Book #94: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

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?

The Hearts We Sold is actually a book I requested on NetGalley, but didn’t win. What’s great is that I did still get it only in last month’s Owlcrate box. In the book club I’m a part of, on Facebook, This is the first book we read for the month.

Now, the first thing I have to say is that I like this book. I do. It is a mix of fantasy or Sci-Fi with contemporary. I wouldn’t say that the author was confused about what genre she wanted this to be. To be honest, I think it was deliberate and her beautiful writing style reflects that.

The prose is almost fairy tale like. Otherworldly. It is well written and I was hooked instantly. The characters were well written and each had their own personal style to them. It was a good book.

And here’s the but… I’m not sure what it is. The book is good, but it didn’t grab grab me. Know what I mean? It was a good fluff read or in between book. That’s what it is.

In all, I’m not sure if I want to keep the book or gift it or whatever. It is a good book and I do recommend it. As a fluff read, if you’re like me.

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