Want by Cindy Pon | Review

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Want by Cindy Pon | ReviewWant by Cindy Pon
Series: Want #1
Published by Simon Pulse on June 13, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits that protect 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?

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what i liked

  • The world that Pon created. I absolutely ate it up. It’s a futuristic Taiwan–I mean, what’s not to love? Most dystopians take place in America, so it was nice to have a change of setting. There is also extreme pollution in this world–a very real possibility for our future. It was interesting to see how this pollution could be handled.
  • The characters. I absolutely loved Zhou and his friends, as well as Daiyu. They were just so fun to read about and I honestly couldn’t get enough.
  • Corporations. I don’t know why, but there’s something about a science fiction book with a messed-up corporation. I just love them, and this book was no exception with the Jin Corporation, which has been causing a lot of issues.

what i disliked

  • The book didn’t really end in a cliffhanger. However, I still will read the next book!

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2 Comments

  1. YES YES YES I recently just finished Want and I loved it so much! It was really well written and so unique and I am so glad to see it getting all the hype and praise that it deserves! Thanks so much for sharing!

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