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Crash

(Twinmaker #2)

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3.58  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  60 reviews
The Matrix meets the Uglies series in this science fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy by Sean Williams.

Where is Q?

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Cl
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Paperback, Australian Edition, 370 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Allen&Unwin
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Q. is missing, dupes are running loose, and d-mat is down. How are they going to solve that little crisis? Is the end of d-mat a good thing or a bad thing? And will Clair ever get her best friend back?


This was an enjoyable story and it had some good twists, but it was difficult to follow in places.

Clair made some good decisions and some bad decisions in this book. At times s
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Kristy (Book Nerd Reviews)
This review contains spoilers for the previous book.

Where is Q? This is the question that I have been asking ever since I finished reading Jump (otherwise known as Twinmaker). I had so many feelings at the end of Jump, but ultimately it boiled down Q – where is she, what is she, and will she help or destroy the world? Well… you will need to read Crash to see if this question is answered :)

The events at the end of Jump left the world, and Clair, in a spin. The world in in turmoil: d-mat is broken
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Angela Blount
Apr 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Originally reviewed for Young Adult Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti...

"A body is just a body. It's what's inside that counts."

I regret that I read this, the second book in the series, without ever reading the first book. I found the continued story difficult to follow. It seems unfair to judge it on its own merits when it apparently wasn't meant to be read as a stand-alone, but I’ll do the best I can.

Crashland is a sci-fi fantasy, set in the indeterminate future where tech
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Angel Kleist
Personal Response: I really enjoyed this book, but I believe that it could have been slowed down a bit. The book was very fast paced, and I like fast paced books, but it was too fast. It was hard to keep track of everything that was going on because it was so fast.

Plot: Q had just helped Clair shut down the Dmat, but now all kinds of people are dying and the dupes are endlessly coming out. Clair has a few peacekeepers trying to protect her, but the dupes always end up knowing where she is. She
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Tarran
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book. Crash is due out November 2014

We pick up basically straight off the where the first book left off. Claire and Jesse are on the run still and they have picked up a couple of PK's (Peace Keepers) as companions. Being hailed as the "Girl Who Broke D-Mat" is racking Claire as she wants it fixed. People are stranded around the world, they can't get to hospitals or they are trapped in unusual places. Claire's friends are not talking to her and there are different groups
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Shelley
**I received this book for free from Balzer + Bray/Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* YA, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.0

*Full Review to Follow*

Action packed. Filled with Mysteries. Not last book in series with THAT cliffhanger ending!


*Recvd 05/29/2014 via Edelweiss* Published: November 4th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Nadhilla Melia
An interesting read, but I have such a difficult time following the plot and the character's motivations. I have no idea what's going on and it's so frustrating because otherwise, this could be a pretty good book. The author needs to be clearer on what the heck is going on and stop speaking in metaphors and sci-fi terms.
Melinda
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not the ending to this book that I was expecting! I'm super interested to see where it goes in the next book. Before knowing that there was a book after this, I was devastated at the end when everyone ended up dead, and almost ended up in tears. I'm excited to see what happens and how this all gets fixed.
Marla
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book two to a wonderful sci-fi trilogy.
Ellen Koonce
It became a reading like the author couldn't figure out where to go, so was rambling many times. I enjoyed the first book, but struggled with this sequel.
Sheila gullick
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely trilling
Rebecca :)
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good but not as good as the first one.
K. C.
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome second book to TwinMakers. Check it out.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
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This book was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

The Twinmaker series is a intricate science fiction future, with a rebellion against technology and a strong social message. Crash begins moments after Jump, with Clair now in the custody of the Peacekeepers and the world is in turmoil. Clair is beginning to realise the full extent of her actions, and sees the need to make rational decisions, the fate of the world may just depend on what path Cla
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Tsana Dolichva
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crash by Sean Williams is the sequel to Jump, which I read a year and a half ago. The long gap between reading was a bit annoying because the events of book one had become a bit of a hazy memory. While I remembered the key characters, some of the details had become rather vague. However, I didn't find this an impediment to getting back into the story. There wasn't a huge amount of recapping, but there was enough to know what was going on. I'm pretty sure this review will contain spoilers for the ...more
Kathryn
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as action-packed as its predecessor Crash (published outside of Australia as Crashland,) opens directly where the events of Jump (or Twinmaker) left off. Clair has betrayed her friend Q (an AI with some very humanlike qualities,) and the D-Mat network (a teleportation operation system, similar to what was used on Star Trek) is broken, leaving many people around the world stranded. A number of groups with conflicting philosophies want to work with Clair, and the peacekeepers want to use her ...more
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Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it



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Crashland is a fantastic tale that raises philosophical questions about right and wrong, and what is humane. - Abooktopia

Where is Q? What is she? And most importantly, where does she stand? That’s what everyone wants to know. A question, that Clair does not have an answer to. D-mat is broken, and society does not know how to survive without it. Unable to leave or travel, people are unable to access hospitals halfway across the world. The world is in turmoil, and it’
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Ema
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank goodness for technology--I finished Twinmaker and had Crashland on my kindle within five minutes. These books are addictive.

While I knew I had to read this, I was skeptical going into Crashland. I thought that Twinmaker could easily have been a stand alone book and been tied up quite simply. So often, trilogies geared towards young adults have very strong leads and very lucklaster sequels. However, Crashland kept me tense and on the edge of my seat the whole way through.

The world Williams
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Molly
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Huge thank you to the publisher for letting me read an advanced copy of this. I'm writing this honest review to say thank you!

MY GOD THAT ENDING. Williams is EVIL with his endings. I need the next book NOW (which is pretty much how I felt at the end of Twinmaker.

So this book picks up where the first book left off and you are THROWN into the mix and the pace does NOT slow down at all. This is good because it makes you want to plow through the book and keeps you on the edge of your seat... but it
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Sherri
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This book #2 picks up after Clair shut down the world’s d-mat network, which was the world’s as people could transport (think Star Trek) anywhere at any time. Known as “the girl who killed d-mat,” Clair’s under scrutiny and doesn’t know who to trust. Her romance with Jesse is still complicated because she wants the world to return to its previous technologies, like d-mat, and Jesse wants to resume his life as an Abstainer (one who does not use d-mat as they believe it changes you). Now that ever ...more
Frank Chillura
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There are only 2 reasons why it would take me FIVE days to read a book that it would normally take me 2 to 3 days to read: 1, I love the book so much that I want to savor every second of it, or 2, it is so confusing and boring that I fall asleep every time I pick it up. I am sorry Mr. Williams, but your book was of great use in catching up on my sleep. I feel awful in ever saying that a book is bad, because
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Emily Craven
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a massive fan of the Twinmaker series and when I first got my hands on a copy of this book (ARC) I immediately cancelled all plans to dive straight into it.

Crash is a bit of a slower start than the first book in the series, with quite a frustrating sequence of chases in the initial half. But then the truly unseen whopper of an ending hit me like a tidal wave in the chest and had me scrambling for breath by the end.

The end was completely unexpected and it is when you reach this final third
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Emily Craven
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a massive fan of the Twinmaker series and when I first got my hands on a copy of this book (ARC) I immediately cancelled all plans to dive straight into it.

Crash is a bit of a slower start than the first book in the series, with quite a frustrating sequence of chases in the initial half. But then the truly unseen whopper of an ending hit me like a tidal wave in the chest and had me scrambling for breath by the end.

The end was completely unexpected and it is when you reach this final third
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Once
A TwinMaker Novel, Crashland is book 2 in the series. Unfortunately, I did not read book one of the series, so I was a little lost in the beginning, but I soon caught on to the main storyline of the story. I must say that when a book reads at a slow pace for me, I usually stop, due to my reading schedule and start the next one in line. But a little voice told me to push forward and see what Q, Clair, and Jesse have to offer. They did not disappoint There are some touches of romance here in there ...more
Jinx
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After loving reading 'Twinmaker'/ 'Jump', the first book in the trilogy, I've been hanging out for the next book in the instalment. In this book, the world of 'Jump' is changed and is overrun by duplicates. Again I enjoyed the ideas. Perhaps at the beginning it was a bit more technical, however later on we got to see more of the characters, their interactions, their development - and the competing factions with their different ideas about d-mat. Is technology like d-mat bad, or good, or neither? ...more
Jade - Louise
This review may be short.

I love a book where the author isn't afraid to kill off main characters, and boy did Sean Williams deliver. It's fair to say that i like the characters that Williams had killed but none the less, it kept the plot interesting. I'm not going to spoil anything in this but the ending was phenomenal, it was definitely something i would never have expected to happen.

I really loved this series, it was very Doctor whoesque and being the massive Doctor Who nerd that i am, it mad
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Ashley
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of Crashland.

I cannot even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book. The writing was fast-paced and the story line was complicated without being over my head. It was just complicated enough to leave me guessing and to keep me intrigued. I loved all the twists and unexpected events scattered throughout Crashland.

Clair has really grown on me. She is a great heroine and I love how real she seems. She cries, she bleeds, she questions herself and she definitely has that
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Courtney
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kristin, Digby, Jordan
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Ann Valdez
Crashland is the sequel to TWINMAKER, and is quite confusing when read without having read TWINMAKER first. It starts slowly, and it took a while before the characters were developed enough to grab my attention.

Even though Claire and Jesse have different philosophies they are in a developing relationship. The d-mat network is down and the world is in a catastrophic situation with duplicates causing all kinds of problems. Claire seems to hold the key but she wants to be in touch with Q, an AI wh
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Hwango
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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#1 New York Times bestselling Sean Williams lives with his family in Adelaide, South Australia. He’s written some books--forty-two at last count--including the Philip K. Dick-nominated Saturn Returns, several Star Wars novels and the Troubletwister series with Garth Nix. Twinmaker is a YA SF series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level. You can find some relat ...more

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