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Duology Book Review: Disruption and Corruption by Jessica Shrivington

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

disruption-duology.jpg (600×450)Title: Disruption and Corruption 
Author: Jessica Shrivington 
Source: From Publisher 
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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Book Summary from Goodreads:

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 loved 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. 

Book Review:

Disruption and Corruption were very exciting when I first heard about them as I don't often read much sci-fi, especially in YA so I jumped at the chance to read them. While I really enjoyed Disruption and Corruption, I can't can't help but feel that they remind of YA's past. 

Disruption and Corruption are YA that follow Maggie in a world where bands of the owner monitor the aspect and the compatibility of two individual people. The match predicts the matches of Quentin and Maggie and the story evolves from here...

Much of the plot of Disruption especially was quite new and I found it quite exciting and I remember binge reading it after a couple of days, however, when I picked up Corruption something was off. I found that I was no longer enjoying the story as I had before. It was no longer this fresh and interesting story and felt much like I had read it before, this could be partly to do with the fact that they were originally published in 2014 and I feel like this was clear when reading them. 

The books do often feel like they were part of this old YA period with lines like "I let out the breath I didn't know I was holding" which meant I had to put the book down and breathe myself for a while as this is books that I read anymore. 

This is by no means the book's fault and it is a very addicting series regardless of how familiar it feels as it is binge-worthy just because of the romance and if they will be canon or not. There are only two books so why wouldn't you?

The characters were very much a key reason about why I did enjoy this book as I really did enjoy Maggie as a character as she was very strong willed and it was nice to see a YA book that had a good family dynamic. I also really enjoyed Sam and is the basis of the best friend never got the girl.

Disruption and Corruption are also OzYA books and being one of the first of this that I read I would love to read more.  

The Verdict:

Disruption and Corruption are together a good duology that equally balances a great science fiction story with a great romance. 

Have you read Disruption or Corruption? Do you want to?

See you soon, 



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