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We are beyond excited to share our thoughts on the upcoming book (releasing tomorrow!) by Joan He:The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He
Published on May 4, 2021
Published by Roaring Brook Press
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
This book was received for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of this review.We'd like to thank the publishers and Netgalley for the review copy.
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At a Glance
A very enjoyable book! If you are a science fiction fan, looking for a book with plot twists and sisters’ bonds, then you should definitely pick up The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He, you won’t be disappointed.
“Find me, Cee”
A sisters’ quest to find each other across time and space. Set in the, eerily, not-too-distant future “The Ones We’re Meant to Find” is a dystopian novel about a love story. No, not your typical romantic love, but the unconditional, fierce, and profound love shared by two sisters. Each in their own way grieves for the loss of the other, only to end up finding themselves amid the loss.
In a world where you can “holo” into an event and a lot of everyday life takes place virtually, it is hard not to notice the similarities with our current world, devastated by COVID-19. A mystery centered around one sister’s need to experience the “real” world unfolds throughout He’s well written prose. A mystery that the other sister, who does not understand the appeal of the “real” world, aims to solve.
“For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea”.
#1 I’m on an abandoned island.
#2 I have no idea how or why, because (see #3)
#3 I quite possibly have a case of amnesia that worsens by the day.
The One’s We’re Meant to Find by Joan He, has a very slow start. I confess at first I was very confused; every chapter presents a different perspective, narrated in first person. As I read on however, the pacing picked up and every other chapter ended up being a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s no understatement to say that I devoured this.
I don’t want to reveal too much about the plot for fear of spoiling it, but the story in its essence is a story of self discovery. Its focal point: the lengths a person would go for their loved ones and the impact of such actions. The two protagonists are two sisters: Celia and Kasey, who deeply care about each other, but have completely different personalities. I fell in love with the story and the world. Joan He’s writing was so poetic.
Most choices are made before you reach the edge.
A thrilling science fiction story, highlighting the strength of a sister bond, this one is not to be missed!!!
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