The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
4.5 out of 5 stars.
“Most people feel like their lives are out of their control. Like everything could change in a moment, depending on luck or chance. And while that’s probably true, I like to think that I was the one who made the choices that brought me to this moment.”
Goodreads Description: 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?
I was sent an ARC of The Hearts We Sold from The Novl. (Check out their monthly newsletters for chances to win books from them!) It was just released last week.
I am so happy I received an ARC of The Hearts We Sold. I read the description of the book and I knew it was right up my alley. I am a hardcore Supernatural (tv show) fan, so when I seen this book was about making deals with demons, I was ALL over it.
I loved all of the characters in the book, especially Dee, Gremma, and James. I loved James and Dee together. Gremma had me laughing so much. The daemon was super creepy, but I really enjoyed his character a lot. A lot of things in this book were creepy though and that’s what made it fun. Can you imagine living in a world with demons? They’ll grant you anything you want in exchange for a piece of you. Most of the demons want body parts (arms and legs), but the daemon wants more and that’s where the hearts come into play!
I really liked that there were chapters in the book that let you know about all of the other “heartless” and what they sold their hearts for. It helped to better connect with them as people. Everyone wants different things, good or bad, what are you willing to give in exchange for what you want?
Overall, The Hearts We Sold was such a fun book to read, but it was also heartbreaking which I was honestly not expecting. I thought that this book was really original and not something that I’ve read before. There were definitely some “WHAAAAT???!!!!” moments as I was reading this book. The plot twist was very unexpected, but was so good. I liked that there were little bits of romance in the book, but it wasn’t overpowering. Perfect creep factor too. I loved this book and I would highly recommend it.
“Some secrets you keep all tangled up in yourself, so tight that that to pull them out is physically painful.”
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