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 ...more
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You know how some books just read like a movie that you can see so clearly in your head? This NEEDS to be made into a movie. (And that doesn't mean this book isn't complete on its own in any way - just that it was that intense). It kind of felt like a futuristic dystopian heist story, yet was technically none of those things at the same time.
"I knew that the Taiwanese people's will was strong - that we endured. But we needed at least a fighting chance."
The story's se ...more
ONLY FOUR MONTHS TO GO IM SO EXCITED
No but, for real I am so excited for this to come out. It's like, one of my MOST anticipated 2017 releases
This book sounds so fucking good. Like a future society in which large corporations may possibly be polluting the world for wealth (*cough* what do you mean future) and also the cover is literally so stunning save me I c ...more
It's such an interesting theme and I love love the plot + storyline so very much. Cindy's writing, I believe, is my kind of writing. I thi ...more
Welcome to near-future Taipei, the world divided between yous (the ones who have) and meis (the ones who don't). The world, in which the air is so polluted and filled with viruses, the sky is no longer blue and people who can't afford luxurious and incredibly expensive suits designed and sold exclusively by a dirty international corporation based in Taipei.
This was what it meant to be a you, to have. To be genetically cultivated as a ...more
Set in a futuristic Taiwan, society is heavily divided and the people are under polluted air inimical to their health. Jason Zhou and his group of friends work together to uncover the secrets behind the distinguished Jin Corporation known to manufacture suits that provide the rich (who can afford them) with c ...more
Truth: I should be studying for a calculus and history exam tomorrow.
Another truth: Instead, I read Want in one sitting, and it left me WANTING more.
Filled with relevant discussion on issues happening now, a diverse range of misfits who come together to fight against the system, and a forbidden-love romance that is as light as it is deceptive, Want is one of THE Young Adult science fiction stories of the year.
I absolutely adored all the cultural references as well! Scalli ...more
Also I'm very in love with Daiyu, she is mine.
First things first - THIS COVER THOUGH. I mean, I can't possibly love it more if I tried, but I'll try pretty damn hard to because THIS COVER THOUGH.
And can we talk about how awesome Daiyu is? Actually let me talk about how awesome she is, but beneath a cut since learning about some of her awesome actions could change your reading
(view spoiler)[ Daiyu spends her kidnapping refusing to bow to damsel in distress tropes. She isn't hap ...more
There lots of cool world-building with new technologies and a deep social divide. Despite the dire environment, this book is a love letter to Taipei and captures it's vibrancy, energy and, of course, the food.
There's a lot of heart in this story since Jason and his friends are motivated by tragedy and a need to fight for the underprivileged. There's a strong social message about caring for the environment and for fellow human beings.
Not only does this book speak of environmental issues, which isn't an issue that is heavily relied on ...more
My favorite part about this? It's a sci-fi set in Asia, but it's not about being Asian, AND I LOVE IT. The characters are fun, the women are intelligent and independent thinkers, and it's just fun and interesting and important.
Pick this up when it's out on shelves.