Series: Disruption, #2
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date: November 1, 2014
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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How do you live with yourself when you’ve deceived the one you love?
How do you move on when the person you’ve been fighting to save betrays you?
Two years ago, Maggie Stevens began the hunt.
Four weeks ago, Maggie’s world fell apart, when she finally found what she’d been looking for. And when Quentin, who had blindly trusted her, unravelled her web of lies.
Now, Maggie lives in the dark. But she’s not about to stay there. Not when she still has to bring M-Corp down. Not when there is still a chance she could win him back.
In the exhilarating conclusion to Disruption, Maggie must do whatever it takes to show the world the truth. And the price for her quest?
If you have not read Disruption, then please only read the first and last paragraphs of this review.
I am a mess right now. Honestly, I have no idea where to begin because Corruption has my mind reeling. But let’s start off with this: I will read anything this woman writes. I’ve read pretty much every novel written by Jess Shirvington with the exception of Empower (the last book to the Violet Eden Chapters) and each book gets better than the next; I can see this author’s writing skills getting better and better with each book. And this latest series she’s just written? Totally swept me off my feet.
I’m going to tell you a story about a girl who lost her dad and had her world fall apart. And then I am going to tell you the story about the woman she became.
Maggie’s world came crashing down when the person she had always believed in and loved, betrayed her. Now, after being trapped in a dark room for weeks and weeks, she’s more than ready to fight back. Maggie Stevens has become a female protagonist that I’ve become to idolise. Sure, she’s a bitch at times, struggles to trust people, is always manipulating, but her inner strength, resourcefulness and witty remarks are what bring her on top. She isn’t your typical kick-ass protagonist and brings a wagon-full of flaws with her, but it’s hard not to love her for all her other qualities.
Corruption brings us constant heart-stopping action and an intense storyline. There wasn’t once where I didn’t feel like my hands were digging into the covers of the book, and yes, I finished this book in one sitting. Corruption, while is very much action-centered still explores all our characters more. We do get into finer details with Maggie’s character–and her struggle with trusting people–but also her relationships with her family, Quentin and good ole’ Gus. There’s so much more character development in here, and each page was well spent.
Romance-wise, Jess Shirvington doesn’t disappoint. Quentin and Maggie’s relationship is a very fragile one, and I absolutely loved watching them try to mend it and make it stronger. The romance for me was a little overpowering and over-done, admittedly (just like in Disruption), but I’m not complaining! These two are full of swoons.
Now, it’s time to talk about that terrible thing. ONLY, click the spoiler if you’ve read Corruption. View Spoiler »GUS. GUS GUS GUS MY GUS. I didn’t see this one coming at all, and my heart broke into so many tiny little pieces. I’ve always adored Gus and Maggie’s snarky dialogue and their relationship, and I couldn’t bear to see him go. I cried, there’s no point in denying it. *sniffles* Just a random note, I was not happy about Gus and Maggie kissing, and then making it seem like Gus had non-platonic feelings towards her. I got pretty pissed, because I love their relationship and that did taint it for a while there. « Hide Spoiler
Corruption was exactly the kind of conclusion I was looking for. Full of action, absolutely thrilling and characters you can root for, this is definitely a series that I will be recommending highly of for several years to come. I am curious to see what Jess Shirvington has brewing for her next book, and there’s no doubt that I will be reading whatever it is!
~Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy!~
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