Want (Want #1) by Cindy Pon ~ Review



Want (Want #1)
Hardcover328 pages
Published June 13th 2017 
by Simon Pulse
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars



Synopsis:

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?



Review:

Thank you Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of Want for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Want was a little slow at first but once the story picked up I could not put it down. Cindy Pon nailed a males POV. and I was completely captivated and so happy at a fresh take on a dystopian world. The character development was so on-point. I felt like I knew even the side characters and cared what happened to them. 

I loved the fact we got to witness the world from all society aspects as Jin goes from living a different life to going in and pretending to be part of the wealthy class. This was definitely a book I would read again and I am highly recommending this as the new must read dystopian.


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About the Author:
Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association’s Booklist, and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYA. Her most recent duology Serpentine and Sacrifice (Month9Books) were both Junior Library Guild selections and received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. WANT (Simon Pulse), also a Junior Library Guild selection, is a near-future thriller set in Taipei releasing June 13th. RUSE, the sequel, is slated for spring 2019. She is the co-founder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. Cindy is also a Chinese brush painting student of over a decade. Learn more about her books and art at http://cindypon.com. 


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