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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

By: F. C. Yee
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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American Born Chinese meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this grounded supernatural YA mash-up.

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes 16-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 bodacious 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.

©2017 Christian Yee (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Really enjoyable!

I really liked this one! I've been craving some non-European fantasy and this is great.

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  • On a Mountain In Oregon
  • 07-27-19

Super fun retelling

If you enjoy the original Chinese folklore at all, you’ll enjoy this retelling. Humorous, with enough serious moments to bring to life a really fun story - Nancy Wu is perfect for this book.