The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, by F. C. Yee
On Sale Date: August 8, 2017
Published by: Amulet Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)
**I received this as an ARC as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble.**
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…
Right off the bat, this book was epic and amazing. It was fun, exciting, had me laughing out loud multiple times, and kept me captivated the entire time I read it. It’s the story of a girl who wants to succeed in life and is willing to do whatever it takes to get there, but is unfortunately interrupted by some demons escaping from Diyu (Chinese Hell) that it turns out she has to help get rid of. It seems like a typical storyline, however, in all honesty it is anything but. Continue reading “Book Review | THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO, by F. C. Yee”