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Book Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #1)Title: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Authors: F. C. Yee
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: Amulet 
Rating: 3/5 stars









Book Summary:

She annihilates standardized tests and the bad guys.

Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.

But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. While Genie knows Quentin only as an attractive transfer student with an oddly formal command of the English language, in another reality he is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate—right down to the furry tale and penchant for peaches.

Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance.

Book Review:

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was a book that many people had mentioned and was something that had been on my radar and then I got sent a review copy. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was a highly entertaining read that I enjoyed from start to finish. 

Although this book was a lot of fun I can definitely say that it did take me a while to read and I think that this hindered my experience of reading it on some levels. I often found that because I left it for so long that this dampened my overall enjoyment of the book. This was mainly my fault though and not the fault of the book. 

One of the best parts of the book is definitely the diverse element throughout and Genie Lo as a whole. Genie Lo as a character was so funny and a wonderful part of the book and it goes into the writing which was so witty and had so much humour which was the best part of it. I guess the best part of the book was how humorous this book was. Genie took everything like a normal person did and it was so interesting to see how these situations were handled. I also loved her relationship with Quentin as it was really funny but also really lovely and the best parts of it were their relationship grow over the course of the story. 

The plot of the story also follows Chinese mythology which I loved reading and learning about and it was really enjoyable reading something that I had never seen before in YA. I feel like it does have some interesting elements to it and the plot was really entertaining and keep me enjoyed throughout. 

The Verdict:

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a unique urban fantasy which was thoroughly entertaining and highly enjoyable. 

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