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Thursday 21 March 2013

Review ~ Disconnect by Imran Siddiq {Giveaway}


by Imran Siddiq

Series - Divided Worlds Trilogy #1
Release Date - February 22, 2013
Genre - YA Sci Fi


In space, love has boundaries. 

Dirtying fingernails in sewers is fast approaching worthlessness for Zachary, a 16-year old Underworld scavenger. When footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, is discovered, his intrigue heightens at why she expresses sadness with a lavish lifestyle. 

In meeting Rosa, Zachary is scorned by her opinion of the deprived. She pities him and provides a means for them to communicate. With time, friendship and something he’s never felt grows; love for another human. Knowing Rosa calls him when it suits her isn’t enough; he wants to meet her, but how? Relationships in Underworld are few, let alone the impossibility with those above the ceiling. 

Underworld will suffer when plans to conquer Jupiter’s moon, Europa move ahead. Worse is Rosa’s father, a disgraced Overworld ambassador, approving the plan. 

Zachary must defeat the prejudice of the worlds, sneak within opposing forces, lose friends and challenge Rosa’s sadness. In doing so, a twisted secret is uncovered that may devour the reason he lives; Rosa.

Paperback Princess Review

Zachary Connor is a 16 year old Scavenger from the Underworld, he seeks out anything worth it through the rubbish that lands in his world from the Overworld. Life changes for Zachary when he finds a working Intercom that had photos and video diary entries of a girl from the Overworld, Rosa Kade. When a coincidental meeting between the two takes place, both became interested and infatuated with the other and Rosa makes a bold move and contacts Zac through the Raptor (Intercom) and this is when their friendship begins...

Disconnect, the first book in the Divided Worlds Trilogy is a debuting dystopian/sci-fi novel by Author, Imran Siddiq. I highly advise Readers to keep an eye out for Siddiq if his debuting novel is anything to go by. Siddiq's novel is a fast-paced emotional roller coaster that's highly entertaining but at the same time his concept is interesting. This book was an interesting read and the story takes unexpected twists so the story was far from predictable. I enjoy books that surprise me.

The characters had a good chemistry between them. Zachary is my favourite main character as he was kind to his Father and his android, Patch, he was very real and despite all the rawness that he tries to project externally he was still soft in the inside. I really liked Zac's character when he gets an apprentice, Diego. Zac was a reluctant teacher and he acted mean but his real personality comes through despite him not wanting it to.

I wasn't a huge fan of Rosa because there was times when she seemed like just a spoilt brat. I also really liked Patch and Zac's Father. He too was raw and tried to be rough outside but deep down he was kind and loving to his son. There were several emotional scenes that had me in the verge of crying.

Disconnect is an amazing plot that I highly enjoyed, I certainly will be picking up the consecutive books in the series. I really am invested in knowing what becomes of Zac's and Rosa's life. I really enjoyed the surprising elements that Siddiq threw into the mix. I had only hoped that Siddiq provided more in depth information regarding the world creation. Despite that, I totally loved this novel and looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

About The Author

Imran Siddiq

Imran Siddiq may have tried to leave Leicester a few times, but its become his place to wake up to two cats, freeze when the heating’s off and most of all, get down to writing. At a young age, his primary school teacher commented on his creativity and ability to tell stories. At the age of 29, during a night in the jungle, the bug inside awakened, and for the last 5 years he’s been sacrificing every second that he can to write. A veteran of writing festivals, a presence on Twitter and gobbling up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he hopes he can bring a smile to others in the same way that he had, aged 5, reading with a torch under his duvet. Imran’s preferred genre is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel.

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Imran Siddiq said...

Thank you so much for the review.

PS: I'm doing an additional giveaway where anyone that leaves a review on Goodreads before May - will receive e-copy ARC of Books 2 and 3 for free.


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