SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK
Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay. Determined to find her, Cee devotes her days to building a boat from junk parts scavenged inland, doing everything in her power to survive until the day she gets off the island and reunites with her sister.
In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara is also living a life of isolation. The eco-city she calls home is one of eight levitating around the world, built for people who protected the planet―and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return.
Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But as the public decries her stance, she starts to second guess herself and decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. At a young age,she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that storytelling was her favorite form of expression. She studied Psychology and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the Delaware River. Descendant of the Crane is her debut young adult fantasy.
𝐌𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞- Science Fiction, Young Adult, Mystery & Thriller, Fantasy
The story is told from two perspectives. Cee, who wakes up as an inhabitant three years ago and she has no idea why she ended up being there and how she got there. All she knows is that she has to find her sister Kasey. On the other hand, we have Kasey who lives in a city called “eco city” which is a floating city. The description of each and every thing was amazing.
I felt that the initial chapters were a bit confusing and for a moment I thought of DNFing this book but I am glad I did not because without any doubt, it was one of the best novels I have ever read. IT LITERALLY BLEW ME AWAY. The mysterious aspects associated with this book was just mind blowing and the twist was… I do not have enough words to express my feelings for this book. This book kept me on the edge of the seat throughout. I highly recommend this book not just to sci-fi readers but to everyone in general. While reading the book, I felt as if I am on a journey with both the characters and the description felt so real. I am definitely going to re-read it very soon. Another thing I loved the most about this book was that it was fast paced. I was able to finish more than 50% of the book in one sitting and to be honest, I could not sleep for days. I wish I could give this book all the stars in this world.
𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘞𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨- suicide, death, violence, parental death (off page), drowning, terminal illness,
➖The problem with oceans? They always seem smaller from the shore.
➖It was the perfect place for hiding secrets.
➖When I linger in the memory, though, the water around us trembles.