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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

In YA Book Reviews on August 22, 2017 at 7:32 pm


by F. C. Tee

YA Fantasy/©2017/Stand Alone/Recommended for 7th Grade and Above

Book Description (Courtesy of Goodreads)

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.

My Thoughts:

This was a highly entertaining read. Genie and Quentin are truly unique characters who will make a memorable impression on your heart and soul.  It is beautifully written, and the plot is highly creative, witty and action packed. I found it hard to put down.  With its references to Chinese mythology, I think it will be especially appealing to fans of Percy Jackson.