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Want by Cindy Pon (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 4:30pm

Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite wear special Jin Corporation suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption, Zhou is determined to change things. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying Jin Corp from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. But against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?

Want is my very first book by Cindy Pon, and with a realistic take on what the future may very well look, it is definitely one to look out for. This sci-fi novel starts off a little rough, but as the story progressed, I became enamoured.

Though this is a fast-paced story, none of the storyline suffered, especially not its futuristic Taipei setting which was crafted in such a way that made me feel as thought I was right there with the characters. I was fully immersed in the setting and loved feeling as if this story couldn't have taken place anywhere else.

While I also loved the characters, and while Zhou and Daiyu had a few cute scenes, I'm not fully convinced of their romantic relationship. The progression was too fast and too trusting given the circumstances.

Overall I would give this book a 4/5 stars for Want's amazing setting and awesome storyline. Everything about this book stayed true to the sci-fi realm and definitely left me satisfied. You should all add it to your TBR list.

- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Want will be available June 13.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

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From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city's corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp's CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?