Series: Disruption #2
Published by HarperCollins Australia on November 1, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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?
The smashing conclusion to the hit sci-fi series where relationships with others are dictated by M-band technology was exhilarating and action-packed.
Corruption picks up exactly where Disruption left off, without a recap of events or people. It all comes back quickly though, with Maggie’s kick ass attitude, her smarmy best friend Gus and the betrayed lover Quentin all making a quick comeback. These characters are all so vibrant and even though there were touches of a love triangle, I really enjoyed how they relied on each other, despite having differing opinions and concerns.
We were one another’s true match, and the science behind the tech proved that true matches were fiercely possessive and protective of one another. My actions proved this as much as his.
I was actually quite surprised with how the start of the book seemed to resolve too quickly, which was a little hard to believe. This just sets the quick pacing of the storyline and the flurry of events we move through though, as Maggie focuses on taking down M-Corp, throwing whatever resources and help comes her way. The technology and the action left no time for a breath, as I was swept through twists, betrayals, surprises and turns.
Maggie is such an awesome character, I love how she’s cold, calculated, and willing to sweep anyone under a rug who stands in the way of her goal. She does have a softer side to her though, which is her feelings for Quentin and her deep caring and love for her family and friends. Although some of the lines he delivered veered on the side of cheesy, I thought this couple was really touching and loved seeing Maggie soften in his presence.
“But I’m fairly certain you now have enough of your faculties back to ensure you won’t forget that if you ever touch Maggie again like you did yesterday, I won’t be stopping at one punch. Gus, this isn’t a warning, it’s a promise.” – Quentin.
Gus delivered some smarmy lines too during the Corruption, and his banter, loyalty and friendship with Maggie, despite what they have undergone in the past was really touching. I really did enjoy the trio, even though there were times where Gus and Quentin would be head to head over Maggie, which kind of strengthened my liking of Quentin’s protectiveness.
The stakes were so much higher in Corruption as Maggie now knows exactly who she is dealing with, and allies and enemies will reveal themselves to her at every turn. It turns out Maggie isn’t a lone wolf in her mission, and seeing it all unveil in Corruption was a satisfying experience. With a memorable cast of characters, some amazing new technology and a refreshing ‘take down the corporation’ plot, I really enjoyed this duology.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I received a review copy of the book from Harper Collins Australia in exchange for an honest review.
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