The Hearts We Sold

The Hearts We SoldThe Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones


Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups

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From Goodreads

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 more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With 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 came into this book thinking this was going to be too much of a romance for me and at this point in my life, I really don’t want to read any cheesy romance.  I was happily surprised with this book.  I liked the writing.  I liked the characters.  I even liked the explanation of the demons.  You will find yourself asking “Where did they come from?” and other such questions that I was fine with the answers the book provided.

The ending was a bit fantastical for me though.  I liked it but it was just a little too neatly wrapped up for me to truly believe. Before you say something about this being a book about demons, rest assured, I am not forgetting that this is a book about making deals with demons.  The human actions were what slightly annoyed me.  I am not sure why I can believe in trading your heart for something but not someone planning for the future (read the book and you will understand what I mean).

I would love to hear others thoughts on the ending.  I am not hating on this book, I liked it, I really did. I just didn’t love the ending. Maybe I was just in the wrong frame of mind when I read this?

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