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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Our Mundie Moms 2017 Favorites Week Kicks off 12/26/17!

It's that time of year to share our favorites from through out the year. Don't miss it! We're wrapping up the year with a week full of our 2017 favorites! We'll be sharing our favorite reads, characters, and more, as well as our most anticipated 2018 reads. We will have GIVEAWAYS! Our Mundie Moms 2017 Favorites fun begins on Tuesday, December 26th, here on the blog, and on our social media sites. We're looking forward to sharing our favorites with you, and seeing your favorite lists. Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!

WANT by Cindy Pon / Book Review #Want

By: Cindy Pon
Published by: Simon Pulse
Released on: June 13th, 2017
Series: Want #1
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4.5 Stars: I Really Enjoyed It
E-Book from publisher in exchange for my honest review

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?

WANT is a glimpse into a not so distant future that is rocked by pollution, and plagued by corruption. Rich in diversity and given the perfect kind of romance, Pon's newest release is one fantastic sci-fi read! This book was awesome!

In a divided city where wealth and privilege's elite are greatly out numbered by the poor and needy, Jason Zhou finds himself in a desperate situation. One in which he feels his only way out of, is to kidnap the daughter of man who runs the Jin Corp. The very company who has fueled the wealth in the city, and has allowed the poor to live and die in absolute misery. Not to mention his company is the source of the deadly pollution killing scores of people. Zhou would know, since he just recently lost his mother to it.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Zhou's plan to get out of his situation definitely isn't his best idea, however, I understood why he came up with this plan. Kidnapping the daughter of the owner of Jin Corp should be his ticket to freedom. His plan definitely doesn't go quite as smoothly as planned. When Zhou kidnaps Daiya for ransom, he definitely get more than he bargained for. It wasn't hard to want a better life for Zhou and his friends. I desperately wanted him to catch his break and have a way out of the life he's stuck in.

Daiya is the kind of character who I immediately found myself interested in. Just like Zhou. There's something about the two of them I found intriguing, and real about. Daiya definitely surprised me. She isn't a helpless character, nor is she the easy to win over love interest. There's more than meets the eye with Daiya, as is the case with Jason. These two have common ground is the most unlikely of ways. It was intriguing and sometimes entertaining to watch them maneuver through their complicated situations and relationship. 

I loved that this book's romance was not a love at first sight. In fact, there wasn't even a liking at first site. What transpires is something interesting, and it definitely felt natural with regards to the romance. It's so good. It's just the kind of romance I've come to except and love from a Cindy Pon book. 

Along with the story's main characters, are a wide range of characters that are so well written. They effortlessly sprang to life. I love it when there's a variety of characters who all have varies degrees for being apart of the story, as these characters all did. Each played a crucial part to the over all story. Surprisingly, there was something about the characters I found relatable.

The thing that really hooked me with WANT, was the way in which Pon created both her characters, and the world in which they lived. To match her incredibly well developed characters, is a vivid, extremely detailed, world. It was easy to see the future possibly of a similar world like WANT's. I found the world building to be just as fascinating as the characters. 

I am not a big sci-fi, futuristic reader, but Pon's writing had my attention. This book hooked me right off the bat, and it quickly became a fast paced, action packed read I could not put down. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent reading this book, and I highly recommend picking it up!

OUT TODAY! 12/12/17 YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest YA releases! Check out what's out, and which book was released yesterday, below: 
  1. The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy, Delacorte Press
  2. Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen, Delacorte Press
  3. Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout, *released 12/11/17, na
I know December is a slower release month, but if I accidentally left off any new YA releases from today, please leave me a comment below so I can add it to the list. HAPPY READING!