By: Melanie | April 4, 2014 | (31) Comments

Blog Tour: Disruption

Blog Tour: DisruptionDisruption by Jessica Shirvington
Series: Disruption, #1
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, YA
Pages: 400
Source: For tour, Received in exchange for review
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What if a microchip could identify your perfect match?
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 taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it.

Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer – heir to the M-Corp empire – has become key to Maggie’s plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin’s involvement destroy everything she’s fought for?

In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.

Thank you to the lovely people at HaperCollins Australia for organsing this tour!

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 designed to make everyone’s life easier–they even help identify your perfect match by giving a rating of how well you will go together. However if you get more than 3 negative interactions a month, you will be taken away from society to be questioned and rehabilitated. Being rated negatively means that you’ll do something terribly bad in the near future. In Jessica Shirvington’s world, she calls them “Negs”. Then enter Maggie Stevens, a girl whose father got taken away from her when he suddenly started getting negative interactions all the time. After a long period of planning, Maggie is now prepared to go and find her father. However the key to her sucess lies with Quentin Mercer–heir to the M-Corp Empire.

I absolutely loved Maggie. Her situation is really tough as she has a father who was taken away from her and a mother who is working night shifts to pay back the debts that Maggie’s father left her with. Maggie’s brother doesn’t even want anything to do with them. For a tough situation, Maggie deals with it realistically. She’s not huddled up in a corner sobbing or night, what she is determined to do,  she will do to the best of her ability. She’ll fall and trip and take wrong turns, but her determination and passion for her goals is what pulls through. That’s not all. Maggie is also very witty and has the best comebacks, I find myself grinning ear to ear. I am already missing her. (Can Corruption come out now?)

Disruption also excels with the relationships. I loved the family dynamic, though it was not a strong focus. However the relationship between Gus and Maggie was. Gus is a bit like Maggie’s helper. He helps her on her missions and finds contacts for information that can help Maggie achieve her goal to save her father. However, Gus only does it because Maggie blackmails him. Their arguments are always highly entertaining but it is clear to us readers that they have grown emotions–PLATONIC EMOTIONS–for each other and always have each other’s backs no matter what they claim to say.

The romance is a pretty big focus in Disruption. While I could have done with less focus and less angst, it was sweet. It started off with a reluctant partership after Maggie manipulated Quentin’s view and fooled him into believing that he was a Neg. Soon it grew into a very sweet and squeal-y romance that I adored.

A book brimming with gorgeous writing, a witty female lead, strong world building and fantastic relationships–platonic and romantic, I highly recommend people to read Disruption. While I’d say that I loved Between the Lives better, this one comes as a close second.

~Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy!~

4 Stars

About Jessica Shirvington

Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, and stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES. An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for FOXTEL and Sky News. Married for twleve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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31 Responses to Blog Tour: Disruption

  1. Hallelujah!! You finally found a book you like. I was getting nervous, lol. And a book that was addicting. Amazing. I haven’t even heard of this one before but I can see why it’s so good.
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  2. Glad you finally found a book you liked! Took me a while too but now I have read three 4/5 star books in a row! :p This one sounds good too, I’m adding it to my shelves. Great review!
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  3. Ebony Ellis says:

    Thank you for posting this great review! Having the first of The Violet Eden Chapters as well as Between the Lives on my TBR list since they were first published, I went ahead and added Disruption as well when I heard about it. I wasn’t in any rush to read it. However, browsing the (usually) lousing selection of books at my local Kmart, I was surprised to see the beautifully shiny cover of Disruption staring me in the face…it was the 27th of March, so I was surprised to see it on the shelves early. It was also only $12. Of course I had to pick it up. Now, after seeing your review and a few others (and also RSVP-ing to a Jessica Shirvington event later this month), I can’t wait to read Disruption! The concept sounds super awesome and just ugh…I need to read it already!
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  4. It’s always a good sign when you find a book addictive! I really enjoyed Jess’s Between the Lives, so I will have to give this a go, too!
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  5. Big yes to you Mel! Finally, a book you really enjoyed, it must be fantastic then, especially after such bad experiences with others. I might just have to pay more attention to this book and consider it now. Fantastic review, none spoilery and I’m just so happy for you! 😀
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  6. Kelly says:

    This one sounds absolutely brilliant and loving how much buzz there is going around about how good it is. Brilliant review Mel, probably one of the best I’ve seen so far. I’m hoping to pick up a copy this weekend.
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  7. Tanja says:

    You have no idea how happy I’m that this book got you out of your reading slump. I haven’t heard of it but it sounds really intriguing :)I mean a beautiful writing and smart female leader is all I need. Great review, Mel 🙂
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  8. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy! Good thing this book came your way, at least now you’re luck in books is better. Goodbye reading slump! Btw, the GR link goes to another book.
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  9. You sold me at “witty female lead”. YES PLEASE. Weirdly enough, I’ve read a few 2-star reviews for this….buuuut this has completely sold me. I love those futuristic stories. Is it sci-fi or dystopian, though, do you know? Gah, it’s confusing sometimes!
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    • Melanie says:

      2 star reviews?! I am biased as I say this BUT DON’T LISTEN TO THEM. This is a sci-fi. I read a review by a fellow bloggy friend who went to her book signing and Jess mentioned that it wasn’t dystopian.

  10. I’m more than halfway through it now. A bit slow to start with but now I’m LOVING IT. Glad you did too 🙂
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  11. Ooh I didn’t know that Jessica was coming out with a new series! Maggie sounds like a fantastic character, I feel like we need more protagonists who are strong willed and will just do whatever they need to do to get the job done. Glad you liked this one, Mellybean! <33
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  12. Zoe N. says:

    YEAH! So glad you found a read that clicked with you Mel! I know you haven’t been having the best luck with finding a book that works for you recently, but I’m so glad you liked this! Definitely going to have to check this one out though…I love the sound of the protagonist and the characterization!

    Thanks for sharing, and, as always, brilliant review! <3
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  13. Seeee! I told you karma will come soon! >:D< I read about this awesome book in Joy's review (she also gave it praising stars!) and now I'm more curious. I haven't had much luck with dystopias lately as many of them have been huuuuge let downs, so I'm excited to finally see something that could potentially blow my breath away! Great great review! I'm so looking forward to this one.
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    • Melanie says:

      Hehe! Moral of story: Faye is always right 😛 This one isn’t a dystopian (the author said herself) and it didn’t feel very dystopian-y either but it is sci-fi and the structure of the politics and such were well created and described. >.<

  14. Yayyyyy!! Oh Melanie, I’m so happy to see you FINALLY had good luck with a good! That must be very discouraging when you can’t seem to connect with a book. Yay for this one!! 🙂 Lovely review, sweets!
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  15. Yay that you’ve finally found an awesome read! I’m glad this is one step closer to pulling you out of your book slump! I have this to pick up after my current read and it looks amazing. I’m glad there’s a big focus on family and will be aware about the romance! Plus Jessica Shirvington is a fantastic author.
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  16. WOOHOO! Yay, so glad you finally found a book you like Mel! I loved this book as well, and really enjoyed the relationship between Maggie and Gus the most. Maggie is soooo kickass! Wonderful review lovely xx
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  17. Alise says:

    Loving the sound of this one. I actually wasn’t going to read it but now I’m definitely interested, and the sound of a good book to break me out of my two star slump would be great. The characters and all the relationships they share together really do sound enjoyable.
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  19. Lily B says:

    I feel yea, tough being in a reading slump every book seems to go bad for you even if it’s a book that people like
    I never heard of this one!
    but wow does that sound like fun, love novels set in a futuristic environment.
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  20. So happy that you read something that you felt wonderful and excited about! It sounds like Maggie has a strong personality. I haven’t read anything by Shirvington as of yet and I hope that the book will be released in N. America soon.
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