlavně pro jeho rodiče. Narodil se v Kalifornii, ale během dětství a dospívání žil všudemožně – v Americe, 3 roky ve Francii a taky v Itálii. To vše díky tomu, že byl jeho otec voják z povolání. Většinu svého...more
SJH (A Dream of Books)
I’ve never read anything by Michael Grant before but I’ve read so many stellar reviews of his books that I thought it was about time I tried one for myself. BZRK is published by Egmont’s new YA imprint Electric Monkey and is unique because prior to the book’s publication, a six-month long interactive transmedia prequel was launched online, incorporating social media, web sites, blogs, video games and many other mobile devices to develop people’s interest in the characters and the story before ac...more
Mike
I'm... a little on the fence about this one. People warned me that this wasn't very good compared to Gone, but I didn't really consider it for a second. I've read more of Grant's stuff than just Gone - I've also read Eve and Adam, Animorphs, and I'm working on Remnants. (For comparison, most Gone fans have never heard of Remnants and think that K.A. Applegate wrote Animorphs alone.) He's never disappointed me yet. But while this wasn't a bad book, it wasn't quite on-par with what I'm used to fro...more
Matt
[This review assumes you've read the book. If you haven't, you probably shouldn't read it. Or do.]

I'm starting to wonder if I have the same condition Victor has, and am unable to experience pleasure. Because despite the fact that this book has everything (or what is generally considered everything - cars, money, explosions, government conspiracy, politics, and evil deformed twin creatures) for some reason, I can't push it over to 4-5 star territory.

My issues with this:

Character motivation/develo...more
Stephanie
In Michael Grant’s BZRK, there’s a war taking place. A war at both the macro and nano levels.

In my house, whenever a Michael Grant book arrives, a similar war takes place. The battle to be the first to read it. Unfortunately, my fiance is larger than I am, and has rather a smaller to-read pile, so his supremacy in this area is unsurpassed.

For a book to appeal to my fiance, it has to be a prototypical boy book: so fast paced you’ll get papercuts from turning the pages, filled with gore and violen...more
David Holec
3,5 hvězdy! Včera večer začal, dneska večer skončil. Super námět, to se nedá popřít. Ať chci, nebo ne, nemůžu knize upřít fakt, že mě začala brát až někdy ve čtvrtině. Do té doby jsem byl zmatený jak lesní včela. 3,5 je ale nadprůměrné hodnocení, což si BZRK rozhodně zaslouží.
Figgy
I very rarely DNF a book, and it really pains me to do this, but I just couldn't get into this book.

I bought the two books available in this series, thinking of them as a cheaper way to "test the waters" with Mister Grant's writing than buying the six books in the Gone series. At that stage I didn't know there was going to be a third one, and maybe more.

I had been eyeing off the Gone series for YEARS, telling myself that one day I would buy them, and sit down and read them. People love them, th...more
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