The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie’s every waking thought. But when she discovers she’s a celestial spirit who’s powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.
Enter Quentin, a transfer student from China whose tone-deaf assertiveness beguiles Genie to the brink of madness. Quentin nurtures Genie’s outrageous transformation—sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively—as her sleepy suburb in the Bay Area comes under siege from hell-spawn.
~ I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Have you ever read a book and after the first page you instantly know you are going to love it? That was this book for me. It was so different from anything I've read recently and it was so great to get stuck in.
I was capitivated from the very first page and couldn't put it down until it was over and I didn't want it to be over. This book had a bit of everything, drama, romance, some laugh out loud moments, Chinese mythology and so much more.
Genie is an fantastic character to follow in this book and she really doesn't take any crap from anyone. All she wants to do is get good grades but, an unexpected visitor changes everything for her. With supernatural beings appearing and a boy who keeps saying she belongs to him, can Genie stop all of this happening and get back to her school work? Or, is something big about to happen that is about to change her life forever?
Genie was faisty, sarcastic and just an all over brilliant character. I really love reading about her journey and I think F. C. Yee has written one of my favourite books of the year. There has been a big buzz on this book in the blogging community and I can see why. My expectations where met and I cannot wait for everyone else to read this book so we can talk about what happened! If you love a story about a kick-ass heroine, Chinese mythology, drama, romance and so much more this is the book for you. This is a book to definitely look out for and I cannot wait to read it all over again. It was so captivating from the very first page and I'm just in love with it. I cannot wait to see what F. C. Yee writes next.