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The Hearts We Sold 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 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 This was how normal people survived their own fairy tales They became their own kind of monstermy heart actually still exists but I m going to sell it to a demon because I no longer truly have it this was SO CATHARTIC There are books that make you cry of sadness, and then there are books that make you cry with a sense of beauty A sense that no matter how terrible things get, everything will eventually get better Books that you emotionally connect to And this book wow The This was how normal people survived their own fairy tales They became their own kind of monstermy heart actually still exists but I m going to sell it to a demon because I no longer truly have it this was SO CATHARTIC There are books that make you cry of sadness, and then there are books that make you cry with a sense of beauty A sense that no matter how terrible things get, everything will eventually get better Books that you emotionally connect to And this book wow The Hearts We Sold is one of the best explorations of abuse and self hate I ve ever had the pleasure of reading.Our lead, Dee, is a biracial Latina abuse survivor trying to hang on to college, and a life away from home, when she finds out she s lost her scholarship It is this ultimatum that leads her to sell her soul to a demon Which is one of the coolest concepts ever, first of all But it also really nails this concept This book is weird, and whimsical, and so great.Dee is such a fantastically done character Her arc primarily focuses around her history of abuse and her self hatred her feeling that everything is her fault, and that she deserves nothing The thesis of the importance of finding family beyond your blood, and not putting up with blood when they ll give you nothing it s so important to me And wow, Lloyd Jones captured how it feels to come from a bad household really, really well the only other book I ve read that captured this topic so well was Heather Demetrios Bad Romance While I definitely think this one could be triggering, it s definitely not torture porn about how much abuse sucks meant to cause tears This book is a totally different beast Something that also really struck me about this book was how well adjusted Dee projects herself to be from interacting with her once, you would never guess at her past, and that is exactly what she wants She has found herself in stories, hidden her pain under miles and miles of homework and schoolwork and recovery But as much as she s gotten through her childhood, as much as she s made herself stable, she has not recovered It is never that easy, and it is a process, and the end doesn t ever come it s about improving over timeThis must be why the demon took their hearts Because it was the only way a human might survive this by hollowing themselves outWhat struck me about this book was the sympathy given to every character s struggle within the narrative Lloyd Jones strays very far from making moral judgments about character action, even when certain side characters do things that are undeniably terrible, leading to a sense of amorality for every character The side characters are each given their own narrative agency and development, and while some might not be likeable Cora especially is not a character I d consider likable all are developed enough that they become hard to hate Also, found family trope So much found family trope Oh, and speaking of side characters, I adored the queer rep in here This is one of the only YA books I ve ever read with a relationship between a lesbian, the iconic Gemma, and a trans girl, my new book girlfriend Riley And that s really sad While I m not trans, I personally thought Riley s character was really well written she s not a tragic trope and she s not written in a fetishistic way at all I also liked that several of the characters were people of color and a few had chronic illnesses or disabilities the casual diversity is lovely to see While there is a romance here, there are two points in its favor 1 it s not the focus, and 2 James is so fleshed out and well written that it is impossible not to love him The relationship between Dee and James is built so well, without too much focus towards the beginning and a focus on a slow burn instead I adored it, and you all know how picky I am with my book couples They are just so completely believable and I love them.In terms of plot, I think some readers may be disappointed, and at the same time I am so satisfied This is primarily a subtle story, rather than one full of action, and your enjoyment will primarily depend on how much you connect to these characters While I adore the worldbuilding come on, a widespread industry of demons making deals I think this story could ve had a much smaller amount of worldbuilding and I still would ve loved it just as much The demon vibe is amazing, but the plot isn t always the focus And I do feel quite a bit of this book was mostly buildup It s one of those books that sof a beautiful buildup to a stunning final conclusion than an I loved this from page one couldn t put it down story But for me, this really worked Because speaking of endings that ending This story s ending was one of my favorite things I ve read this year It s two pages of solid crying It s a perfect balance of sad and happy It s exactly why I LOVE emotional catharsis so much Basically, this is a really impactful emotional arc I m sure will be a new fave for many I can t even put my finger on exactly what about it hit me so much, but this book came very, very close to making me cry This was a buddyread with the buddyread luck squad Melanie and Destiny, and considering we all gave it a three or above, we ll all hopefully be looking out forby this author I know I plan to follow Lloyd Jones in the future and probably reread this a thousandtimes.Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube 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 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

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