Unlimited [Classics Book] ☆ Jump - by Sean Williams ✓

By Sean Williams | Comments: ( 697 ) | Date: ( Jul 04, 2020 )

Clair lives in a world revolutionised by d mat, a global teleport system that allows people to transport themselves instantaneously around the world When a coded note promises improvement the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, beautiful Clair thinks it s too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, is determined to give iClair lives in a world revolutionised by d mat, a global teleport system that allows people to transport themselves instantaneously around the world When a coded note promises improvement the chance to change your body any way you want, making it stronger, taller, beautiful Clair thinks it s too good to be true, but her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try.What starts as Libby s dream turns into Clair s nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious online friend called Q, Clair s attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover ups Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.

  • Title: Jump
  • Author: Sean Williams
  • ISBN: 9781743315866
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Sean Williams

1 New York Times bestselling Sean Williams lives with his family in Adelaide, South Australia He s written some books forty two at last count including the Philip K Dick nominated Saturn Returns, several Star Wars novels and the Troubletwister series with Garth Nix Twinmaker is a YA SF series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level You can find some related short stories over at Lightspeed Magazine and elsewhere Thanks for reading.

Comments Jump

  • Khanh (the meanie)

    This book is based on a theme that centers on the ethical and moral uses of technology, an interesting debate---unfortunately, it does so at the expense of an actual plot and compelling characters. This book is all action and no suspense. It is far, far too long for what it has to offer. I was ready to give it up at 30%, but I clung on in the hopes of something happening that would capture my attention.I hoped in vain.This book is very, very much action-based, and not much else. Despite all the [...]

  • Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)

    Review and more at edwardsghostengine.wordpress.2.5 starsThis one was really strange. good original ideas though just executed poorly.I started this book optimistic and looking forward to finding out more about the conspiracies of this world and its technology. There was a lot of potential here. Instead what I got was a bland as fuck main character (and all the others to be honest) and hardly any world building.“High-stakes action combines with issues of friendship and body image in this timel [...]

  • Brandi

    I'm dropping this at 7% complete. There's no loyalty with the best friend, there's cheating, probable girl hate, I bet slut shaming (no idea yet though), and I'm just not feeling it. There might be a day I come back to it, but I'm thinking it unlikely.

  • Melanie

    See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you Allen and Unwin Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review. I see that Jump (or Twinmaker) will have a large range of strong opinions. Strangely, I was not one who had a strong opinion, whether negative or positive. I would be lying to say that this book is completely flawed, but I also would be to say that Jump was perfect. What Worked: I really liked the idea of Sean William's world. Clair lives in [...]

  • Jasprit

    Unless I read the blurb to Twinmaker completely wrong, I really was expecting something different entirely from Twinmaker. This whole idea of improvement and of potentially being able to do this by a few swift jumps I found highly intriguing and the whole jumping aspect of being able to go wherever you’d imagined in a few minutes was a concept I liked (remember the film Jumper everyone?) But for me Twinmaker took far too long to get things rolling. Clair and Libby both used the D-mat to get fr [...]

  • Anne

    3.5 starsThis ARC was given to me through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.So in the future there's this thing called the D-mat. Think: Star Trek Teleporter. Beam me up, Scotty!Almost everyone all over the world uses it to travel anywhere they want to all across the globe. So if you live in Denver you can go to school or work in Amsterdam. Very cool, right? I say almost everyone uses it, because there is (of course) a group of granola crunchers (Abstainers) who refuse to step inside th [...]

  • Abooktopia

    abooktopia.weeblyTwinmaker: Jump is a high action packed science fiction that will remind you that not everything is what it seems – AbooktopiaClair lives in a world revolutionised by d-mat, a global teleport system that allows you to transport yourself anywhere across the world simultaneously. When a new meme known as improvement surfaces, the tables start to turn. You write a code on a piece of paper and list all the things you’d like to have changed, and take the note with you through d-m [...]

  • Cheryl

    I have picked up this book to read it about five to six times. I only read a little at a time. I finally had to put the book down at page 134. This is a great feat in its self. I so wanted to like this book more than I did. It just jumped around too much without much explanation. It would have helped if the world that Clair and Libby were living in was described in details better. In fact, I did not realize that this story was more on the futuristic side. Not that I minded but with these types o [...]

  • Shaheen

    This is a superbly clever book. This is a riveting adventure of epic proportions. This is a disturbing future. This is Jump, the first book of Sean Williams' Twinmaker series.Instant gratification. That's the premise if this book. You can instantly transport yourself anywhere in the world. You can fabricate anything you want immediately through a "fabber". It's fun, it's free, and it sounds amazing. But if people are taken apart and put back together at their destination, how do we determine if [...]

  • Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)

    3.5 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 happ [...]

  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)

    The world is set into the future and what a future it is. People travel on d-mats, eliminating the entire transportation industry. And with high-tech technology there comes a price. Clair stumbles upon the WHOLE who are known to her as terrorists. Once her best friend Libby gets sucked into their Improvement program, that's when she realizes her world is a sham and the people who claim to protect her, are the very people who also want to kill her.I find the storyline to jump all over the place w [...]

  • Erin

    Very rarely do I NOT finish a book because I tend to like . . . well . . . LIKE finishing books that publishers have kindly sent me. Unfortunately with this particular title, JUMP, I read a little over 220 pages and I still couldn't get into this book. While the concept of this title is usually my kind of thing and while I didn't mind it in the beginning, but when I'm trying to force myself to read more and more of this book . . . it just ends up taking out all of my enjoyment in reading, so - f [...]

  • Kate

    This might be two and a half stars, but I'm rounding down because the first 90 or so pages could have been cut out with very little lost from the story. Everything about the beginning of this book felt like an obvious set up, like a paint by numbers kind of thing. There were some action sequences I genuinely enjoyed, but I needed substantially more from the world building and also from character development, which would have been a better way to spend the first bit of this book. Overall, this ju [...]

  • Kristen

    I tried to get into this one but struggled the entire time. The idea was interesting but I did not care for a single character. (view spoiler)[ The MC cheats with her best friend's boyfriend. This really was a strike against her and him. Just ugh (hide spoiler)]Then I got to this line,"Hell yes, you are fine as limes, girl." I just can't go further.

  • S.B. Wright

    Jump, called Twinmaker in the US, is Sean Williams’ foray into teen science fiction, he’s well known as a NY Times bestselling novelist of adult scifi and he’s also done a great children's series in conjunction with another Australian author Garth Nix - Troubletwisters.In the world of Jump we have solved our environmental and power problems, we can teleport from anywhere on the face of the planet to anywhere else there is a D-mat booth. We can fabricate and recycle the goods that we need. [...]

  • eileen

    Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!Twinmaker, unfortunately, was another DNF review for me for a few reasons that I could not excuse above the rest. I wanted it so badly to be a good dystopian that would convince me that the genre wasn't actually fizzling out. I saw the potential it had; I recognized what other people loved in it, but I did not share their feelings.For one, the world-building was absolutely nonexistent. There were mentions of the Air, lenses, a [...]

  • Brit McCarthy

    I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.There is nothing better than a strong female character in teen literature. It seemed for a while every book I read had a wimpy, indecisive female character unable to do anything for herself. Clare, the heroine of our story here, is nothing of the sort. She is level-headed, practical and smart. She knows how to respond quickly to a situation and do what's right and what's necessar [...]

  • Amber (Books of Amber)

    I requested this book at the last minute from Edelweiss, because I had recently been auto-approved for Balzar + Bray and I had heard a couple of people rave about this one. Of course, I had to stick my nose in and find out what all the hype was about. Since finishing this book, I still have no idea how to answer my initial question. Why do people love this so much? I found Twinmaker very boring right from the word starting point. I tried to give it a chance, but by the time I was 10% of the way [...]

  • J.N.

    I'm not really a big Sci-Fi reader, but Twinmaker is probably one of the best YA Sci-Fi books that I've read in a long time. At first, I wasn't so sure I would like it (and worse, feared there may be some slut shaming coming my way), but I was surprised.The characters are likable, particularly the main character, Clair (though for some reason I really don't like the spelling of that). Jesse and "Q" were also great characters. I didn't love the rest of the cast, but I found them likable enough. C [...]

  • Sarah

    (Source: I own a copy of this book.)This was an interesting story, but it was very slow.Clair was an okay character, but at times I didn’t really get why she was best friends with Libby. Libby unfortunately just came across as a real b*tch, while Clair was snogging Libby’s boyfriend! I mean what is that about?! You call yourselves best friends?The storyline in this was a bit all over the place. Where the story started out from, was a million miles from where it ended at! The story started ou [...]

  • Reanne

    Only about half way through the ARC at this point. It's not terrible, but it's not amazing. I haven't seriously considered giving up on it, but it's not difficult to put it down after reading a few pages. For one thing, the chapters are very short, often cutting off in the middle of scenes. I think the author thinks this will make the pace seem fast and make people keep turning pages, but for me it has the opposite effect. It's very easy to read a chapter (a few pages, often) and then put it dow [...]

  • Bruce Deming

    I just finished this book. There is a lot of cool tech and great adventure. I couldn't put it down once i settled in.This book has so many popular Sci fi themes woven into this utterly unique and new story. Masterful job and great fun even if not a sci fi buff. Fine adventure!I had to consult my younger nephew to get up to date on what memes and trolls are in internet land to get myself up to date more on the lingo which was fun too.

  • Mitchii

    Twinmaker by Sean Williams was a lot to take in at first. The technology here was very advance and quite ambitious. It was distant, futuristic time where people don’t need airplanes to go to another country because they have what they called D-mat. It can transport them to any place in the world in a matter of time. And then they also have Improvement, where it can correct their physical imperfections, or so they say. Improvement, however, isn’t exactly what they thought it was because it ca [...]

  • Evie

    Teleportation, cloning, body snatchers, government conspiracies and themes of identity and self image - Sean Williams explores all that and more in his first YA novel, Twinmaker. It's a great, intellectually stimulating Science Fiction thriller, and one that is sure to appeal to teens and adults alike.Twinmaker offers an action-packed, dramatic and twisty ride. With every page turned, you learn something new - often disturbing or shocking - about the world and the technology that rules it. And y [...]

  • Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot

    Fast-paced, heart-pounding action from page one. Williams literally wastes no time at all thrusting the reader into a world we all fear--a world in which technology has become king. In this world you can be anywhere you want in minutes, things can be remade at the drop of a hat. You can be whoever you want, look however you want--all by stepping into a machine and stepping back out. You can be improved. It's all very Jeffersons-esque--but of course a life like this one comes with a cost. Improve [...]

  • Ian Mond

    On a very recent episode of the Coode Street podcast, Gary Wolfe noted that current day science fiction has mostly abandoned ideas around teleportation. What was a hot concept in the 50s and 60s has become a quaint idea better left in the hands of media franchises like Doctor Who and Star Trek. With Jump: Twinmaker, Sean has attempted to revive this classic concept. Much like Larry Niven did with his Flash Crowd stories in the 1970s, Sean has imagined what society might look like if we could tra [...]

  • H.Lee

    When I first started this book, I was throughly confused. It took getting through the first couple of chapters until I understood what exactly was going on and what exactly they were talking about. After that, I was engrossed and sped through the rest of the it.Mr. William’s created a futuristic world and put a little twist on things. The premise is that of a teen girl (Clair) living in a world where they can actually travel through ports. Not really to different times but to other places. For [...]

  • Emma

    Review by Callum - Year 11This is a teen sci-fi adventure novel set in the far future, where a massive technological network called the d-mat links the entire planet. When Clair’s best friend Libby disappears after receiving disturbing messages called “Improvement”, Clair must risk everything in an attempt to save Libby and delve into the dark truth of the d-mat itself.At first, I was sceptical, as this was not something I would normally read, but I was soon proved wrong. To begin with, it [...]

  • Kathy Martin

    TWINMAKER was an amazing science fiction story. Clair is a pretty ordinary 17-year-old. She lives in Maine, goes to school in California, has a best friend who lives somewhere in Sweden, and has a crush on a boy who lives in Shanghai. All of this is possible because in Clair's world transportation is handled by the d-mat which moves people all over the world in minutes. The water wars are over; energy is generated in space and is virtually limitless; everyone is rich because everything they coul [...]

  • Danielle

    Read this review and more on my blog.Jump is the first book in the Twinmaker Trilogy by Sean Williams.D-mat has taken over the world. Literally. It is a form of teleportation that everyone has access to. Want go to Paris for breakfast? Sure, why not. Then back to NY for school to start? No problem. Or a quick swim in the Maldives? Who isn't! Also a 'fabber' has been invented. It basically can make anything you want. The latest Marc Jacobs bag, to the food you eat everyday. Famine and pollution h [...]

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