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Want
Want | Cindy Pon
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 citys 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 Corps CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?
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hissingpotatoes
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Panpan

2/5⭐ I applaud the author tackling the disastrous environmental situation we're in, & the book mostly flowed coherently. I enjoyed Pon's signature yummy food descriptions. However, EVERYTHING was telling instead of showing. The narrative stopped to go into detail about dynamics we've already learned about. Daiyu's motivation & trust regarding Zhou are built on the flimsiest of reasons & go into questionable Stockholm Syndrome territory.

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GivenLemons
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Pickpick

This was a fantastic book! I loved the characters and the setting and I devoured this. It feels really urgent, but also hopeful.

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MCYmermaid
Want | Cindy Pon
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Fun at Storytelling Panel! #SAM2018

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Sue
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I love that my library buys books for me.

SilversReviews Yes. Yah for libraries. 😍 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Libraries Rock!!📚❤️ 1y
RealLifeReading Libraries are the best!! 1y
CoffeeK8 My library is great about this for digital titles especially! 💕 libraries 1y
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Jared_Retro
Want | Cindy Pon
Pickpick

Great plot, fantastic writing, and great nod to Taiwanese culture!

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Nebula_of_Books
Want | Cindy Pon

Shout out to @Nitpickyabouttrains for this amazing #easterbookswap - I haven‘t read any of these so I‘m quite excited! I‘ve had my eye on the Poe Dameron book for quite a while so this is perfect!

Nitpickyabouttrains @Nebula_of_Books enjoy! I hope I didn‘t go overboard on the Star Wars stuff. 2y
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Preciouz29
Want | Cindy Pon
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Full disclosure, I‘m American born Taiwanese so I may be a bit biased. But, omg, I loved this so much! Everything about Taipei was correct; the non-English words all made sense; it wasn‘t too long; the protagonist was skeptical, but not overly so to the point I‘d want to throttle him; the friend circle made sense; and the heroine, everything about her! So highly recommend this book!

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theshrinkette
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Pickpick

There's a lot of YA books that have been/are being adapted in the last few years. Here's one that's a perfect candidate for an on-screen adaptation. Set in a futuristic Taiwan, this book examines socio-economic disparity, pollution, and global warming. The character development is fantastic, it's well-paced with a thrilling plot and I have a mighty need for the rest of this series.

#bookriot #riotgrams #bookthatshouldbeadapted

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KassKho
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😍😍😍😍 see anything you liked? #bookhaul

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bibliocurl
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Pickpick

Can't wait for Want #2!

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ssravp
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Mehso-so

Loved the concept but didn‘t love the execution.

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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

An intriguing YA dystopia that features environmental collapse to the degree that most air is unbreathable and the rich go around in personalized suits and helmets. It...seemed more realistic than I would have liked. Also I have enjoyed reading about rich teens since Gossip Girl, and the Taiwan twist here was a new spark in that genre.

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Shixam
Want | Cindy Pon
Panpan

Overall disappointing.

👍 Great concept, great setting, managed to occasionally keep me interested enough to keep reading.

👎 Poor And shallow characters who accomplish everything too easy, clunky writing, weird pacing, small annoying plot holes. I just wasn‘t invested in this book overall.

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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

YA dystopian story about greed, climate change and rising up to create your own future. Quick read with engaging characters set in future Taipei so polluted that the “mei” people (Withouts) only live to be 40 while the ultra rich You people (haves) consume everything transforming themselves and their environment at will. Interesting premise and compelling YA read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

I really liked this one about a near future where air quality is terrible and the class divide has only grown.

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Caryl
Want | Cindy Pon
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Lots of #runningandjumping in my current read.

#anditsaugust

Louise Someone put a thesaurus to good use! 😂 2y
Caryl @Louise - Yup! 😁 2y
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Audrey
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Overall, an enjoyable read set in an unusual (for YA) setting of Taipei, Taiwan with very diverse characters. Recognizable landmarks and food descriptions made it that much more fun. My issue is more with the plan that the characters had to solve the environmental problems, it was more half baked then fully realized. I also would have liked more background on all the characters. There were definite loose threads that may be resolved in book 2.

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Chrissyreadit
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Pickpick

I liked the underlying message of environment and greed. This was a fast entertaining read. It reminded me of Red Rising, one of my favorite trilogies, but less character development and shorter story.

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Caryl
Want | Cindy Pon
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Here are some of the titles I've got lined up for August. No required reading this month, but would love to get to at least a few of these. #augustmostanticipated #anditsaugust

@RealLifeReading

DebinHawaii Nice stack! 👍📚 2y
RealLifeReading I adored Kao Kalia Yang's latest book but haven't been able to find this one of hers yet. 2y
Caryl @RealLifeReading - Is it hard to find The Latehomecomer where you are? She is a local writer, so it's everywhere here. I'd be happy to send you a copy! 2y
Caryl @DebinHawaii - So excited about this stack! 😎I love the start of a new month. 2y
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Megnogged
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Only a couple chapter in so far but Cindy Pon's Want is pulling me in hard. I love getting thrown into this sci-fy futuristic version of Taipei where the intense pollution dictates who lives. The wealthy can afford special bubble suits and expensive habitats with clean air flow...while the poor are less lucky. This is the ultimate story of haves versus have nots and I can't wait to see where it goes! #scify #ya #booksandtea

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BillBlume
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Finished Cindy Pon's latest novel WANT, and I loved it. The book is a fast-paced, sci-fi, conspiracy thriller set in Taiwan with a major "Blade Runner" vibe and a dash of romance. I'll definitely be eagerly awaiting the sequel, even though this first book very much stands on its own.

My full GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1856931683

#Want #CindyPon #scifi #future #ya #youngadult #yascifi #Taiwan

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BillBlume
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A big plot twist just dropped in Chapter Eleven. Well played, Cindy Pon. Well played. #NoWay! #CindyPon #Want #Spoilers

Laura317 Tennant's face here is so appropriate! 3y
BillBlume @Laura317 is there ever a time when Tennant's face isn't appropriate? 😸 3y
Laura317 @billblume Good point! 😂 (edited) 3y
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BillBlume
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‪WANT starts with a simple definition of the meis and the yous. I'm now halfway through the book (just finished chapter 7), and Cindy Pon has patiently complicated things so well. Zhou's preconceptions of his world are starting to change and it's going to be interesting to see if it derails his team's plans to take down Jin Corp. #Want #CindyPon

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BillBlume
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Love the dedication to Cindy Pon's Want. Not only is the bit of "bad boy" wisdom funny, but I love that it's dedicated to Malinda Lo, one of my favorite YA authors. Started the book a few days ago. Really liking the story's structure and fast pacing. Zhou is a great hero for this story, and the cast is intriguing. The suspense is already incredibly tense, and I'm loving that. #CindyPon #Want #YA #youngadult #yascifi #scifi #dedication

RanaElizabeth I have heard nothing but amazing things about this and having loved Pon's other works, I should really just start this. 3y
BillBlume @RanaElizabeth yes! I loved Serpentine. This is a very different book from that, but her writing style is excellent. 3y
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Sharanya
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I was feeling iffy about this book, since I hadn't liked the author's other book that I'd tried, but boy am I glad I gave this a chance!! While the plot is fairly predictable, it was still fast-paced & full of intrigue. The romance was surprisingly sweet & heart-melting. Definitely put this on your list if you're looking for a super fun futuristic thriller! ★★★★☆.

laurenanalepa Now that I've read a 👍 review I can justify getting it. I've been on the fence because I knew I was just obsessed with the gorgeous cover art 3y
Sharanya @laurennalepa It's great! Let me know what you think 😊 3y
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ForeverYoungAdult
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We are suckers for authors who write about bibliophiles, and Cindy Pon's WANT is no exception! #cindypon #want #fyaquotes #quotes #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #yaliterature #yalit #youngadult

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Irisheyz77
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On way home from NYC I started Want by Cindy Pon. I've always been a huge fan of her stories & I've been very eager for this one after reading her short story in the Diverse Energies anthology. That story became Chapter 1 of this book & im loving it all

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Bookandbrunette
Want | Cindy Pon
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Hi hey hello

Welcome to another edition of YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK (!!!)

*pushes Want towards you*

12:45 // Favorite book by an own voices author?

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#books #want #cindypon #simonpulse #futuristic #ownvoices

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minandherbooks
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I promise it's even prettier in person.

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ExLibris_Kate
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Loved it!

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Irisheyz77
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Let's play a game! #game #litten #litsy #linegame
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Pg 117 of Want: A small voice in the back of my head whispered warning as I reached upward, searching for the best path to climb across the ceiling.

Fantasyfan Pg 117 of Shadow of Night: "Bread, hot from the oven, and spiced wine were laid before me on the table." I can live with that!?? 3y
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skrishna
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I wrote about near-future sci-fi to read over at the LA Times! http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-sci-fi-roundup-20170623-htmlsto...

theshrinkette Nice! 3y
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auroralector
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I got the chance to read an arc and loved this YA eco-thriller set in Taipei. It's like it was written for me. Anyway, my preorder arrived with some goodies so here's a note that you can read my review on my blog - link in my bio.

Jenryland Enjoyed this too! 3y
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booksyaknow
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Got this beauty in the mail yesterday, I'm so excited to read it!

Candidceillie I'm 40% through the audio for this and I looooove it 3y
booksyaknow @Candidceillie that makes me so happy! Ive only heard great things, I can't wait to read it 3y
Candidceillie @acereads I hope you enjoy it!! 3y
bbliophile Aaah I'm so excited about this one 🙌 3y
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SamMaybe
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Picked up a signed copy of Want from my local indie bookstore! The summary sounds like a YA cyberpunk, which is right up my alley. Can't wait to read this one! 💜
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#cyberpunk #scifi #yalit #bookhaul

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I went to Cindy Pon's book launch party for WANT in an independent bookstore and it was so much fun! She talked about WANT, she read an excerpt, did some Q&A's, gave away some glass pieces that her husband made, there was desserts, and did signings! Cindy was nice, sweet, and fun!

This boook has a dystopian near future feel. And the diversity game is lit! 🔥

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WilowRaven
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About half way through this one and really enjoying it. Anyone else read it?

DownrightDystopian Reading it now! I'm liking it so far! It's a very interesting world. 3y
WilowRaven I agree - The world is fascinating and maybe a little too realistic! 3y
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Jenryland
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Page-turning, futuristic romantic suspense! Giving away a copy on my blog - ends midnight on 6/19!

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Eviebookish
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A powerful, intelligent, and very deftly plotted Sci Fi novel with environmental undertones that feel all too familiar and real for comfort. Deadly smog, corruption, social divides - it's all stuff we are faced with presently, all around the world.
I breezed through this book, it was so good! And I really enjoyed getting to know the diverse cast of characters and cheering them on their mission. I definitely recommend reading it!

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thebooksbuzz
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holyhades i see succulents all over ig and the urge to get one when i saw some at walmart the other day was strong 3y
thebooksbuzz @holyhades I highly recommend and they are so low maintenance 😘 3y
holyhades well i may just have to go back to walmart and get some 🌚 3y
WordWaller SUCCULENTS 😍😍 3y
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MyFriendsAreFiction
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n Want-Cindy Pon introduces her readers to a beautifully rendered futuristic Taipei which feels incredibly realistic. The characters are very well developed and easy to love. The action kept me flipping the pages and fretting about the outcome.

Biblio.phile Love this cover! 3y
literary_dreamer This cover is awesome😍🖤✨ 3y
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sincerelykarenjo
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Happiest Book Birthday to Want and Cindy Pon! Can't wait to read this beauty!

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theshrinkette
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This book is so good it kept me up wayyyyyy too late last night. #AsianLitBingo

Joanne1 Always a good sign, but so hard the next day. 3y
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MCYmermaid
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TFW I can't decide if I am in the mood for prose or illustrated narrative, and my reading companions are no help...

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ohbthr
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Book mail is the best mail! So excited for this one. :D

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theshrinkette
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Galley braaaaggggggggg💖

Nafiza Ahhhhh. 3y
thec0zy So jealous!! That's awesome. 3y
BiblioNyan SO JEALOUS!! Haha. 😆 3y
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