Two sisters. An unputdownable story.

Cee woke up on the shores of an abandoned island three years ago with no idea how she got there. Now eighteen, she lives in a shack with an ageing android, and a single memory: she has a sister, and she has to escape to find her.

From the safety of the eco-city floating above Earth, now decimated by natural disasters, sixteen-year-old Kasey mourns Cee whom she’s sure is dead. She too wants to escape: the eco-city is meant to be a sanctuary for people who want to save the planet, but its inhabitants are willing to do anything for refuge, even lie. Is Kasey ready to use technology to help Earth, even though it failed her sister?

Cee and Kasey think that what they know about each other and their world is true. Both are wrong. If you loved We Were Liars or Black Mirror, you’ll love The Ones We’re Meant to Find, a clever, inspirational thriller.

Joan He is a Chinese-American writer. Descendant of the Crane was her debut young-adult fantasy novel. She is donating some of the proceeds of her second novel, The Ones We’re Meant to Find, to Ocean Conservancy. Joan lives in Philadelphia and writes from a desk overlooking the Delaware River.

‘I fell in love with this haunting, futuristic world and the sisters searching for each other in it. He’s words will stay with you long after the final page.’ Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter

‘In a climate-ravaged future, the love between two sisters is the only hope for humanity’s future. This is sci-fi at its best: floating cities, kindness and desert islands.’ Lauren James, author of The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker

May 4, 2021  |  336 pages
(Read from Jun 4, 2021 to Jun 7, 2021)
Grade: B+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 60% Entertainment, 40% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High