Here you can find young adult SFF book release calendar I prepared for the site, as well as the schedule of my upcoming blog post. I try to include books recommended or blurbed as diverse, especially own voices, books with LGBTQIA+ cast, books with disability representation, and books with non-white cultural setting, but please note that I haven’t read the books included in the calendar as “RELEASE DAY”. These are the books I intended to read and review. Please do contact me if you have any suggestion, especially regarding books to add or to remove from the list. Enjoy!
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RELEASE DAY – Want (Cindy Pon)
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 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?
Category: young adult | fantasy | scifi | Taiwan setting | Asian setting | POC main character | Asian main character | own voices