Welcome back to Goodreads Monday! It’s been a very hot minute since I did one but I figured I might as well get back into it! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.
This week’s featured book is The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones. This is a YA paranormal fantasy/romance from 2017 and it has a 3.90 star rating on Goodreads.
Dee Moreno is out of options. Her home life sucks (to put it mildly), and she’s about to get booted from her boarding school–the only place she’s ever felt free–for lack of funds. But this is a world where demons exist, and the demons are there to make deals: one human body part in exchange for one wish come true. The demon who Dee approaches doesn’t trade in the usual arms and legs, however. He’s only interested in her heart. And what comes after Dee makes her deal is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she ever could have imagined. Reality is turned on its head, and Dee has only her fellow “heartless,” the charming but secretive James Lancer, to keep her grounded. As something like love grows between them amid an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give James her heart when it’s no longer hers to give? In The Hearts We Sold, demons can be outwitted, hearts can be reclaimed, monsters can be fought, and love isn’t impossible.
Why do I want to read it?
If I remember correctly, I added this to my TBR after reading The Bone Houses last year and really enjoying it! I loved the world building, characters, and story a lot–not to mention it wasn’t as creepy as I’d expected–so I wanted to check out Lloyd-Jones’ earlier work! I’m definitely intrigued by this premise, even though I don’t read much paranormal romance fantasy, but I’d like to give it a try! Plus, this cover is just gorgeous 😍
Have you read The Hearts We Sold or is it on your TBR?
If you have read it, what did you think of it?