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Emily just wanted a normal life: a boyfriend, college, two parents who loved her. Instead, her dad disappeared when she was fourteen and her life at college is anything but ordinary.

When you can manipulate matter like putty and you have no idea why, how do you pretend to be like everyone else? What happens when you meet a guy who has the same powers? Do you trust him to he
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published April 19th 2013 by Evernight Teen (first published April 12th 2013)
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Brigita
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
A wonderfully suspenseful YA novel that tackles not only such topics as special skills, bio engineering, and abuse of science, but also themes close to any reader, adult or young adult, like themes of family, friendship, love, belonging.

This novel is easy to read in one sitting as it pulls you in from the first pages and doesn’t let go to the very last surprise in the Epilogue. The relationship between the two main characters, Emily and Jax, is marvellously dynamic and evolving. Their relationsh
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Madison ♡
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: proreview
It's been a long time since I've read a book in one sitting. Honestly, this is the only book I can think of that I read in one sitting. Awesome book. I mean sure, it's only about 200 pages, but I still read it in one sitting.

Okay! So let's start with over-all impressions.
1.) Awesome book!
2.) I've never actually read a book where the main character can manipulate matter, so that was a fun, new plot to discover.
3.) Holy shuck Jax marry me.

Disintegrate starts of with our main character Emily outs
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Liz at Fictional Candy
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: super-power
Disintegrate is the story of Emily, and her life after she meets Jax. Emily is a bit different from most teens. For one, she’s in college and she’s only seventeen. Oh, and two, she has special abilities. Yep. She can warp physical matter. Pretty cool, right? It’s actually pretty neat, watching her as she warps something, and then swipes her hand back over it to bring it to its original state. And as the story goes on, her powers grow. I really enjoyed watching her evolve into something a little ...more
Marcus Damanda
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
DISINTEGRATE, by Christine Klocek-Lim, is a young adult sci-fi thriller, rife with dramatic punch, dashed with mad scientist furor, then stirred up in a crockpot of government conspiracy—with a dose of superhero origin story thrown in, too. And then there’s the romance.
Emily and Jax are a couple college kids who are, in different ways, running from their past before the action even starts. Emily knows she is exceptional but she doesn’t know why. Her father is gone—or dead—and her mother is lost
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Medeia Sharif
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Emily meets Jax, there seems to be an instant attraction. This is just the beginning of an adventure heavy on romance and danger. Emily is hoping she’s going to have a normal existence as a seventeen-year-old in college, but that’s not what life has in store for her.

Emily has the ability to change matter. Jax also has super powers. Although it’s a secret from many, there are others who know about this. The two of them, along with their parents, have been involved with scientific experiment
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Matt
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Disintegrate is a thoughtful, sensitive YA book that will appeal to any teenager who's going through those growing pains that we've all felt. Loneliness. Relationship anxiety. Attracting attention from faceless enemies that want to use you as a lab rat. You know, the usual.

I loved Disintegrate! It's written with a quiet, subtle voice that pulls you in. From the first page, you feel like Emily is a friend you've known for years, with a secret that she's only just begun to confide in you. Her abil
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Shawna
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I see a lot of potential in this story. However it is in desperate need of an editor. I spent a lot of time being confused. Things felt so disjointed, one minute they're at his grandfather's, the next she's back in her dorm room. Which would be ok, as long as it was better explained why the sudden transition. Or even if it only occurred once, but the chapter transitions don't flow. The writting seems very surface like.

The book did suck me in at first, and the story certainly has a lot of potent
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Jezebel Jorge
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disintegrate is a fast paced and well plotted story that any avid YA reader is sure to enjoy. Emily is different with her unique powers, yet so different as to yank you out of the story into the unbelievable. Jax is a lot more like Emily than she first realizes. Together, they set out to learn the whys of their paranormal gift and how to embrace the thing that sets them apart from just about everyone else.

This would make a great summer time read of a girl just graduating from high school and enj
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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
A mix between X-Men and the move Push (starring Dakota Fanning), Disintegrate takes us on a journey of two young adult who have mysterious powers. Where these unique powers come from and the unexplained death of their parents is just part of the strange adventure these two face in the coming days.

This was a decent plot with one twist that I was not expecting. There were a few times it was a bit cheesy but not enough to really annoy me. A pretty fast read, I think this would be a book enjoyed by
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Jenny
May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
This must have been an unedited advanced copy because, close to the end of the novel, the author accidentally switches one of the character's names for a few pages. Also, the story jumps a couple of times with no explanation and there are many glaring grammatical errors throughout the book. Aside from that, the story is fairly good and it moves quickly. It would be a good read for a younger teenager, who probably wouldn't notice the inconsistencies in the storyline. ...more
Crystal
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full of action and non stop suspense, Disintegrate was an intense read.

This short read kept me entertained and left me wanting to read more. The only thing I found confusing was toward the end of the book, Jaxs' name became Jasper and then went back to Jax. Overall, I really liked this book and I recommend it to those who like a sci-fi/dystopian type of book.
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Giniro
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was lacking a bit... some explanation and some bumps in the plot. i liked the idea and the descriptions of her powers, but they didn't use them that much at all........... which made teh book kind of boring. the same events kept happening
1. sneak out of some place
2. call roommate
3. some type of vehicle.....

and a lot of passing out.. goodness!.....
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Savina
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Some things were to be expected. How some of the plot went seemed to be a bit predictable but not enough to completely ruin the whole book. The ending seemed to leave a bit of a question in my mind as to if there is a sequel or if the author is just planning on leaving it up to the reader's imagination. ...more
Kami
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this was interesting concept. The characters were a little flat for me at times. I wasn't immediately drawn into their lives and dramas. Sometimes the emotional connections felt rushed. The story was fast paced and well written. I thought it was pretty good but at times I wanted more from it. I am an X-men fan so I liked it for that reason. Very Kitty Pryde or the Tomorrow People. ...more
Emily
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Just finished another great read! It was well written and I couldn't put it down! And even though there was only 2 mistakes in the whole book, it did not take anything away from the story. I'm convinced nobody will even notice because they will be too wrapped up in what is going on! Love it! Another great find thru first-reads. ...more
Abby Farr
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was an interesting concept. It was an easy beach read. Parts felt rushed, like the romantic storyline and the climax, but it was an enjoyable read. (I won the book from Goodreads FirstReads)
Lucille
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very good plot, written for the young adult and the young at heart.
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