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  1. says:

    Is everyone just sleeping on this book I feel like no one is talking about it This was excellent I loved each and every one of the characters th

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    We live in tumultuous times Pollution and global warming are on the rise the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer and we live in a society where corporations have a startling amount of power over our own lives It is for these reasons that we need books that tackle social and political issues and books that of

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    MY MOST ANTICIPATED 2017 RELEASE LIVED UP TO MY EXPECTATIONS oh the joy Not to mention I now own a book thats beautiful inside and out Truly Cindy Pon has blessed me 😭 😭The closest thing I can compare WANT to is Six of Crows

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    Cindy Pon's Want is an incredible insight into a future rocked by pollution and corruption Dripping in Diversity and delicious roman

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    A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewIts hard enough to get me into sci fi make it YA and I

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    Originally posted on my blogThere were three major reasons I was super excited about this book The first is tha

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    4 45 stars Leaning towards 45 because I can't stop thinking about this book WOW Cindy Pon's newest novel WANT is a thrill of a ride

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    I have no feelings I me

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    you can find this review and others over on my blog This is the type of dystopian that we need of There's no overthrowing a government There's no chosen one There's no faction It's a very real very plausible and a very fu

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    Boricuan Bookworms Book Reviews Mei without; pronounced  may You to have; pronounced yo Want is set in a near future Taipei where pollution is extreme and big corporations contaminate for profit Cindy Pon’s world building is excellent and incredibly immersive It’s easy to believe that this is what our world can become in 70 or 80 years time We can see that this is direct criticism to today’s society; a

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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 moth Is everyone just sleeping on this book I feel like no one is talking about it This was excellent I loved each and every one of the characters the futuristic take on Taipai was fascinating to read about and the story arc developed really nicely I won t say it s a book that had me SHOOK to the core but it was a super enjoyable read Can t wait for the next book Forgotten Gospel of his moth Is everyone just sleeping Iris Murdoch Work For The Spirit on this book I feel like no Macbeth one is talking about it This was excellent I loved each and every Bishops Angel one Bedhead Skin Deep 3 of the characters the futuristic take Sticks And Stones Broken Heart 2 on Taipai was fascinating to read about and the story arc developed really nicely I won t say it s a book that had me SHOOK to the core but it was a super enjoyable read Can t wait for the next book

REVIEW Want by Cindy Pon

Want by Cindy Pon

Er who died as a result of it Zhou is determined to change things no matter the costWith 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 manufactur Originally posted on my blogThere were three major reasons I was super excited about this book The first is that I ve read Cindy s previous books and was interested in seeing how she would tackle a different genre than usual The second is that I ve read Blue Skies the original short story that Want was based on so I wanted to see how the novel version builds upon it The third is that it takes place in Taiwan where my family is from and there is basically no Taiwanese representation in YA so I was glad that my motherland was finally getting the spotlight in the fiction I love so much There was a lot pinned on this book and by and large Want did not disappointAn alternate version of the Taipei I know and love comes to life in this story familiar in many ways such as its night markets karaoke joints 7 Elevens and landmarks Taipei 101 included but also different having evolved into a near future dystopia where high tech commodities and abject poverty brush against each other in stark juxtaposition The sights and sounds smells and tastes give the setting texture and presence In particular the descriptions of food will leave you desperate to take a trip to Taiwan to indulge multiple cravingsWant is a great example of diversity within diversity when it comes to the cast of characters Although our protagonist Jason Zhou belongs to the ethnically Han majority we also have supporting characters who reflect some the increasing ethnic diversity in Taiwan One is the dapper Victor who works and sends money back to his family in the Philippines and the other is the pragmatic Arun who is Indian and comes from a family of brilliant research scientists In addition to the ethnic diversity we have two Asian girls in a relationship bisexual glasses wearing hacker girl Lingyi and silent but deadly and athletic Iris Together the five of them form the perfect team and supportive family to one anotherIn order to accomplish their mission Jason and friends have to break through both physical and social barriers The latter means that Jason must pass as a rich boy to infiltrate Jin Corporation and this is by far the toughest part of the mission Jason comes from a poor family and his mother died of sickness because they couldn t afford healthcare and he has to adopt the mannerisms and attitude of the wealthy elite for whom money has never been an issue of the people he resents the most His disorientation and discomfort and heightened class consciousness while navigating privileged spaces are visceral and tangible and portrayed very wellJason is a very relatable character for me His love for books and use of books as escapism resonated with me and show in his references to both Western and Chinese literary classics His struggle to trust others especially those in the privileged class that treats him as disposable is familiar to me as well Also his desperation to do something to change the toxic system he lives in is basically the story of my life I empathized with his frustrations doubts disgust and conflicting feelingsMuch of the conflict of this story centers on class tensions In particular it explores systemic oppression and how privilege affects someone s worldview This conflict is played out in Jason s interactions with Daiyu who is sensitive and kind but also sheltered and ignorant due to her upbringing Her individual niceness and good intentions don t negate her privilege or complicity so Jason struggles with his affections toward her as an individual while he is plotting to destroy the foundation of her unearned privilegeIf you re looking for a slow burn angst filled romance this book has that Jason and Daiyu manage in spite of their differences in class to gradually find common ground and let down their barriers enough to be vulnerable around and real with each other in key moments For those who live for it there is an abundance of unresolved sexual tension that both frustrates and entertainsThe story balances the heist with the romance and character arcs stringing the reader along with a mix of suspense and action The final one third of the book ups the stakes and packs an emotional punch several times over with twists and revelations and a heart stopping climax The ending ties up enough loose ends to satisfy but is realistic in its developments as systemic change doesn t happen overnightMy one minor critiue of this book is the mixed treatment of beauty standards Although it recognized the ever changing nature of fashion and beauty trends it also uncritically described certain people s bodies as perfect in one or two places without addressing how factors like racism colorism sexism cissexism ableism sizeism 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Ing the pollution that makes them necessaryYet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth the 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 hea I have no feelings I mean I never do but I have especially few feelings after finishing this For such a hyped book on twitter I was really expecting a bit This didn t do much beyond entertain me It was fine I think I might ve even liked this if not for the hype PLOT cliche but entertainingSometimes I read books that feel like action movies And that s fine Those are perfectly entertaining if not necessarily the most meaningful Maybe you ll enjoy this if you re a big fan of action movies but man this was not for me But here s my real uestion why was this so cliche This book focuses on Zhou a revolutionary who s trying to take down a powerful corporation s head How will he do that Oh yes by seducing the man s daughter Daiyu Take a wild guess as to what will happen next Will he fall in love with her Will they have an angsty romance Well yes Want is a bit of a cliche book It s a fun book but i felt as if I d read the whole thing before In Fox Forever by Mary E Pearson And Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan And a lot of other books I m reading Now I Rise by Kiersten White right now and even that book skirts this trope This really isn t a new trope I almost want to uibble with this being a series Really I don t usually like plot driven series This was mostly plot driven and I just don t know how this is going to continue in a narratively satisfying way This almost could ve stood alone the conclusion is fairly satisfying although it doesn t wrap up the world I m just worried as to how Cindy Pon will follow this up That being said there was a lot I liked about the plot It s super fast paced first of all I felt entertained than annoyed with the plot even despite the cliches This is a trope for a reason after all it leads to a lot of entertainment WORLDBUILDING has potentialI ve seen this book recommended a lot for worldbuilding so I m going to talk a little about this I d probably compare the level of worldbuilding complexity to that of The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie There are a lot of things about the worldbuilding that are intriguing but there s really not much there on page That being said I do love the themes of environmentalism This book focuses on corporate greed and poverty in an interesting way if a little heavy handed I also appreciated that this isn t set in the US All that being said I m not necessarily in love with the worldbuilding here It was fine it was intriguing I wanted Same as every other category CHARACTERS lukewarmWell it is an action movie These characters aren t terrible I didn t dislike them they were fine They were just so lukewarm Where are the personalities Can y all name a single one of Zhou s character traits beyond brooding I actually think this book would ve been better if it had been told in dual point of view between Daiyu and Zhou Daiyu the love interest was probably my favorite character she s funny and sweet and badass without being a jerk I m really interested in seeing about her And since I ve talked about the love interest maybe I should talk about the romance It was cute It was fine Can I be honest and say there should ve been angst This should be full of tension and somehow it wasn t Aside from her however I liked but didn t love the rest I did like Zhou s suad dynamic and several of those side characters Iris and Lingyi are a cute side couple and a great addition to the batch and Arun Dr Nataraj s son was a sweet nerdy character Unfortunately I was not a big fan of Lingyi s ex Victor He was literally just there to be angsty over the fact that his ex was dating someone else Should I care I don t CONCLUSION fine but I expected This wasn t by any means a bad book it was just aggressively not for me If you re a fan of action books this one is fine I just wanted I guessBlog Goodreads Twitter Youtube