Review of The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Review: I got this book in my August OwlCrate, and it could not have come at a better time for me. Although I was not all that sway by the lack of emotions in this book and the lack of what it brought out in me. I really appreciated that intriguing story plot, actually giving your heart to a demon in return for your wish/overwhelming desire. The reason behind why I like this so much is because I suffer from anxiety attacks, till the point that I wish I did not have a heart ( I know this sounds weird but if you went through the same thing, as intense, you might understand). And I know the heart just reacts to what the brain is thinking, but it can be hell on earth. Anyway, at the time I got this book I was getting ready to move back into the dorms at college, there was a lot of stress going on, I had also just lost a beloved pet days before, and was having a relapse of panic attacks coming on. So it was not so great to be me. But reading this book and focusing on it, or just generally thinking about not having a heart (or having someone else’s in place of my own). Really helped me to work my way through the hell my brain and heart were putting me through.

But back to the book, I felt as if The Hearts We Sold, didn’t really delve into the characters all that much till the very end of the novel. And by that point you kind of wanted more and to know what might happen next to the characters that had survived.

Favorite quote:

“She trusted him when she didn’t even trust herself.”


“I told you could die any day. Might as well enjoy ourselves.”

A long pause

“So your saying I’m the full-fat cream cheese.” she said.

Would I? Do a reread? I don’t think so. Recommend to others? Yes.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, Owlcrate Exclusive Cover, 384 pages.

Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Mature Themes. Mature Content.

Published August 2017 by Little, Brown and Company.

SummaryAfter Dee Moreno, seventeen, makes a deal with a demon, trading her heart for the chance of good education, she becomes part of a group “heartless” teens engaged in fighting a paranormal war.

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