Hello fellow book nerds!
Today I am going to do a recommendation based on my reading month for March. Essentially, this was my favorite read of the month and one I think you should definitely pick up.
It would be very cliché of me to recommend Chain of Gold because you all know I always recommend the Shadowhunter books. So instead, here is what my recommendation of the day is based on my reading month of March.
I was so surprised by how much I loved The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. There was so much done right and I loved the characters and the story. I am continuing this series this month but I highly recommend you try the first one. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
by F.C. Lee
Genre: YA Fantasy & Mythology
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.