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Friday, September 6, 2013

Divided Worlds Tour: Excerpt + Review

Divided Worlds Tour Stop
here you'll find and excerpt and a review of Book One: DISCONNECTED by Imran Siddiq. 

Disconnected (Divided World #1) by

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Parts 2 and 3 to the Trilogy are due in July 29 2013.

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.


Written for young readers and adults, Imran Siddiq’s debut ‘Disconnect’, a Young Adult Science Fiction with Romance, begins a trilogy entwining fear, corruption and desire.

Told from the viewpoint of a male, the novel addresses real-world issues such as fighting injustice, understanding the urge for change, and uncovering secrets that affect lives.

In a world of novels dominated by wizards, vampires, and werewolves, isn't it time for a hero to rise from the deprived to protect a girl he hardly knows?

Paperback, First, 277 pages
Published January 27th 2013 by Flickimp Publishing (first published January 26th 2013)
Divided Worlds focused on a Underworlder name Zachary Conner, a scavenger really but when he comes across something that is worth putting money in his pocket. He discovers that the little trinket belongs to an Overworld name Rosa Kade. Soon Zachary is intrigue by Rosa, he never thought he could find someone like her who would take a risk and befriend each other. 

Now for an excerpt of book three: DISRUPTS
Excerpt from Disrupt: Book 3 Divided Worlds
Chapter 6
There was no mistaking whose machinery was grinding its way up the banks to reach the top of the ship.
Zachary continued to stare upward, not distracted by the Haulage-404’s shadow covering him. Almost all of the androids had left to recharge and the few that remained continued welding the front fins on the ship’s underside. The loss of Sean hadn’t diminished in his thoughts.
Patch crouched. “Your comments to Rupert and Percy have been circulated amongst the androids. They are all concerned that you are affected and may be making incorrect decisions.”
“How many others have died?” Zachary sighed. “In the last three weeks, how many?”
Patch’s blue eyes dimmed. “Seventeen are defunct.”
“Because of the ship?”
“Accidents can happen.”
“Because of me,” muttered Zachary. He shuffled backwards to sit up against the rear tail of the ship. “They’ve all got it into their heads that I’m special and it’s okay to die to satisfy me. Well, it doesn’t satisfy me.”
The droid’s finger tapped a pinned metal sheet. “Every android has a role to serve. Without their masters, they desist from functioning and would risk seizing up all together.”
Zachary scrunched up, bringing his head down to his knees. “Having me gives them a reason to function.”
“And you?” He gave the droid a worried look. “Will you keep damaging yourself for me?”
“If it helps, then yes.”
“No more. No more looking after me. I want you to look after the androids. Tell them to be careful. They’re all important to me, especially you,” stressed Zachary.
Patch’s shoulders rolled. “I will do my best, but androids can be stubborn.”
Zachary smiled. “I know.”
Flickers sprinkled from the ship’s side as high-pitched welding drowned out the banging of pipes running along the cavern. Being so close to the ceiling somehow felt safer. Even though the environment contained muck and smelled, the area built by the androids served them well.
Patch cocked his head. “There is something else troubling you.”
Tracing the deep-rooted smudges on his palms, Zachary waited for the welding to cease. “What am I doing, Patch?”
“I do not understand?”
“We’re rushing to get this ship ready to take us out and up into space.” It sounded stupid, even to Zachary. A few weeks ago, and he had sat in his room, gliding his hand through the air and imagining the glory of flight. “What if it doesn’t work?”
“Confidence. Benedict Scott has been working on this project for a lengthy time. He is not one to put effort into a futile task.”
Trusting the mechanic hadn’t let Zachary down yet. The mathematical diagrams and the crisscrossing screens in the Planning Room made the launch seem simple, except it hadn’t got beyond that yet.

I received an ebook of Disconnect(Book One) for me to review, 

Zachary Conner goes days by days, scavenge whatever he can find until one thing he finds that seems out of place for an Underworlder. A blip of a screen show a partial of a young female, but what
Zachary doesn't know is that he is one step closer to finding who this person is. Rosa kade a young otherworld teenager, whoses life might not be all as it seems.

So when Rosa and Zachary meets, there mutual feeling however there's a deep dark secret that could change everything what people knew and understood about their worlds.
I'm giving this 3 cat tails up, the concept was very straight forward that things were almost preciable however there were things that confused me but maybe reading it again I'll have a better understanding. 

Meow, Meow, Meow
Well there's not much to say, the world building was very straight forward where you either live in the dirt or you live in luster of diamonds. I thought it would be more visualize due to it being dystopia, world changing as well with living on other planets. Scientists for years have found evidence that we could truly live on other planets.
In this book people spend their life trading, building and working to keep their world liveable and apart from the poor and riches, however this book spent a thrid of it with Zachary trading and figuring out if there life beyond the Underworld and Rosa provides him that. But Rosa tis he daughter of the ambassador of Otherworlder, doesn't know life outside her own until she meets Zachary. 
The book gave me struggle to stay interested in, it just wasn't enough plots to keep me interested so I'm trying to force myself to really finished it.  I'm putting this under my re-read sections beacause something reading a book a second time my thoughts might change.
Thanks Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours for organizing this tour


  1. Sci fi books can have a hard to grasp world building sometimes. Thanks for being on the tour, Kat! :)