Blog Tour | The Ones We’re Meant to Find

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Today I’m bringing to y’all the blog tour of The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He brought to you by TBR and Beyond Tours. I’m so excited and delighted to share my thoughts with y’all on this book. So, let’s start the tour!

About the Book

Title: The Ones We’re Meant to FindBy: Joan He

Published by: Text Publishing • On: 4.05.2021

Pace: Fast Pages: 384Age: 12 and up

Standalone Genre: YA Science FictionRating: 3.4

Song: Swan Song by Dua Lipa

Book Links: AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryIndigoIndieBound

Content Warning: terminal illness, suicide, violence (including choking), death, death of parent (off page), vomiting, large scale natural disasters and mass casualties, some gore.

One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars with sci-fi scope, Lost with a satisfying resolution.

Cee awoke on an abandoned island three years ago. With no idea of how she was marooned, she only has a rickety house, an old android, and a single memory: she has a sister, and Cee needs to find her.

STEM prodigy Kasey wants escape from the science and home she once trusted. The eco-city—Earth’s last unpolluted place—is meant to be sanctuary for those commited to planetary protection, but it’s populated by people willing to do anything for refuge, even lie. Now, she’ll have to decide if she’s ready to use science to help humanity, even though it failed the people who mattered most.


I received an eARC of this book from Text Publishing courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author, publisher, and TBR and Beyond Tours for letting me be a part of this tour.

You can check others post from the Tour Scehdule.

Rep: East Asian MCs

Binary Stars

This book is about these two sisters– Celia (also referred to as Cee) who is lost on the island and Kasey (Kay) looking for her lost sister from the eco-city, which is in the sky.

Kasey was a detached person. She became more aloof as the book progressed. She felt like a robot to me because she hardly smiled or showed any emotions. The only person she cared for was her sister. She felt lost and alone without her. She became a cold person in the second-half of the book. She was ingenious and her inventions did save everyone from a fatal end.

Celia is a social person. She is stranded alone on the island looking for a way out to escape it. She has lost her memories but can remember only about her sister. All she has there is a house stocked with clothes, and a bot to keep her company. Though she doesn’t remember her past, her subconscious does. It’s where she gets all the names for her boats. No wonder, I thought Hubert was a real person in the beginning.

Unlike Kasey, Celia wants the comfort of people. She’s always been the light while Kasey was a mere shadow (that’s according to Kasey).

In a Nano

One of my favorite aspect of this novel was how they used SI units in their vocabulary. Instead of ‘Oh God’ they’d use ‘Joules’. This was so nerdy but I loved it.

Eco-cities and the Sea

Humans here lived in stratums of different levels. As you go higher, you’d go farther from the sea and the lower levels bring you closer to the sea.

The after effects of Global Warming and natural disasters have led these people to acclimate to this new way of living. It involved people interacting through holos, to avoid further damage to humans.

This aspect was very relevant to our current situation. Like video calls, holos enabled them to engage virtually. The main aim behind this was to promote virtual living and it worked out well in the book. You don’t get to see real people here. They attended parties or any meeting through holoing. At one part even Kasey is unable to differentiate between a real person and their holo, blurring the line between virtual and real.

In a way, this virtual lifestyle sounded effective. It focused on reducing further environmental damage.

But it’s too late to do damage control, because nature doesn’t wait for anyone. There are megaquakes, and water levels Rising that wiped out millions. So Kasey proposes her idea of saving humans and prevents further deaths.

Eco-cities felt more like synthetic way of living. It was very unnerving to know that ones memories can stored in a chip, which can easily destroyed or manipulated.

The sea is the only thing that isn’t built by humans. But it’s polluted and intoxicated making it dangerous for anyone who comes in contact without antiskin and goggle-masks. It was sad to see how sea was feared and shown as something that made people to dislike it.

Kasey was so paranoid when she visited the sea with Celia. She kept checking the biomonitor every few seconds. So, the sea was the only echo of the past because everything else in this world was advanced and made.

Humans v/s Bot

Everytime I read sci-fi, I keep coming back to the same question,”What makes one human?”

There’s one twist in the story that made me think about this. People in this book were implanted with intraface which made them listen more to what it suggested than their own mind. If you’re worried whether bots are the villains here, then you are wrong. This book is about making choices and finding solutions to save the human race. I was impressed with Kasey’s solution. Like mentioned earlier, Kasey was more like a robot, but did it make her less human? These were some of the thoughts that I was left with after finishing the book.


The Ones We’re Meant to Find is staggering, compulsive, and beyond imagination. It’s a futuristic novel that focuses on current issues set in a world where humans are on the verge of extinction. There were many projects that were undertaken to protect planets and can you imagine “sky bound immigration?” Yes, people lived in skies, defying gravity and trying to reduce further natural disasters by adopting to live virtually in this book. It was nice to read about how science played it’s role in the book. I highly recommend this book to those who love YA Sci-Fi.

I think most choices are made before you reach the edge.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
TW // Memory Loss and check synopsis for the others.
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.

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Giveaway (US Only):

One winner will receive a finished copy of The Ones We’re Meant to Find. This giveaway ends on May 10th.

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Have you read this book or is it on your TBR? Let me know your thoughts on it in the comments.

“The world only exists in your eyes– your conception of it. You can make it as big or as small as you want to.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

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