Book Birthday

Happy Release Day to these two books that have been on my TBR for a long while.  

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

F.C. Yee


Published by Amulet Books August 8,2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology, Romance
Pages: Hardcover 336
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The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…

I was able to snag an ARC at the Pique booth during Yallwest and also met the author. (He’s so nice!) The premise sounds super awesome and I’ve been meaning to read this… BUT then I started to get into blogging and all of a sudden I have a long list of books to read for reviews. And it doesn’t help that my work life has been nonstop crazy busy… Anyway, I’ll definitely adding this for my Septermber TBR cause I cannot wait any longer!!!


The Hearts We Sold

Emily Llyod-Jones


Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: Hardcover 400
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When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

Both of these books deal with demons, but in different ways. Both have some romance so that’s definitely a plus for me. Both sound really exciting and fun, and absolutely amazing. I’m seriously hoping I can get to them really really soon.

Sincerely Karen Jo