Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book Review: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Release Date: August 8th, 2017
Read: August 10th-15th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series: Standalone
Format: ARC, 400 pages
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Description from GoodReads:

   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?


Contains Minor Spoilers:

   Cold hands, cold heart.
   The idea of a world where you can sell limbs and other body parts to demons in order to get wishes fascinated me. The idea really reminded me of the show Supernatural, and its crossroads demons and hell hounds. Since I really enjoyed the first few seasons of the show, I decided to give The Hearts We Sold a try.

   Emily Lloyd-Jones' writing was fairly addicting, the pages just flew by when reading the book. Although as much as the writing was addicting, the story itself was not what I was expecting. I wanted a story about people making wishes and just their lives with their missing limbs and granted wishes. But of course it ended up becoming an alien, save the world book. The storyline we got didn't feel right with the synopsis.

   One thing I enjoyed about the little heartless group was that they all had their reasons for selling their hearts. It was neat to get little breaks from the main plot line to get a quick chapter from each of the characters. In particular I really loved Cal's story, the brainiac kid who traded his heart so that his grandfather could have one. Being a huge supporter of organ donation, I couldn't help but love his story.

   Overal The Hearts We Sold was a quick, sweet read that I'd recommend to anyone looking for something fast, with no commitment and is craving a good old fashion YA paranormal read.


Favourite Quote:

"Stars die, worlds die with them."

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Demons, Aliens

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