Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

She's on her way to school when she sees these bullies beating on a young man.  She throws her backpack at them but the victim tells her he's OK and to carry on.  She does.  Then he shows up in her school, in her class, and walks across desks to tell her she's his...

Amulet Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review, (thank you).  It has been published.

Genie only wants to stick to school work, volley ball and getting ready for college.  Having this cute guy hanging around is not part of the plans.  Especially since he says they were friends in a previous life.  Her life is about to change.  She's Asian and she has powers she doesn't know about and the demons are coming after her.

There's lots of action, the demons are devious and can shape shift and they intend to kill her.  But Genie is smart, in good shape, and doesn't want to die.  In between things, she finds herself falling for the boy that claimed her.  But there's a big battle coming and much more danger for her and her friend to overcome.

I enjoyed Genie's comments, her determination to overcome the demons so she can get back to getting ready for college, and her relationship with the Monkey King.  Not all those mythological tales were only myth...

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