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A near-future thriller that fans of the GONE series and Doctor Who will love. Clair is pretty sure the offer in the ‘Improvement’ meme is just another viral spam, though Libby is determined to give it a try. But what starts as Libby’s dream turns into Clair’s nightmare when her friend vanishes. In her search for answers, Clair seeks out Jesse – a boy whose alternative lifestyle might help to uncover the truth. What they don’t anticipate is intervention from the mysterious contact known only as Q, and being caught up in a conspiracy that will change everything.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 33mm | 352g
  • Electric Monkey
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1405264330
  • 9781405264334
  • 644,491

About Sean Williams

Sean Williams is a number one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author who has written for adults, teens and younger children, and is well-respected as a sci fi / fantasy author. He has also collaborated with Garth Nix and written for the Star Wars universe.

As a native and resident of South Australia, Sean has often dreamed of stepping into a booth and instantly being somewhere else, instantly. This has led to a fascination with the social, psychological and moral implications of such technology, on which he has written a thesis. And he also loves chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
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Rating details

1,345 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 17% (233)
4 30% (399)
3 33% (447)
2 14% (184)
1 6% (82)

Our customer reviews

Undoubtedly, Twinmaker lacks in world-building and could have progressed faster than its five hundred pages, but it is filled to the brim with action and, once the story really takes off, is very unlikely to bore the reader. The characters are also as interesting as this futuristic world. Without them, even all the action in the world couldn't have stopped me from putting down this book but alas, they kept me reading. Twinmaker is in no way amazing or mindblowing, but I want the sequel in my hands more
by Kazhy
Clair, the main character, was unfortunately quite disappointing because in the beginning we don't really know much about her. But through the story, we're supposed to see this character growth and how she becomes more fearless and enthralled in the action without being so affected. This wasn't convincing at all and seemed very forced. I wasn't a big fan of the romance either. It seemed added in for the sake of having a romance and was overall very unpleasant. I would have preferred it without the romance. The book was simply too long to maintain my interest. There is a lot of action and not a lot of storytelling. It all became quite confusing too and even towards the end I didn't understand some parts. However, the story was quite interesting and I do like the messages the story sent to us on technology and our over-reliance on it and how it could be utilised as a more
by Charlotte Song
Twinmaker is a high action science fiction that kept me guessing. I was pretty confused at the beginning, but the mystery sucked me in despite not really understanding the technology and terminology. I figured it out pretty much as I went along, I just didn't get what exactly led society to these measures, and while there seemed to be science behind most of it, I didn't really get the hows and whys. Never the less, I still enjoyed and I liked the characters, and wanted to know what would happen to them. Clair was easy to like, she was concerned about others, and really wanted things to change in a positive way. She of course, got herself into a lot of situations, but I appreciated how she responded with courage, but also with humanity. She kept others, feelings, and morals in her head, but still did what she had to do to help her friend. The twists in this one were good, and a few of the things even with the build up took me completely by surprise. The secondary characters also made this one stand out for me. I really liked Jesse, the "freak" mentioned in the synopsis, and Q was absolutely amazing. She was a source of strength and friendship that I never saw coming. One aspect that I didn't like was the cheating and betrayal. But then again, it was handled in a way that I could respect. Things happened in the heat of the moment, and it wasn't kept hidden. I just didn't really understand where the feelings where coming from, and why they had to be there. Couldn't it have still been the same story without the mentioned love interest belonging to another person at the beginning? I dunno. But I guess that it was a source of character development and she really showed remorse with it, and it never sat right with her, the feelings in the first place, so that makes a difference too. I was surprised at some of the philosophical questions that were raised from some of the things going on in society and the reasons behind some of the resistance to using it. Most had powerful reasons not to and had been hurt or lost people that led them in their distrust and breaking away from the new norm of society. It was neat though how it took different forms, and how some of the groups banned together for the good cause. The ending wrapped some things up and then with the others it just left me hanging. It was long and I can understand why that was the stopping point, but still. Bottom Line: Fast paced, and action more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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