Sunday, July 14, 2013

REVIEW: Disconnect

Title: Disconnect: Book One of the Divided Worlds Trilogy
Author: Imran Siddiq
Genre: science fiction/YA
Price: Free (ebook)
Point of Sale: Amazon
Reviewed by: Psyche

Disconnect is a very readable YA dystopian story where a space station that has drifted far from its primary mission has divided into two entrenched classes.  Our hero, Zach, a lowly scavenger accidentally makes contact with a girl from the world above, just before their whole society begins to change. 

The fast pace and high stakes make this a very enjoyable story and there is an interesting twist at the end.  However, to me, the world building has implausible elements, the characters sometimes lack depth, and Zach gets a lucky break on several dozen occasions. So I ultimately had trouble with how Zach fell into his central role in the brewing revolution.

A lot of readers are probably not going to get hung up on those elements like I was so--so if you are looking for any easy-reading adventure with elements of sci fi and romance, this is probably a good book to choose.

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