Thursday, September 5, 2013

Disconnect: Review and Giveaway

Title: Disconnect
Author: Imran Siddiq
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Series: Divided Worlds #1
Rating: Bison

Zachary, a 16-year old Underworlder digs in waste to find anything worth bartering. That is the rule of scavenging.
When he discovers footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, he’s intrigued by her sorrow and breaks the rule.

That decision changes his life, and he will suffer for it.

Zachary must overcome worthlessness, prejudice, and not let a twisted lie devour the new reason that he survives; Rosa.

In space, love had boundaries.

Me and this book....
Well we got off to a rocky start. 
I began to question why I had even picked it up after the first couple of pages....
I mean I always have a hard time connecting to the guy main characters...
Because well I'm not a guy and I really don't understand them....
At all. 
And the narration for the first couple pages bothered me. 
I felt like the author was trying to tell me way to much! 
Like how the main character scratched his nose or rubbed his eyes. 
I don't like so many details. I like to imagine. 
But once I got pas that and got used to the writers style I began to truly enjoy this book! 
Not only was Zachary and Rosa's relationship sweet (because it was!!) They author also showed the gap between rich and poor which was really well written.
And then on top of all this the novel was set in space!! On Jupiter and Europa to be exact. 
For those of you who don't know I am obsessed with space! And more importantly I love Jupiter's moon Europa! (I even had a hamster named Europa!!) 
I don't claim to be an expert on any of these topics, but from what I could tell the author seems to have done his research! (I could be wrong but there were no glaring mistakes.) 
Wait back to the POV for a sec! Surprisingly tough this book was written in third person (which I tend to hate) I really liked the way it was written!! 
I found this to be an extremely enjoyable book! Not only were the characters fun and interesting but there were also many unique elements! In all I'd say this was definitely a fun read!

Imran Siddiq is a Law Graduate employed as a Senior Manager in the NHS. After an operation to remove a brain tumour, he decided to make his dreams real. Now, he sacrifices time to write and serve his two cats.

He’s a veteran of writing festivals, a constant on Twitter, and gobbles up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Living in Leicester, he is passionate about creating images in digital art.

Young Adult Science Fiction is his preferred genre, and he will throw a droid into every novel – literally throw.

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  1. Glad you ended up really enjoying it after the rocky beginning. Great review! :)

  2. I have a hard time getting into books in a males voice also! And sometimes there is a such thing as TOO much details for sure!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Crystal @ Crystal in Bookland


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