The Ones We’re Meant to Find Book Review

That all being said, again I will reiterate that it’s a really cool premise and as a fierce supporter of the environment, I do appreciate an author using their platform to make a statement about what the future could look like if we don’t take action. Just unfortunately, this book missed the mark for me!
“None of us live without consequence. Our personal preferences are not truly personal. One person’s needs will deny another’s. Our privileges can harm ourselves and others.” 

Title: The Ones We’re Meant to Find
Author: Joan He
Type: Fiction
Published: 2021
Pages: 371
TW: Death, Suicide, Terminal Illness, Drowning, Violence, Grief, Environmental Disasters
The Ones We’re Meant to Find is a sci-fi-cum-dystopia centred on two sisters. Cee is stuck on a deserted island with memory loss and one objective: to find her sister. Worlds away Kasey lives in an eco-city in the sky where everyone must spend time living virtually in order to reduce their impact on the environment. With climate change causing damage at an unprecedented level, the cities provide safety for those who are privileged enough to live there. Kasey’s sister Celia disappeared three months prior, presumed dead no one knows why she vanished, but Kasey is determined to get to the truth and may just discovered some other secrets hidden along the way.

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With a dual narrative that switches between Cee and Kasey I liked that we had two perspectives, however very early on I found myself preferring Cee’s so much so that I was just waiting for it to return to her. Kasey’s surroundings and narrative were just way too confusing. I really feel like I needed at least another 100 pages of world-building before this book even started just so I could understand what on earth was going on.

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