The Hearts We Sold eBook ↠ The Hearts eBook Ó

The Hearts We Sold eBook ↠ The Hearts  eBook Ó This was in the August 2017 OwlCrate boxA demon as knitting outside the hospitalThis has so much good, I really enjoyed reading it, and I wish I could put this in the hands of a lot of teens that I know need it The Hearts We Sold is a story about a girl named Dee that is struggling with abuse and anxiety from her family She lives in a boarding school that keeps her in a much healthier situation, but the fear never leaves her and it impacts her day to day life constantly This s This was in the August 2017 OwlCrate boxA demon as knitting outside the hospitalThis has so much good, I really enjoyed reading it, and I wish I could put this in the hands of a lot of teens that I know need it The Hearts We Sold is a story about a girl named Dee that is struggling with abuse and anxiety from her family She lives in a boarding school that keeps her in a much healthier situation, but the fear never leaves her and it impacts her day to day life constantly This story is set in Portland, Oregon, but in this world everyone is aware that demons exist People in this world make deals with them, and in exchange for some body part, they will grant them something in return And the demons only show themselves to the people who need them Dee has been seeing demons for a long time And you guys can read the title of the book, you can probably guess what hijinks ensue Half way through I thought this was going to be a five star read, but then one of the side characters did something pretty shitty, and no one ever talks about it, and it sort of ruined the story for me Also, this story took a very unexpected turn in general that I m not sure if I liked I did, however, really enjoy the conclusion So, what I m long windedly trying to say is that the start of this book is amazing, and the end of this book is oh so beautiful, but the middle lost me a bit This book talks heavily on parental abuse, and how it can be so muchthan just physical Abuse takes many forms, and even though physical abuse is shown here, too, this book also shows a very realistic depiction of having parents who are alcoholics There are so many parents out there that truly pick the contents of a bottle over their families, and it s something that s not depicted much in YA, but The Hearts We Sold puts it on display It also talks about how your parents problems are not yours, and how important it is to get away from the situation I know not everyone can get away, but you can t be stuck because you must take care of your abusers, even though that s a very real reality for so many But go into this book knowing that some of the scenes involving Dee interacting with her family aren t the easiest This book made me ugly cry quite a few timesThis must be why the demon took their hearts Because it was the only way a human might survive this by hollowing themselves outNot only does this book handle a very tough topic very well, it also has some great representation There is a main side character who is a lesbian and was my absolute favorite I really appreciated how she had a happy coming out story, because that s something that I was so very blessed enough to have, also, and all I want in this world is to seehappier coming out stories that aren t always tragedies Then, a bit later in the story, we get a trans side character who I also fell in love with And I touched on this before, but this book has such great anxiety representation, too This book is also an ode to found families and how important it is to find people that unconditionally love you Blood is just that, blood, but choosing to spend your days with people who unconditionally love and support you is the true meaning of family, and Dee beautifully learns this Overall, this book is important, and even though I didn t personally love the story as much as I hoped I would, I would still recommend this with every bone in my body Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube TwitchBuddy Read with Elise Nothing comes for free We just don t know what it ll costI can t believe it s taken me three months to write this review, but every time I sat down to attempt it, I just couldn t get the right words on paper This book meant so much to me I honestly went into it not expecting very much, but something about it just resonated so strongly with me that, even now, months later, I read the quotes I highlighted and I get instant chills I think Emily Lloyd Jones is an incredible artist, and INothing comes for free We just don t know what it ll costI can t believe it s taken me three months to write this review, but every time I sat down to attempt it, I just couldn t get the right words on paper This book meant so much to me I honestly went into it not expecting very much, but something about it just resonated so strongly with me that, even now, months later, I read the quotes I highlighted and I get instant chills I think Emily Lloyd Jones is an incredible artist, and I m unspeakably eager to read her future works A person could trade away a piece of themselves for a wish come true Hearts is set in an alternate reality, in which demons walk among humans, offering wishes for a price Dee never thought she d be taking a demon up on his offer, though, until her scholarship ran dry and she was suddenly faced with the prospect and leaving her entire life, her future, for days spent cowering in fear of her father She was a girl held together by knitted yarn and magic Dee Dee is such an enjoyable protagonist she s tough, bright, caring, and brave When you read as much YA as I do, the characters sometimes begin to run together, but Dee stands out in my mind as a really special one She s also funny and I related so much to her spiel about being a child of the internet, raised on stories and fiction that gradually grew darker as her world did, too.The abuse that Dee undergoes is brutal to watch partially because it feels so authentic and real, and partially because she is so likable that my heart broke every time she had to go home The genuine feel behind the abuse portrayal is downright nausea inducing, and I d strongly caution readers to be in the best possible mental state before going into this story if abuse is a trigger in any way for you That made her feel safer nothing truly bad could happen while there was a herd of toddlers trundling about like slightly drunken wildebeests James From the moment James was introduced, and I got to witness his bizarre nature and his witty banter, I loved him He s the weird artist stereotype in all the best ways, but he s so genuinely kind hearted and precious He s been through his own hell, like most who make these deals, but it never tarnishes his edges Plus, he s a super Harry Potter geek, and that s worthy of a few brownie points on its own.There are a few twists regarding James throughout the story, and while I won t spoil any of them for you, I will tell you that he broke my heartthan once, and I welcomed every tear filled moment of it.Side note It wasn t enough to warrant its own section in the review, but James and Cal s banter is everything I want in a friendship portrayal It s precious and it made me laugh out loud so many times She had walked willingly into a fairy tale, into a world where she could trade her heart for her freedom She may as well have donned a red cloak and strode into a darkened forest.She had always known there would be wolves writing While the story is fantastical, and the characters are lovable beyond description, I think what sold me the fastest on The Hearts We Sold was Emily s writing It s so stunning, truly the above quote is just one example of many in which her phrasing is flawless There s a lyrical quality to the story without being over the top, and the metaphors she uses seemed to fit the situation without fail Actions fueled by desperation They were the worst kinds of decisions, because desperate people could see the error of their ways and simply not care They would rush headlong into a bad situation because they could see no other options There is only one thing in this book that I disliked Without spoiling it, a character makes a very poor decision that directly causes a terrible thing to happen to another character Her decision is fueled by desperation, and is irrevocable and horrific, but it s never really addressed thoroughly enough It felt a little bit like it was written for shock valuethan anything, which isn t something I generally ever appreciate in stories This was how normal people survived their own fairy tales They became their own kind of monster final thoughts, rep, warnings All in all, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, especially if you enjoy paranormal fantasies, gorgeous prose, and lovable characters There is some incredible rep portrayed, including a lesbian character and a trans character, both of them being precious and hilarious I would only like to advise caution as there are some content warnings for abuse, alcoholism, body shaming, depression, and transphobia all of which are challenged in the text i was going to save this for my spooktober reading list, but im glad i didnt because this is the opposite of spooky so if this isnt spooky, then what is it, you may ask well, its not bad, but it isnt great either it covers some pretty important topics, but also has some storytelling downfalls it has some great character potential, but all of them stay pretty one dimensional there is some really great writing, but its super heavy on the plot it has a very unique world where demons are prese i was going to save this for my spooktober reading list, but im glad i didnt because this is the opposite of spooky so if this isnt spooky, then what is it, you may ask well, its not bad, but it isnt great either it covers some pretty important topics, but also has some storytelling downfalls it has some great character potential, but all of them stay pretty one dimensional there is some really great writing, but its super heavy on the plot it has a very unique world where demons are present, but none of it is built up or explained the ending is really quite touching, but didnt have the strongest emotional impact because everything else is so flat in short, there is a pretty decent foundation present, but nothing is developed as well as it could have been also, there is a pretty big moment where one of the side characters does something quite unforgivable, but its never discussed i was pretty turned off by it not too mad because i wasnt really emotionally invested to begin with , but still again, another moment not completely developed or explained.overall, some high points, but some very noticeable low points as well i can understand how some might really enjoy this but, for me, it feels like a pretty average read 3 stars This book was a huge surprise Reading it reminded me of all the things I love about YA literature Gah I can t even form proper thoughts I just adored it so very much. 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 than she bargained for And becoming heartless is only the beginning What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far monstrous than anything she could have ever imaginedWith 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 In Emily Lloyd Jones created world, daemons make deals with humans The latter sell their limbs in exchange for something.Dee sells her heart to a daemon and requests money in return Pretty typical, if you ask me However, the money is for an honourable cause education.Indeed, her parents are alcoholics with whom you cannot have a calm conversation They d rather Dee stays home than go to school But Dee can get her heart back if she serves the Daemon She and a bunch of other teenagers locat In Emily Lloyd Jones created world, daemons make deals with humans The latter sell their limbs in exchange for something.Dee sells her heart to a daemon and requests money in return Pretty typical, if you ask me However, the money is for an honourable cause education.Indeed, her parents are alcoholics with whom you cannot have a calm conversation They d rather Dee stays home than go to school But Dee can get her heart back if she serves the Daemon She and a bunch of other teenagers locate and stop malefic creatures from pervading the human world.The Mortal Instruments, anyone See I liked the story It s fast paced and action filled That s a winner combination for me Dee is sweet and determined and her love interest James a mysterious artist But the characters are actually two dimensional Not exactly one dimensional, because they do have a personality, but definitely not three dimensional, as I observed them without truly connecting Yes, yes Certain characters die and the only word well, sound I could muster was, Huh Well, well, one less character to develop The writing is great It s a style I like A combination between clever and elegant, not too smug and not too pretentious Just the right style with the right tone Had the protagonists been fighting something other than daemons, I might have enjoyed thisit could have even become a series But since they didn t, and I was constantly reminded of TMI, I couldn t find it as original as it tried to be.Though it s an entertaining, engaging standalone paranormal read with a strong contemporary vibe that I would recommend to people who have not read The Mortal Instruments or would not mind something resembling it in a way Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin So This book is a thing I wrote And of everything I ve written so far, it s probably the hardest to describe There are Faustian deals and Lovecraftian horrors, but mostly this book is about people It s about how the scariest monsters are often human and to escape those monsters we must leave parts of ourselves behind.I m quite proud of this book, and I hope my readers will love it view spoiler This book also contains hands down the snarkiest, funniest character I ve ever written and I ad So This book is a thing I wrote And of everything I ve written so far, it s probably the hardest to describe There are Faustian deals and Lovecraftian horrors, but mostly this book is about people It s about how the scariest monsters are often human and to escape those monsters we must leave parts of ourselves behind.I m quite proud of this book, and I hope my readers will love it view spoiler This book also contains hands down the snarkiest, funniest character I ve ever written and I adore her so much hide spoiler this was going to be a very meh read until that ending, and now I m crying3.5 stars, RTC in 2018 This book was AWESOME but also heart heh breaking. I really loved the concept of this one, and the first and last chapter were amazing but this wasn t as cool as I d hoped I was hoping for it to be a little darker, and maybe since the main character loses her heart, for her to act different The romance was really cute, but the rest wasn t as what I d hoped it would be The writing was good, and I did like the main character s personality, though

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