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Thursday, March 16, 2017

CORRUPTION By Jessica Shirvington / Book Review

By: Jessica Shirvington
Published by: Harper Collins
Released on: March 7th, 2017
Series: Disruption #2
Source: purchased book
Rating: 3 stars
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The thrilling finale to bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.

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, unraveled 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? Everything. 

But for who?

Picking up where Disruption left off, Shirvington wastes no times throwing readers right back into Maggie's dark, troublesome world. Corruption is an intense, action packed read that will leave in an emotional ruin.

I have been waiting to get my hands on this book. I knew the stakes were much higher coming into this book. I loved the character developments of the characters I previously new about, and I wish I had gotten to know some of the new characters a little more. I liked getting a much closer look into the darkest parts of the Pheratech world, and the dangers that come with that. There are plenty of surprising, unpredictable twists, along with some bittersweet, heartbreaking moments that left me an emotional wreck. 

Maggie is a character I continue to really like. She's one of those hold no prisoners, butt kicking, fearless heroines who you just sit back and watch wishing you could be a little more like her. She doesn't take no for an answer. She's tough, determined, loyal, and does whatever she can to save those she cares about. She's also intelligent, and witty. Her sarcasm is hilarious. I absolutely love the banter between her and Gus. They created the laugh out loud moments at just the right times in this book. 

The end of Disruption had me worried about Maggie and Quentin's future. I absolutely love what Shirvington does with their relationship in this book. They have faced a lot of hardships, and continue to have their ups and downs. In their world of deceit, betrayal, danger and plenty of twists, they have a lot they have to worry about. Nothing is easy for them. I loved seeing their determination to make them work. Their chemistry ignites the pages at all the right moments. The definitely are a perfect match. I loved the way their story ends.

For as much as I loved Disruption, I didn't feel quite the same way with Corruption. While I love duologies, I think this book would have done much better if is was part of a series. I know I would have liked it more had it been, because, I felt like there was just something missing from this book. While this is an action paced story, I felt like a lot of the action is clumped together vs spreading it out like it was in Disruption. There was too much substance thrown into this book to wrap up the duology, and not enough new character development. In the end, I had hoped to like it as much as I did through out the first half. Having said that, I would still recommend this book, and this duology. Maggie, Quentin, and Gus are worth picking up this book for.

* There is some mild language, and some violence in this book.