Author: Cindy Pon
Series: Want #1
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Romance
Pub Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: FC from ALAAC 2017
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?
Ah, science fiction, the genre that seems to get brushed aside. At least that’s how it seems when it comes to me. I read a ton of fantasy, but sci-fi is a different story. It’s not that I dislike the genre–quite the opposite. I love it. When my friends started reading Want and praising it, I knew I had to check it out. Plus, look at that cover! As soon as I had a gap in my reading schedule, I dove in and devoured the story in two days.
Overall, it was an enjoyable book (I wouldn’t have been able to read it so quickly if it was bad). It lands smack in the middle of star ratings; it had some great things about it, but it also had some weak spots.