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What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…
by Cindy Pon
Releases June 13th, 2017 from Simon Pulse
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?
I loved Cindy Pon’s Silver Phoenix, though I never got around to reading the sequel, or the start of her second series Serpentine. Still, I always look out for books based on Asian culture with Asian characters by Asian authors, so I was uber-excited to learn of Cindy’s newest novel. Want is set in a futuristic Taipei, Taiwan, and from the synopsis, it sounds like an intense plot to reveal the greed and corruption Jin Corp and the wealthy are bought into. Can’t wait!
Are you looking forward to reading Want?
What can’t you wait to read right now?