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Even in space, love has boundaries

If all the Underworld has to offer is dodging junk and digging within filthy sewers then life is fast approaching a worthless state for Zachary, a 16-year old scavenger. Except one day, he discovers the imagery of a girl from Overworld that pulls his desire in wanting to know why she sounds so sad with her lavish lifestyle.

Zachary will sei
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Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published January 26th 2013 by eBookPartnership.com
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Imran Siddiq
Jan 27, 2013 Imran Siddiq rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The novel is a YA Science Fiction with Romance aimed at readers 12+.
It will also appeal to adults as well due to the issues of fighting prejudice between the poor and the rich, protesters wanting change, corrupt governments and a secret that has been hidden from many.

Although the main character is 16-years old, he has to mature in terms of surviving because of a broken family, and will find that his scavenger skills will be tested when his world is threatened. There are twists in the novel. Ther
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Naveen Thakur
Sci-Fi, Romance, Adventure. WHat else do you need in a novel.
WIll definitely read it :)
Lindy
Disconnect had a lot of concepts, characters, action, and events, that came together to create a very complex and unique story. If you are an aficionado of science-fiction, you will enjoy reading Disconnect. This story was the opposite of "chick-lit," and I think that it would be enjoyed more by reader's of "man-lit," if that makes sense. I decided to read Disconnect to try something new from what I typically read, and get out of my comfort zone. I was glad that I tried something new! Overall, I ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Disconnect is a great book. I have to say that this is not my normal reading genre but I decided to step out the box and read it because I loved the cover. I am so glad I decided to think out side the box and read this because it had some very intriguing ideas and two worlds that collided that made things complicated. I love when authors can pull of the creating two worlds and having two sets of rules and then meshing them slowly into one another. It is a breath of fresh air for a reader to expe ...more
Sammy Smith
May contain a few spoilers

Over the last two evenings I read Disconnect in two sittings. Imran's writing style is incredibly easy to read, and his story moves along at a fast (yet easy to follow) pace.
I enjoyed the harsh differences between the Underworld and the Overworld, and the added love story was a nice touch.
The book is aimed at a YA audience, but for me in places it felt more MG than YA. I wasn't emotionally involved with Zachery and the obliteration of the Underworld and a huge proporti
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Sarah
(This review may contain spoilers).

Having been informed by the author that this book was available to read for free on Goodreads, I decided to give it a chance and have just finished reading the whole thing.

I've read books about civilisations living on ships before. I've also read books where there are two or more classes exist in the same area, with one much higher than the other. But even though both of those ideas have been done before, I found this book unique and well-written enough to hold
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Gordon Kenz
Book review: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

This is a fast and thrilling read once you get settled into the planetary time zone. Some of the initial parts of the book bear comparison with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road given that two of the principle characters are a father and son surviving in a future poverty-stricken underworld. Thankfully this novel has several more dimensions to it.

The original setting is a planet with a two-class structure. The wealthy live on the surface in a lovely environment a
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Heather
Grade: B

Thematic Breakdown:
30% - Post-apocalypse
20% - Friendship
20% - Social classes
10% - Family
10% - Politics
10% - Robots

Addictiveness: High
Movie Potential: 2 Thumbs Up
Re-readability: Medium


This book nearly caused me to miss my subway stop on multiple occasions due to a very fast-paced storyline and lots of intense plot twists. However, the author suffered from trying to include too much in the book. The relationships between various characters needed more development to be believable or to mer
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Beth
This was a very solid YA novel with some surprising twists. Siddaq does a great job of setting up the next book in the series while still providing closure for the main conflict in this novel. He also gives the answers to the main questions he presents in the story, so the reader isn't left feeling frustrated by a bunch of unresolved mysteries at the end of the novel. This technique seems to be a lost artform in science fiction and fantasy novels, so I was extremely pleased that Siddaq pulled th ...more
Imran Siddiq
Feb 01, 2013 Imran Siddiq rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
The novel is a YA Science Fiction with Romance aimed at readers 12+.
It will also appeal to adults as well due to the issues of fighting prejudice between the poor and the rich, protesters wanting change, corrupt governments and a secret that has been hidden from many.

Although the main character is 16-years old, he has to mature in terms of surviving because of a broken family, and will find that his scavenger skills will be tested when his world is threatened. There are twists in the novel. Ther
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Lindie
What a pleasant surprise this was!

Zachary Conner lives in Underworld with his dad and Patch, a semi functional android welded to the wall. He spends his days rummaging through the trash that drops from Overworld, trying to find salvageable items for sale so that he can put food on the table that isn’t contaminated and funny smelling. His life is dreary, and he mistrusts most people. Until he finds an intact communication device while scavenging one day. Finding one in working condition is practi
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Sadrina
I have to admit,Disconnect is not what I expected, and I loved that. It was very detailed, and has an addictive touch to it. Although there are times that the science bits got a bit too advance-leveled sci-fi for me, I did get what the author was trying to convey (at least I hope I did).

Zachary, although not the most reliable hero around, really found a spot in my favorite heroes list. Initially, he was just living because he has to, going through the same routine each day. All that changed, rat
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Marni
The author had provided me a copy of Disconnect for review, but instead I got a copy from B&N free and read from there.


This book is from two of my favorite genres, science fiction and dystopia, and I was eager to read it. Like many science fiction novels, there's a lot of info given in a short amount of time to get the story moving. Unfortunately, there was so much involved in this one that I had a hard time envisioning the worlds that were described and in turn had a hard time keeping up wi
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Ellen
I found Disconnect to be a bit of a love hate relationship. In many ways it's an awesome book and then in others it just had me exhausted.

The world building is one of those categories. Zachary lives in a world divided into two classes: overworld and underworld. Typically, overworlders are privileged and underworld's are basically the middle man doing all the dirty jobs. This aspect reminded me of Mystic City by Theo Lawrence, the way the city is divided.

Zachary also sometimes read to be a bit yo
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pinkthecolour
A fast-paced, solid, YA science-fiction novel - a gem to find! With an original concept that quickly grabbed my attention, i had to download it and start reading asap.

The first half of the book contains a lot of descriptive world building, which i really enjoyed. We're introduced to an interesting new dystopian setting which was fun to explore.

The second half was super fast paced and action packed, which was aweeesommee! I couldn't put my kindle down. There were so many twists and turns, it was
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Paperback Princess
Mar 24, 2013 Paperback Princess rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Paperback Princess by: Tour
Shelves: tour, reviewed, dac
This review was originally posted at Paperback Princess.

Zachary Connor is a 16 year old Scavenger from the Underworld, he seeks out anything worth it through the rubbish that lands in his world from the Overworld. Life changes for Zachary when he finds a working Intercom that had photos and video diary entries of a girl from the Overworld, Rosa Kade. When a coincidental meeting between the two takes place, both became interested and infatuated with the other and Rosa makes a bold move and contac
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Michael
Mar 23, 2013 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael by: A group on Facebook
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Wendy
When I read the outline of "Disconnect" on Amazon I thought the story looked interesting so I obtained a copy. Set in 2034 Zachary Connor survives as a salvager in the Wastelands of the Underworld. He and his father live a hopeless life granted by a corrupt, power-hungry government that uses but otherwise ignores the populace. After finding an Intercom and talking to Rosa Kade a girl from the Overworld who captures his interest, Zachary's life aboard the Galilei, a Research Base near Jupiter sud ...more
Jessica
Science Fiction has always held a special place in my heart. There's something about being transported to new worlds, places just within the grasp of our imaginations, that compels me to keep reading. When I read the synopsis for Disconnect I knew this was a book I'd want to read. The Overworld beckoned to me, and I answered.

What first struck me was how well Zachary's world is built. I was instantly sucked into the Underworld and everything that came along with it. Imagine living in the darkness
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Emily
Disconnect was a spectacular novel parred with beautiful, visual world-building, strong characters and fast-paced action that will have you hooked and hanging on till the end!

Set in a futuristic, dystopian setting, which is one of my favorite types of settings, pair it on with a controversially merciless and corrupt government, cool technology and scavengers scrambling in the Underworld and you've caught me.
The world Imran created was beautifully compelling, imagery so vivid that I could feel m
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J.A. Huss
First reviewed at New Adult Addiction

Disconnect is a compelling science fiction story that grabbed me right from the beginning. First of all, a bit about the genre. This is a true SF story – not a near-future Earth dystopian like so many SF books these days, not a SF-ish romance like The Lux Series—it is 100% SF. Which means, it’s not on Earth and the world is totally original. In fact, this story bordered on hard-SF. Not quite as hard as some adult novels, but it had a lot of details, especiall
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Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
This was an extreme action packed dystopia themed book that was fast paced and a blast to read. What's not to love when there's a futuristic, corrupt government lead by politicians who are willing to kill people they feel to be too poor or powerless.

Eventually all the poor and hopeless live in the Underworld. The Overworld is whee everyone else who is powerful and wealthy live together with fresh food, air, and water with enough food and supplies for everyone. It's three hundred years in the fu
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Pussey
I was so excited to finally be able to get my hands on this book . It found it's way to the top of my list with its quite unconventional storyline and perfectly executed cover.
And I have to say that this book was far from what I've expected
A dystopian novel set in space, androids, too advanced technology for my understanding ,love , hate ,sacrifice and boundaries all brought together delivering imran siddiq's debute novel disconnect from divided worlds trilogy.
I've never been a fan of space bo
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Pussey
I was so excited to finally be able to get my hands on this book . It found it's way to the top of my list with its quite unconventional storyline and perfectly executed cover.
And I have to say that this book was far from what I've expected
A dystopian novel set in space, androids, too advanced technology for my understanding ,love , hate ,sacrifice and boundaries all brought together delivering imran siddiq's debute novel disconnect from divided worlds trilogy.
I've never been a fan of space bo
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Sheryl
Mar 13, 2013 Sheryl rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA, SF, Adults
Recommended to Sheryl by: Author
Shelves: 2013_new2me
A quirky, sci-fi, dystopian, fun read from a perspective I enjoyed exploring.

The opening scene chapters had me understanding the main characters histories, explaining the disadvantage of living in a two-class citizenship in the dregs of a spaceship Galilei, on its way to colonize Europa one of Jupiter‘s moons. An enjoyable story, his main two characters have a very unique Romeo and Juliette type of relationship that had me re-reading the last few chapters thinking, “No way! I totally missed that
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ReadingToTheStarsAndBack
Full review (and Giveaway!) at my Blog: ReadingToTheStarsAndBack

Disconnect is a very fast paced book. In some parts it jumped quickly onto another scene. I had to read some passages a few times just so that I knew I hadn’t read to far head. (That wasn’t meant to rhyme.)

Androids also made an appearance! I love a good android, or even, a bad android. In the first few chapters, (i can’t remember exactly what one it was,) Zachery’s boss finds an android with human skin on the outside, which is illeg
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Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)
So, anyone who reads this blog knows that I am not a space fan. I really don't like books that center too much on space because it feels like there's too much alien and very bad connections with franchises I just don't like. So I tend to just keep to certain space books (although there is an exception to my rule but that's for another day).

But I am glad this book was very surprising in the way things turned out.

Zachary lives in the Underworld with his father where he spends his day rummaging t
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Adriane
I try to make myself step outside of my comfort zone every now and again. I find that I’m often surprised and find some pretty good books along the way. Disconnect was definitely outside of my comfort zone, and I went into it knowing that. But I really did like the book!

I will say that I found it a little hard to follow, like most futuristic books it had a language of its own, which doesn’t bother me. However, I think when this happens, the mark of a good author is how well all of this is explai
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Ashley Hill
Originally posted here for the Blog Tour: http://www.paranormalsisters.blogspot...

"Even in space, love has boundaries" A dystopian in space and innocent love forming between two people from two different life styles, worlds in a way, I just couldn't help signing up for this tour. After doing the cover reveal for it I was quite intrigued by the concept and the cover, so I couldn't wait for this book.

So diving in we are smacked right into the action and there is quite a lot of it throughout the
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Lucky
"Book review: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

This is a fast and thrilling read once you get settled into the planetary time zone. Some of the initial parts of the book bear comparison with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road given that two of the principle characters are a father and son surviving in a future poverty-stricken underworld. Thankfully this novel has several more dimensions to it.

The original setting is a planet with a two-class structure. The wealthy live on the surface in a lovely environment
...more
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