What if it could be used against you and the ones you love?
Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation’s M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.
Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loves most was ...more
It has a wicked, wicked cliff hanger ending. I highly recommend having Corruption on hand. Though I don't have it. Not even now. I'm just sobbing thinking about not having it when I freaking need it. I'm in a bad way, okay?
So I started the book and I wasn't overly impressed. The firs ...more
How is it shiny on the inside, Kat? You ask because you like things to make sense.
Cat scientists are only ma ...more
As most of you already know, I've been having the trashiest luck with books. DNFs and 1 stars left and right. But this brilliant, brilliant book totally swept me off my feet. I read this whenever I had the chance; in between classes, while on public transport and even during my Autumn Concert. If you haven't figured out already, I found Disruption to be insanely addicting.
Disruption is set in the future where all citizens must wear M-Bands. These M-Bands are ...more
I love when a book can not only pleasantly surprise me with how much I enjoyed it, but leave me hooked and begging for the second one.
This is my first Shirvington book and I can say with absolute certainty it will not be my last. Not only do I want book two now, but I can't wait to see what else she has written and to get my hands on them because I truly had that much fun with with Disruption.
I have a thing for authors who can think outside the box and come up with something totally ne ...more
Wow that one thrilling read! I love how this dystopian society was so obsessed with having relationships the one thing everyone cared about. Granted it's not far off from our reality, but I still enjoyed reading about it. Imagine w ...more
Before I sing its praises too much, there were a couple of things that bothered me, but they're relatively minor - a bit of repetition and some spelling mistakes. They weren't enough for me to give this lower than four stars.
It was an entertaining and engrossing story. Maggie was delightfully cold-blooded and I could understand her struggles and why she did what she did. Quentin was suitably magnetic. All th ...more
Where do I even start... this book is a SPECTACULAR read...
The blurb was pretty impressive and as soon as I read it, I knew I had to get started on this book like ASAP. So, how will I describe this book?
The setting of this book gives off vibes similar to the one in The Giver , the storyline is a bit similar to A Wrinkle in Time , where the former is pure children's fiction, the latter has a hate~to~love romance, that will leave you swooning.
Moving onto the characters... ...more
㋡ I don't know you, but that's really difficult for me to write a review for my 2 or 3 stars ratings. I mean, when I hate a book that's pretty fun, when I love a book I adore rambling, but when that's average *shrug* I have a hard time writing. Sorry about that.
Warning : I'm really hard on dystopias. Perhaps that's because I read a tons of them, and wonderful ones, but I have always huge expectations and my disappointment mirrors them.
Disruption isn't a bad book. No ...more
In Maggie Stevens’ present day world, M-Corp has introduced a wristband that each individual must wear. But it’s not until you turn 18, that your M-bands are equipped with the technology that allows you to rate every ...more
Actual rating: 3.5
Disruption transforms our world into one where people can find partners from a microchip on their wrist, changing the way we communicate and interact with each other.
I loved the world building and the concept of the new technology, which was explored in detail in Disruption. Phera-tech is the reigning technology, where everyone must wear M-Bands to show how they’d interact with each other. Friends, partners ...more
That said, once I did, I struggled to put the book down.
It’s the future… some form of it where everyone wears an M-Band. They’re mandatory and they pass information on to Mercer Corporation and the government about everything. They were a promise of an easier life, but ...more
What I loved:
1) This book is fast paced and had me reading quickly from stat to finish. I'm not a huge fan of government controlled dystopian these days, but I could definitely see our society getting addicted to the M-Band. And our world has definitely faced horrors like those Maggie discovers.
2) I'm always a fan of the hate to love romance. Maggie would co ...more
Meet Maggie Stevens. When her father is flagged as a neg (som ...more
This YA novel has an unlikable headstrong main character, she's so obnoxious and selfish and gets her way all the time no matter who's life she ruins in the way _which is why I like this novel tbh _ 🙊🤭
The author didn't try to make me fall in love with her mc, and I liked that, and I like that the dystopian element has to do with technological advancement, it was shady and I was her for it. ...more
This book kept me up until 2 in the morning. TWO IN THE MORNING. I was absolutely useless the next day - the combination of lack of sleep and trying to recover from the sheer awesome that is this book was almost too much for me to bear.
An original, exciting science fiction thriller, Disruption is the first book in a new duology that explores the devastating effects of over-reliance on technology. In this case it's M-Bands, which are worn around the wrist and control your health and your wealth,...more
*Cue freak out session.*
THANK YOU LORD SHIRVINGTON FOR CREATING THIS NEW BOOK/SERIES. SOOOOOOO MUCH. THANKS.
But be warned.
I expect this to be good as all your other books. Maybe even better, if it's possible.
Not that it's a problem, of course.
Just putting it out there.
This book, at first may have been a tad disappointing. A tiny bit. Just a tad! Trust me, Maggie seemed cool, past history seemed cool even the somewhat unstable M ...more
Longer review to come when I'm not drowning at work :'( ...more
I’ve been in a Aussie YA phase the past couple of weeks, so when I came across Disruption and Corruption by Jessica Shirvington, an Australian author, I didn’t hesitate to borrow them and dive right into them. These books aren’t my typical kinds of reads, but they were entertaining in every way and I had no trouble sinking myself into the story.
What made both Disruption and Corruption work well for me was all the character growth. In the beginning, particularly in the first book, ...more
Very interesting premise! I haven't read a dystopian in a while but I really enjoyed this one. Maggie was a kick-ass main character and I loved her wit. I also really liked how her relationship with Quentin developed.
Excited to read the next one! ...more
'"Ditch the driver and meet me back here at nine and..." I gave him a look up and down, settling on his shoes."...wear appropriate shoes."This book is totally badass in every way possible.
"What are appropriate shoes?" he asked, standing.
"Shoes you can run for your life in," Gus answered helpfully. Then added, unnecessarily, "Welcome to the Maggie-verse."'
Spotting the book on the library shelf, I feel in love with its shiny gold cover (plus Jessica Shirvington is an amazing author, so it was an i ...more
Gus really should’ve been an actor, or an underwear designer. He covered his ass like no one. @28%
My E ...more
Very good, very good! Disruption hooked me right away. This story takes place in a dystopian/sci-fi world where social rating is everything. Everyone wears an M-Band that displays their social love compatibility rating for you and anyone near you to see.
This book had so much I love about dystopian YA:
*Protagonist that is hard to like, check!
*Cruel dystopian society, check!
*Action and adventure, check!
*MC that is fighting for something bigger than herself, check!
*Tough female protagonist who ...more
And, for the most part, good things were what I got from this story! I absolutely loved the concept of this book- it completely hooked me, leaving me aching for more!
To briefly synopsize this story, it revolves around a girl named Maggie, who lives in a society where it has become mandatory to get an M ...more
Re-read: March 19, 2017
I first read Disruption by Jessica Shirvington at the end of 2016 and loved it. I got a little burnt out on dystopian fiction a few years ago, but something about this premise made me want to pick it up. In this world, smartphone technology evolves into something called M-Bands, bracelets that promised to make like easier but have instead begun to control it. Some of its functions will sound familiar - it can monitor your heart rate, allow you t ...more
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An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met ...more