Jessica Shirvington, author of the Embrace series, recently released the synopsis for her new YA novel Disruption.
Disruption will be the first in a science fiction duology, a thriller and radical change from her usual urban fantasy. Inspired by modern technology, Shirvington said that the way we view the world has changed and she wanted to touch on that.
The synopsis is as follows:
The Mercer Corporation might rule the world through the control of pheromones. But nothing, and no one, is going to stand in Maggie’s way. Especially Quentin Mercer.
Ever since the development of M-chips, which tap into human pheromones, M-Corp has become the new superpower. Why trust your heart when all you have to do is get within a two-metre radius of someone to record a compatibility rating? Ratings range from the rare ‘perfect match’ to the dreaded ‘negative’ and everything in between.
Three years ago Maggie’s father mysteriously rated as a ‘neg’ and was taken away from them. For the last two years, eighteen-year-old Maggie has had only one goal: to uncover the truth and bring him home. But even though she’s discovered the government’s secret underground prison network and the fact that negs aren’t going to rehab farms (not even close), she’s still no closer to finding her father. Her last hope is Quentin Mercer, her classmate at the elite Kingly Academy — and the heir to the Mercer Corporation.
By tricking Quentin into believing he’s a ‘neg,’ Maggie quickly gains access to all things M-Corp. But Quentin isn’t the person she thought he was… And while she can easily betray her morals in the quest to save her father, can she betray her heart?
Disruption will be released March 24th, 2014 in Australia; the US release date is currently unknown.