The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1) by F.C. Yee

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1)

Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes...

Details The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1)

TitleThe Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1)
Release DateAug 8th, 2017
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, #1)

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    After finishing this book, I thought to myself, certain as hell: No book has never EVER made me this happy. Do you know those books where you felt like it was written for you? The Epic Crush of Genie Lo felt like that book for me. Yes, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is my new favourite book! But not as in, five star tier favourite. I'm talking about, forever in my heart tier of favourite (I even made a Goodreads shelf for this).When I first he...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Well damn, The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was so much fun! Let's look at some amazing facts about it, shall we?I've been avoiding demon/mythology YA Fantasy for a while, because they're so damn repetitive... Even though I'm a big fan of Greek Mythology, there's only so many white-girl-falls-in-love-with-the-reincarnation-of-Hades I can take, you know? Hence why I was beyond ecstatic to dive into The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, which deals with mythologic...
  • alice (arctic books)
    You can find this review and others, as well as win a copy of GENIE LO at arctic books.THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO was fun, action-packed, and something not to miss. I’m going to be honest here, I have never read a book that I related to as much as this one. I’m Chinese-American, and seeing the stories of Sun Wukong that I heard as a child come to life in this book was surreal and just absolutely amazing. I felt so light and unbelievably happy...
  • may ❀
    We’re gonna keep this short for everyone’s sake but mainly mine because I don’t recall half the ish I read today (I’m sick okay leave me alone)Okay so,,,, Pros - Chinese mythology = very interesting- Love the diversity - I liked how genie was actually a strong fem character - But like that’s itNow buckle up kids, this one is gonna be loooooooong Cons - The WRITING is cringe (im sorry)- Like I genuinely feel it would have been much ...
  • Aentee
    How is this a debut novel? It's so good in every way: hilarious, imaginative, filled with memorable characters, and a plot that never stops moving. If you're a fan of Journey to the West, you need this. If you're a fan of fierce and flawed heroines, you need this. If you're a fan of books that will make you laugh, you need this.FULL REVIEW TO COME.
  • may ➹
    I’m only capable of feeling two (2) emotions: disappointed and annoyed. And guess what!! This book has the honor of making me feel both.*sighs* I only wanted good Asian rep, you know?? Instead I got an author who tried too hard to be Rick Riordan Sarcastic™ and failed. I also got two ASIAN CHARACTERS who were unfortunately too irritating and perfect for me to actually like, despite their ASIAN REP. THE WRITING VOICE Look, I try too hard to ...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    I didn’t expect to love The Epic Crush of Genie Lo this much, but I did. I haven’t read YA in two months that’s how rough this has been for me; and this book just came in and it swept me off my feet. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL. I repeat: A MUST READ FOR ALL.It is deliriously comical. It would make you laugh, it’s one of the most heartwarming and the funniest YA to this date. The characters are wild, and outrageous. Readers will fall in l...
  • julianna ➹
    edit: check out the paperback cover it's soooo PRETTY!!Reread Edit (because I HAD to reread this book within a month of reading it.I gave it to my sister and she LOVED this book! She didn't finish it... because she's a lazy butt... but she still LOVES it (the 40% that she read).--OKAY OKAY OKAY. OKAY.I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. *delirious laughter*Let's start from the beginning.I had NO IDEA this book existed BUT some humans on Twitter were scream...
  • Aila
    You can find my review on the blog One Way Or An Author over here!Check out my fan art :DIt’s been a couple of days since I’ve finished this book and I’m STILL NOT OVER IT. Seriously, I have all the love for this book to the moon and beyond. But I told myself I’d finish this review so I can schedule it and spread the love when closer to release date. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo immediately grasped my attention with its fierce cover and tag...
  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Find this and other Reviews at In Tori Lex Actual Rating 4.5 StarsThis book was so much fun to read. If I'm speaking in terms of dinner courses, this reads like fried ice cream. The characters are likeable and the humor is memorable. Genie Lo is a formidable force who tries to fight monsters from hell, while crafting herself into a competitive college student. Her character is head strong in a brutish but relateable way. I could only imagine how ...
  • Lindsay
    Genie Lo is one of many over-achieving students at her San Francisco prep school, desperately studying and working to get into an Ivy League school with the scholarship that would require for her. But that's all put at risk when a bizarre new transfer student appears, closely followed by actual demons from Chinese mythology. When the new student reveals himself to be Sun Wukong, the Monkey King and that Genie has special powers that can help him ...
  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is one of my favorite books this year. It's right there on top of the list and you all should definitely have it on your radar, because if not, you're so doing it wrong.If you're into mythology, demons and action but also a slice of college applications and schoolwork, Genie Lo is so right for you! It has humor and a f* good storyline. The characters had all these layers that you think you had them all figured out but t...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    "Spiritual power isn't just or merciful. It's fair. That's what makes it so dangerous." Any YA book based around a Chinese myth will just GET ME. I've had The Epic Crush of Genie Lo for years, and it wasn't until recently that I found out it was centered around the Chinese classic, Journey to the West (西游记). (You can find out about my odd fascination with this story in my post about Asian stories in YA!) I'm a bit half-and-half about the bo...
  • Justine
    I had a pretty great time with this book. It's not deep or anything, but quite light and funny without being silly. The use of Chinese mythology and characters was refreshing, and made it different and interesting. That said, it is still a pretty basic YA story, but well told and ultimately entertaining.The audio is excellent, with the narrator doing a spot on job with accents and voices. A good choice if you enjoy contmporary YA fantasy and want...
  • Syndi
    I do not enjoy this book too much. The jokes are like watching rerun comedy show and it stops getting funny. There is no character development. Genie is giving me a cringe. She likes the perfect of everything. Its just to overwhelmed to connect with her.
  • Lata
    2019-Dec-18: 4 stars I totally enjoyed this book on my reread. Genie and her tendency to punch her way out of problems had me laughing all over again, and looking forward to book two.2017-Dec-17: 4 stars and lots of punches for the story Genie Lo. Genie's sarcasm, humour, lack of mythological knowledge and tendency to punch her problems made me chuckle frequently and laugh out loud at one point during Genie’s journey to become a superhero and v...
  • Jillian
    this completely exceeded all my expectations and i just FRIGGING LOVE THIS. ya know how people compare alot of books to buffy the vampire slayer and then the book is...NOT LIKE BUFFY at all. THIS IS BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WITH CHINESE FOLKLORE AND CHARACTERS and i am here for all of it. the story is imaginative and so so exciting. the characters and the dialogue are effortless and I JUST LOVE THIS OMG I LOVED IT. i just really need the sequel. ...
  • Shenwei
    Reread thoughts: I still laughed at the funny parts the 2nd time. Still Smashingly Amazing (pun intended). Also forgot to put TWs for some ableist language.I LOVE THIS BOOK AND EVERYONE SHOULD BUY/READ IT!!!Originally posted on my blog.This is one of my favorite YA reads of this year. I pretty much read it in one sitting while live-tweeting my reactions. It’s a jam-packed mix of action, comedy, romance, and character growth. I laughed my way th...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    The Epic Crush of Genie Lo was a fun read with a kickass Chinese-American, female protagonist. I really enjoyed all the almost movie like action scenes and loved Genie's character! However, it was a little slow in pace for me in places and I wasn't 100% invested at times but I know I'm in the minority for feeling this way, as so many people have adored it (so definitely don't let me put you off picking it up!!) With that being said, it was defini...
  • *Thea 'Wookiee'sMama' Wilson*
    This book is sooooooo much fun....... based on the ancient tale of the Monkey King and updated to the nines, it's a book that this debut author should be very, VERY proud of indeed as it's a joy to read by being totally fresh and ever so endearing with it's plot and characters.I'd encourage anyone who wants to read something fresh and new to give this tale a go as it's a joyous rampage full of excitement and a whole lot of fun!
  • Shelly
    Everyone who told me to read The Epic Crush of Genie Lo wasn't wrong. It was so fast-paced and hilarious, it was just exactly what I needed. If you're looking for more concrete reasons to read it (other than my !!! excitement), check out Aila's lovely review. Everyone who told me to read The Epic Crush of Genie Lo wasn't wrong. It was so fast-paced and hilarious, it was just exactly what I needed. If you're looking for more concrete reasons to...
  • Attack Salmon
    DNF @ Chapter 30If its boring then its boring then I rate it low even though it represents my culture
  • Ava
    Oh, this was so fantastic. I cannot wait for this book to release, because THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO is going to change lives. Do you like:- badass Chinese protagonists- ancient Chinese legends- wonderful friendships! and families! - demons and demon-fighting- the BEST story- fab characters- ON-POINT HUMOR- characters who act their age If so, you'll love GENIE LO! It's an all-around wonderful story, and such a great addition to YA, and I HIGHLY ...
  • Emma
    This was very funny and excellent urban fantasy. I enjoyed the Chinese mythology. Quentin and Genie kicked-ass!
  • Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    "I was about as spiritual as a Chicken McNugget."This is some of the most fun I've had rereading, partly because I remembered practically nothing about this (long term memory? Who dat?) but also because this book is just pure fun. Fast paced and never dull thanks to either epic action, humorous conversations, and humorous conversations with epic action at the same time! It reads a bit like a Marvel movie.I also appreciate the world building a lot...
  • Trin
    If The CW doesn't snap up the rights to this immediately, they're insane. Next Buffy, right here.
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    3.5 Stars “Genie Lo, you are unquestionably, undeniably human,” he said. “You just … have a whole bunch of other stuff going on as well.”“Tell me about it.” The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a fun and engaging story of adventure, strength, and facing the unexpected. We follow Genie Lo who’s overachieving nature she hopes will land her a one way ticket to an Ivy League. Her steady and detailed plans are disrupted when her tow...
  • Acqua
    The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is actually not a bad book.What do you do when you have a premise (Chinese demons in the Bay Area! Sun Wukong is a student at my school!) that would ask a lot of suspension of disbelief from your readers?You write a book that is so intentionally over-the-top that no one can take what's happening seriously. What are you going to do, criticize it for being unrealistic? It's supposed to be that way. And, I mean, it works -...
  • Maf (Bookworm Wanders)