by Michael Grant


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Love The Hunger Games? Action-adventure thrillers with a dystopian twist? BZRK (Berserk) by Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of the GONE series, ramps up the action and suspense to a whole new level of excitement.

Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal: to turn the world into their vision of utopia. No wars, no conflict, no hunger. And no free will. Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name BZRK, who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human. This is no ordinary war, though. Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain. And there are no stalemates here: It's victory . . . or madness.

BZRK unfolds with hurricane force around core themes of conspiracy and mystery, insanity and changing realities, engagement and empowerment, and the larger impact of personal choice. Which side would you choose? How far would you go to win?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606844182
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: BZRK Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 600,548
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 15 Years

About the Author

Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family in the USA, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets. You can visit him online at

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BZRK 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone said this book doesn't start introducing the characters (no exposition). This book is not written under some reader-appealing structure; you can tell that Michael Grant writes because he has great and orginal ideas to explore and put down on paper, unlike most popular YA writers with romance-driven plots. If you can handle a book that plunges right into an intense world, then you will like this. If you like philosophical stories (which is kind of impossible not to be) with thought-provoking ideas, especially those challenging human nature, you will like this. If you appreciate English literature (Keatings, Plath, Lear, etc.) you might notice all the allusions he makes, and oh, you will like them, too. This is a great book. For those who can handle its awesomeness.
arctichamster More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of Michael Grant's GONE series, this time he takes things to a whole new level! BZRK is the first book in a strange, highly twisted trilogy -- only most of the action takes place *inside* the human body. There are good guys and bad guys, of course; Noah and Sadie are part of the food guys, while the Armstrong Twins lead the bad guys. And then there are the bots -- nanobots and biobots and incredible battles that take place inside people's bodies . Things get very intense very quickly, and the whole book is one amazingly insane roller coaster ride -- not to mention a book you'll have a tough time putting down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um okay use a place to write book reviews to argue. But whatever the book was spectacular! It had plenty of completely unexpected twists and tons of action. It is definantly a little disturbing at times and certainly not for the weak of heart. But if you like books like the hunger games and Grant's Gone series, you will love this book. Amazing! I can't wait for Michael Grant's next book by the way. It's Fear, the 5th book in the Gone series, and it comes out April 3rd. Read that series if you liked this book!!!! And for all those who haven't read BZRK or the Gone series you should!!!!!! DFTBA!!!!!! Haha nerdfighter reference :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very unique concept that catches your attention right away. I look forward to a sequel. I was sad to see it end.. a great read...
wnk1029 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This mature (incl. sexuality, violence, swearing, disturbing themes) YA novel explores the terrifying concept of micro biological warfare. In the "macro," two teens are initiated into a secret group that fights terrorists intent on creating a world unified under their rule. In the "meat," dozens of biots (organic fighters that are intrinsically linked to their owner's mind and sanity) battle the enemy nanobots (tiny machines which are operated via computer monitors). These microscopic creatures have the power to alter a person's thinking by re-wiring his or her brain, so as the terrorists target the world's most powerful people, the stakes are raised for all involved.This book was incredibly intense, action-packed, and above all intriguing. The concept of micro biological warfare that takes place in people's brains is creepy and disturbing, but sure makes for a good story. The descriptions of what the world inside your body looked like at the microscopic level to the character's biots was amazing -- way to make science cool, Michael Grant. Well done.I was, however, a teeny bit disappointed in the ending. As I finished, I found myself thinking, "That's it?" Obviously it's set up perfectly for a sequel, but I couldn't help but hoping for some kind of crazy, out-with-a-bang kind of resolution, but I guess Plath is not Scipio either. ;)
SusieBookworm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I keep reading YA sci-fi and claiming that this one's the most exciting, then this one...okay, BZRK really is the most thrilling. It's written as a YA sci-fi thriller, and it definitely delivers accordingly. Nonstop action, interspersed with the ubiquitous bit of romance, appropriate gore and gruesomeness, the typical teenage profanity and sexual references. Yep, this is meant as a book for young adults. But besides the usual plot devices, BZRK emerges as a unique read. The plot is perfectly coherent, with very little confusion and non sequiturs. It would be easy to lose readers in the biological and technological details - BZRK is also unique among the recent outpouring of YA sci-fi because it is "hard" sci-fi - but the author does a great job explaining the biot/nanobot innerworkings without boring us.A few things I didn't like in what was otherwise a totally awesome and exciting read: the humor. It seemed like Grant was trying to make the reader laugh at times (hey, some comedic relief is always nice), and it was falling flat. I thought the characters were either stereotypical or stereotypical in their non-stereotypicalness. The bad guys are described as biological monsters (if I was a conjoined twin, I'd take offense), the rich European dude was a snob, the rich American girl and the poor British guy fall in love, and the bad guys' hench(wo)man is a petite, deceptively feminine sadist. Really, now?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. Yes it's a bit confusing at first, but comes together beautifully
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Kay-Z More than 1 year ago
Interesting book...makes you think. It was well written and I enjoyed it enough to buy the second book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is anyone still here ill check here every so offen even if its a year past ilk check it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imma just go...-leaves-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a work of art.again i enjoy the marco/nano battles with little bugs crawling on/in your brain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really cool and interesting it held my attention so much i could barley put it down. Its really worth your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for making that point. If you don't like the random conversations that people have, then stop complaining and go somewhere else for that.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A motley of characters combined with exceptionsl imagery to form a literary work of art. Personally it wasnt what i was expecting, having read the discription, but i was immensely impressed. A very intriquing read, the suspense truly captivating. Definitely makes me question random eye irritations and headaches now.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading free sample I almost ordered bzrk from daily find. When I found this was a series and the next book was listed at over$18 I decided this was too expensive for an ebook so did not purchase any of them. I will say the sample was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I had read Gone, which was the most amazing book series I've ever read by the way. I got this thinking that no way Michael Grant could create another writing miracle, but alos thinking that it was his book, and being a loyal fan I should read it. So I did. And let me tell you right now, Michael Grant is the god of writing. Every single teen book of his I've read, Eve and Adam, The Gone Series, BZRK series, they were all amazing. I can't even describe the books of Michael Grant because I know m,y words won't do them justice. If you haven't read all of Michael Grant's books, you don't know what you're missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally amazing, the detail and description alone make this book a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Say hello to logic. It lives with rationality and conspicious reality. Logic would tell you that since l'm here, l knew this book BEFORE you were here. Do you see the role-player by the name of Storm down there in the comments? This book was ours. <p> Talk to your pathetic boyfriend and coordinate a new book. I do not care what you do- just find another book.
MonicaEmme More than 1 year ago
Had a hard time connecting with the characters initially, but it had a slow burn that gave way to intense, fast paced action. I am excited to read the next.