- 14+ years
|Author||by Cindy Pon|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Publication Date||13 June 2017|
|Number of Pages||336|
Paste Magazine's Best YA Novel of 2017 A Junior Library Guild Selection "Vividly conjured...positively chilling." -The New York Times Book Review "Fresh, compelling-and timely." -Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series "An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller." -Kirkus Reviews "Pon excels as this society's architect, constructing sights, sounds, and smells that make this Taipei come alive." -Booklist "A strong sci-fi novel that will entice an array of readers." -School Library Journal "A gripping, fast read that blends cultural elements, edgy tech, and a future coming out of a recognizable pollution-heavy current path." -BCCB "Cindy Pon's sci-fi debut envisions a world that could very easily become our own." -Beth Revis, author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series "A story brimming with high-octane action. What a rollercoaster!" -Marie Lu, author of the New York Times bestselling The Young Elites trilogy "You will not find a more plausible or terrifying dystopian future, and if you've always wanted to visit Taipei, this book is a first-class ticket." -Ann Aguirre, author of the New York Times bestselling Razorland trilogy "Fast-paced, utterly engrossing, and highly recommended." -Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood
Cindy Pon is the author ofSilver Phoenix, which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association'sBooklist, the first title in another Chinese-inspired fantasy duology, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews fromSchool Library JournalandVOYA. She is the cofounder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and on the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. Cindy is also a Chinese brush painting student of over a decade. Learn more about her books and art at CindyPon.com.
Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.