As many of you know, I would sell my heart for Dee Moreno and James Lancer. If you don’t know who Dee and James are, then you’re missing out (on the book and my spiel). The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones is an intoxicating blend of fantasy, horror, and romance—a Faustian fable perfect for fans of Holly Black and Stranger Things.
While I do love myself some romance, The Hearts We Sold is not centered around it. It’s a story about Dee Moreno, a girl who has a difficult home life and is about to be kicked from her boarding school—the place where she truly feels free—for lack of funds. But in this world, demons exist to make deals: one human body part in exchange for one wish come true. However, the demon that Dee approaches doesn’t want just any body part—he wants her heart in exchange for her wish. She then becomes a “heartless” and joins a crew that has to take down an otherworldly threat. There are demons that can be outwitted, hearts that can be reclaimed, monsters to be fought, and we learn that love isn’t impossible without a heart.
The paperback isn’t available until on July 2, 2019, but I’m just so excited and in love with the new cover that I wanted to share it with you today! If you’re still not sold (which you should be), here’s a little sampler of the book.