The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Posted by Krystal Larson at 12:15 AM Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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?
When I saw this at ALA I knew that I had to review this book! Dee has a pretty disappointing home life. Boxed into an unhappy house, she just wants to maintain her distance and leave. She sees academics and success as her way out. When that escape plan is threatened, she takes drastic action and offers up a piece of herself to a demon. Little does she know that the demons have an alternate use for all of those body parts/pieces that they gather from people hoping to get a wish in return.
In this world, demons appeared and explained to the public that by receiving a piece of someone's body/soul they get a wish (the demon grants one). Dee's character felt like she could be someone I know in reality. She was resilient, stubborn, brave, and a little foolish. James was a wonderful surprise. He was nothing like the typical young adult love interest tropes. His kindness and love for Dee was adorable and sweet. The other characters rounded out the story and helped to explain some of what was going on with the demons. I loved the ending though I still maintain this is a rainy day read. It is the perfect book for a road trip or plane ride, too! I literally flew through this book in one sitting.
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