Epic Crush Of Genie Lo: A Monkey King Novel by F. C. YeeEpic Crush Of Genie Lo: A Monkey King Novel by F. C. Yee

Epic Crush Of Genie Lo: A Monkey King Novel

byF. C. Yee

Hardcover | August 8, 2017

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The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie’s every waking thought. But when she discovers she’s a celestial spirit who’s powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.

Enter Quentin, a transfer student from China whose tone-deaf assertiveness beguiles Genie to the brink of madness. Quentin nurtures Genie’s outrageous transformation—sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively—as her sleepy suburb in the Bay Area comes under siege from hell-spawn.

This epic YA debut draws from Chinese folklore, features a larger-than-life heroine, and perfectly balances the realities of Genie’s grounded high school life with the absurd supernatural world she finds herself commanding.
F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and studied economics at Brown University. For his debut novel, he drew inspiration from the best and wisest people in his life. Outside of writing, he practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts. He currently calls the San Francisco Bay Area home.  
Title:Epic Crush Of Genie Lo: A Monkey King NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419725483

ISBN - 13:9781419725487


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended!! I had so much fun reading this book. It was interesting, action-packed, and funny. This was the kind of book that had me smiling almost the entire time, and actually laughing out loud throughout. It was just so fun to read. I really really really hope that there will be a sequel! I want to read more about Genie!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Action packed, funny and unique! With very odd Chinese folklore and Chinese language sprinkled throughout, this story was surprisingly easy to read! The author gave the characters authentic voices in regards to being a teenager today, especially when it came to the stress of preparing for a higher education. I like Genie Lo because of her quips and her need to do the right thing, even if begrudgingly. The story clipped along at a decent pace and the storyline was action packed and never boring!
Date published: 2017-08-04

Editorial Reviews

"It’s refreshing to see the Chinese pantheon steal some of the literary attention lavished on the Greek, Roman, and Nordic gods, and Lee handily gets Western readers up to speed on requisite backstories and proclivities."