by Jessica Shirvington


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The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series. 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. Ages 14+

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780732298104
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Disruption Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 609,874
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, Foxtel presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

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Disruption 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
There are many YA dystopians, but when I read the synopsis of this one, it just had me and I had to read it. Maggie was the best character. I loved her drive and her want to find the truth. Unlike other dystopians she didn't spend the majority of the book bucking the new rules of this new system but instead searching just for the truth about her father and her family. I liked that it didn't center around her being an anarchist - instead finding the truth.
pineappletop92 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of all things dystopia, the premise of this story sounded intriguing to me and had me instantly interested in reading it. I am very glad I did, as it immediately pulled me into the story within the first few pages, and was gripping until the very last. Jessica Shirvington has created a new take on the dystopian model, basing it on the pheremones we naturally create and the technology that has become such an integral part of our lives, with a little bit of a soulmate-vibe. The plot itself is fast-paced and captivating, with constant action mixed with excellent character growth and a storyline that is easy to follow but also complex in its nature. The characters themselves are the most compelling part of this book, with their clear personailities and the changes that shape who they become over the course of the story. Unfortunately, this book is now without its flaws. There was some lack of detail in places, particularly in action scenes, that left me feeling like things had moved or progressed too quickly. It also took me a few times of seeing the word 'kerb' and the use of metric system to realize that the author wasn't American, and having those present in a novel that takes place in America unfortunately pulled me out of the story at those times. (I am not saying the American version of things is the only right way to do things, just that when the protagonist is American and the story is set there, I get confused when she is talking in centimeters instead of inches.) Overall, though, I really enjoyed reading this. It was fun, fast, and compelling, with a great plot and characters I could not stop thinking about. A definite recommendation for all fans of dystopian novels.