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The iron will of Genie Lo / F. C. Yee.

By: Yee, F. C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Genie Lo; 2.Publisher: New York, New York : Amulet Books, 2020Description: 293 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419731457; 1419731459.Subject(s): High school students -- Fiction | Asian American teenagers -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Demonology -- Fiction | Mythology, Chinese -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Chinese Americans -- Fiction | Young adult fictionDDC classification: [Fic] Summary: When Genie Lo learns of a cosmos-threatening force while the Jade Emperor is absent, she leads a party of quarrelsome Chinese gods through multiple planes of reality on a quest that will require sacrifice, not strength.Summary: As a Heaven-appointed Guardian, even the well-being of demons in the Bay Area is Genie Lo's responsibility-- and their numbers are multiplying. Guanyin and Quentin are doing their best to help. The Jade Emperor is AWOL, and Genie nominates Guanyin to fill in his shoes, unaware that the role will go to the god who can defeat a mysterious threat to the supernatural order. As some of the contenders for the throne embark on a Heavenly quest to an in-between world, they are faced with true danger. And what will save the universe this time is sacrifice, not strength. -- adapted from jacket
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The fate of the heavens is at stake in this hilarious and highly-anticipated sequel to the The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Genie Lo thought she was busy protecting the Bay Area from demons. But now, as a Heaven- appointed Guardian, even the well-being of demons is her responsibility--and their numbers are multiplying. Guanyin and Quentin are doing their best to help; but what they really need is for the Jade Emperor to get off his butt and deal with the crisis. While he's AWOL, Genie nominates Guanyin to fill in his shoes, unaware that the role will go to the god who can defeat a mysterious threat to the supernatural order. Along with a few other contenders for the throne, including a former enemy, Genie and her friends embark on a Heavenly quest to an in-between world. But when faced with true danger, the group realizes that what will save the universe this time is sacrifice, not strength.

Sequel to: The epic crush of Genie Lo.

When Genie Lo learns of a cosmos-threatening force while the Jade Emperor is absent, she leads a party of quarrelsome Chinese gods through multiple planes of reality on a quest that will require sacrifice, not strength.

As a Heaven-appointed Guardian, even the well-being of demons in the Bay Area is Genie Lo's responsibility-- and their numbers are multiplying. Guanyin and Quentin are doing their best to help. The Jade Emperor is AWOL, and Genie nominates Guanyin to fill in his shoes, unaware that the role will go to the god who can defeat a mysterious threat to the supernatural order. As some of the contenders for the throne embark on a Heavenly quest to an in-between world, they are faced with true danger. And what will save the universe this time is sacrifice, not strength. -- adapted from jacket

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up--Genie Lo is settling into her powers as the Ruyi Jingu Bang, trying to be an effective Great Divine Guardian of California, and balancing it all with school, family, and friends. Her plans for college always seemed set in stone, but a health scare with her mom puts her family's precarious financial situation in stark relief. The uncertainty causes rifts in her romantic relationship with her boyfriend Quentin (who is the Monkey King Sun Wukong). Despite the tension, they still have to work together because a ball of demonic qi is tearing through the planes of existence and the Jade Emperor is nowhere to be found. When Genie takes a side in the battle for the next King of Heaven, she, Quentin, Guanyin, and even Erlan Shang are on a new adventure to save humanity. The politics of the gods, criticism of Silicon Valley VC funding, college parties, and the uncertainty of the future on this plane of existence (plus all the others) are all explored with Genie's hilarious and biting voice--especially when she's at her most vulnerable. VERDICT Readers who have been waiting for more Genie will not be disappointed. A worthy sequel.--Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

Kirkus Book Review

Genie Lo, Slayer of Demons and the Divine Guardian of the Protectorate of California, could really use a break.Several months have passed since Chinese American high schooler Genie and her boyfriend, Quentin, the legendary Monkey King, prevented a heavenly coup and subdued a legion of demons. With graduation looming, Genie and her Korean American best friend, Yunie, plan one final vacation together: a long weekend getaway in the guise of a college campus tour. The trip is cut short, however, when a powerful demonic enemy overwhelms a vast army of warrior spirits, sending all of Heaven into crisis. When the Jade Emperor refuses to emerge from his palace, he is deemed unfit to be the ruler of Heaven and a Mandate Challenge is issued: Whichever god eliminates the threat will replace him on the throne. Genie is as tough as ever in this sequel, facing dangerous foes on the battlefield without clinching, but she balks at addressing new tensions in her personal relationships and at the uncomfortable realization that her future is full of uncertainty. Fortunately, between descriptions of thrilling extradimensional battles and inefficient celestial bureaucracy, Yee (The Rise of Kyoshi, 2019, etc.) gives Genie just enough time to reflect on life's inevitable changes and the lengths she would go to protect the people she loves.A satisfying conclusion that packs a triple punch of action, humor, and heart. (Fantasy. 13-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.