Corruption Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss:
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, 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?
But for who?


About: Corruption is a fiction novel written by Jessica Shirvington. It will be published on 3/7/17 by HarperCollins, 435 pages. This duology composed of book 1 called Disruption and book 2 called Corruption. The genres are young adult, dystopia, science fiction, and romance. This book was originally published in 11/1/14 in Australia. Please see below for more information about the author. (Follow link to read my review of book 1).


My Experience: I started reading Corruption on 2/10/17 and finished it on 2/15/17. This book is filled with so much actions and pleasures! I love this duology! This book continues where Disruption left off. The main character and the only point of view in this duology is Maggie (Mags/Margaret) Stevens and she was locked up, hungry, and left in the dark. Even it feels like the end is near, she still try her best to survive. In book 1, Maggie’s main focus was to rescue her dad. In book 2, Maggie finds out what’s been hidden from her and she will have to make a tough decision to set everything right again. Maggie is an awesome badass heroine. What I love most about her character is that she always challenge people and questions everything instead of accepting the answers or instructions given to her. It makes reading this book exciting because Maggie always evaluate the possibilities, her strategies, and her surroundings before taking action. I like that a lot and I enjoy following her thoughts.

“I couldn’t be the person everyone wanted. I could only be me. And right now, the only version of me I could cope with was the one who got things done.” p210

I love Gus in this book! He’s full of comebacks. I like his friendship with Maggie. I like that he has mad skills with the computer. I like the witty banter between him and everybody, but especially with Maggie. The first book introduces the technology called Phera-Tech which helps rate love compatibility where the best side is true match while the opposite side inform them that they are a neg. A neg is a person likely to cause trouble and is therefore send to a rehabilitation center to improve themselves. M-Corp is a corporation owned by Garrett Mercer who controls this technology. His youngest son is Quentin (Quin) Mercer and he’s hot. He’s described as good looking and I liked him more in book 1, but book 2, Gus definitely dominate my attention.

“Fighting back doesn’t make us villains. We tried. And yeah, we failed. But that can’t be an excuse to give up. We just have to find another way.” p278

The technology play a big role in this book and how Maggie’s family and Quin’s family is involved in all of it. There’s a group of people who called themselves Pre-Evo or Preference Evolution that is against the future of this technology. Phera-Tech does more than finding your true love, it also monitors a person’s heart rate, fatality, even provide contraception, and many more. Whereas a technology provide benefits for the people, there are those that have different intentions. Besides the tech talks and the intense scenes, there are some family love, friendship love, and other love in between. This duology is awesome and I highly recommend the read!


Pro: page turner, heart-pumping, mind-racing, adrenaline rush, awesome characters and plot, humor, twists & turns, strategy, suspense, badass

Con: none

I rate it 5 stars!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository

About the Author:


Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd. (Info obtained from the author’s website). Other books by this author are The Violet Eden Chapter series of 5 books and Between the Lines.

Visit the Author Online

Website: | Facebook: |Twitter: @JessShirvington

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Harper Collins for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.


16 thoughts on “Corruption Review 

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    Glad you liked it…well, I never heard back from them but at least I have my ecopy, so I’ll read that and I’m sure I’ll like it! And I won’t have to worry about a deadline which is good bc I have enough of those right now!
    Maybe I’ll still hear back…but I won’t be devastated bc at least I have a way to read it. Luckily it was released in Australia before us…US people still have to wait until March!

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    • Jasmine says:

      It’s because the author is from Australia and this book was originally published in Australia. It takes time to translate I guess.. hahaha.. So you will not read before it’s release? We have to plan to read The Body Market soon. Maybe next week? I feel bad not reviewing it yet because the author gave the books to us like last year or something.. 🙂


    • Jasmine says:

      I am starting to like duology too because it’s shorter. I’m a bit wore out of series. I have realized that Edelweiss have better books than NetGalley. I can only recall that I like every book I read from HarperCollins. I don’t know if there’s any books of HarperCollins on NetGalley. I am also starting to notice which books I enjoy most from which publisher. But then there are some titles that are available in both platforms. Do you use both?

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        • Jasmine says:

          You’re right, there are pros and cons to them. It’s all part of blogging I guess. I want to read many new books but I want to read books I like from the library too. There’s not enough time for all. I have also noticed that Edelweiss have the books before NetGalley, example: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sazenz. It’s only available in NetGalley this week but it was on Edelweiss like a month ago.

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            • Jasmine says:

              Why not have both? I liked both. NetGalley has those badges that motivates more reading. It also have the auto-approval function that Edelweiss doesn’t. Edelweiss approval takes forever. It often stays pending and silently disappears altogether. I think more people use NetGalley instead of Edelweiss so publishers approved on NetGalley faster. I would recommend both. More choices of books to read 😊

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              • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

                Oy, I love the *idea* of both, that’s for sure! Only I know myself– I have far too many books on NetGalley waiting for me to read.If I allow myself access to both, I’ll constantly be drowning in books I won’t ever get a chance to read. It’s all about finding balance. 😀

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                  • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

                    Yeah– the ARCs can be a problem. Since I have all those book clubs, I need to try and fit the ARCs in elsewhere. Oops! Baby steps.

                    I find that my reviews take me somewhere from 20-60 minutes to write, typically. It depends on how recently I finished the book and how emotionally engaged I am. I like to sit and think on the book for a while too. That’s pretty time-consuming sometimes! O_o

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