Book: Disconnect - Book One of the Divided Worlds Trilogy by Imran Siddiqcategories: Book, Androids, Space, Love, Boundaries, Prejudice, Asian Writer, Scavenging, Third Person Pov, Sci Fi, Young Adult Science Fiction with Romance
Imran Siddiqabout this book: 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.
In space, love had boundaries.
The novel is a YA Science Fiction with Romance aimed at readers 12+.
It will also appeal to adults as well due to the issues of fighting prejudice between the poor and the rich, protesters wanting change, corrupt governments and a secret that has been hidden from many.
Although the main character is 16-years old, he has had to mature in terms of surviving because of a broken family, and will find that his scavenger skills will be tested when his world is threatened. There are twists in the novel. There are no verses, swear words or acts of sexual nature. The novel does contain some fight scenes but all are written to be acceptable. The entire novel is from Zachary's male POV in Third Person Limited.
In a world of wizards, vampires, werewolves and pirates, isn't it time we had a scavenger who isn't afraid to dig in waste to protect a girl that he's only met once.
The idea for the novel came on a journey home from a writing festival in 2011. I saw the end scene, and instantly at home, I plotted the novel. it took shape and gave me greater confidence to write in the YA Sci Fi arena. The title relates to several parts of the book, in terms of prejudice, two worlds on on base, communication devices not working, and ultimately the final word in the novel.
The cover was created by me and an arts studio. The art studio developed the character art, whilst I worked on the lettering, the background and the placement of the character. I have a very hands-on approach to digital art.
As the novel is set in space; Jupiter and Europa, I did extensive research into the possible impact of having a station orbiting the moon, and the dangers of exploration. I hope I hit the nail in the novel.
My main focus is to gain readers who will want to come back for more, and will want to know if Zachary and Rosa can win the fight for loving one another in situations that are truly divided.
Website details (note: Amazon is not set up yet - but should be before Feb 22)
Disconnect - Debut YA Sci Fi with Romance - February 22 2013
Amazon.com = http://www.amazon.com/Disconnect-Divided-Worlds-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00B4ZE87G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359199741&sr=8-1&keywords=imran+siddiq
Goodreads = http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16198776-disconnect
Chapter One = http://www.wattpad.com/story/3863632-disconnect-chapter-1
Website = http://www.imranwrites.com
Twitter = http://www.twitter.com/flickimp
Facebook = http://www.facebook.com/imransiddiqwriter
About the Author
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 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. Unlike the belief of many, Imran does have a full-time job in the NHS as a Senior Information Manager, but will always make time for creating new tales.
Imran's preferred genre is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel - literally throw
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