Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review: Corruption by Jessica Shirvington

Title: Corruption (Disruption #2)
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Source: HarperCollins Australia

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?

Review by Nara

Just as good as Disruption, if not better, Corruption is definitely a conclusion which will not disappoint. With the stakes higher than ever, and our protagonist Maggie deciding to take down the biggest power in the world, the action and drama are taken to that next level. Maggie is forced to make some tough decisions, and not all of those decisions have a favourable outcome...

The romance is just fabulous, and it's definitely one of my favourite aspects about the book. I must admit, it's pretty drama filled, but it's a good drama rather than melodrama.
It's good drama because it makes sense.
It's good drama because the characters are able to solve the problems rationally, and actually talk to each other about the way they're feeling.
It's good drama because you can truly see that the characters share a connection, and you really, really, really, really want them to stay together.
It's just plain good drama.

Okay, can we talk about Gus? Gus needs a paragraph dedicated to him. For those who don't know who he is, Gus is a hacker who main character Maggie blackmails to help her, forcing them into a shaky alliance which eventually develops into a tentative friendship. AND OH MY GOD GUS IS THE BEST. He provides the much needed comic relief, and the banter he has with Maggie is both witty and acerbic. I just love the evolution of his relationship with Maggie, and while there's sort of the hint of a love triangle at one point, personally I wouldn't really categorise it as one.

And can I just say, FEELS. MAJOR FEELS. With our main characters taking on the biggest corporation in the world, you know there are going to casualties, and HOLY CRAP THE FEELS.

With a strong narrative voice, plenty of action and drama, a fantastic romance and fabulous secondary characters, the Disruption duology is definitely one you shouldn't miss out on.


Overall: 9/10
Plot: 4.5/5
Romance: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
World Building: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Cover: 3.5/5

This post is a part of Sci-Fi Month, hosted by Rinn Reads and Oh, the Books