The Iron Will of Genie Lo (A Genie Lo Novel) (Hardcover)
Genie Lo thought she was busy last year, juggling her academic career with protecting the Bay Area from demons. But now, as the Heaven-appointed Guardian of California, she’s responsible for the well-being of all yaoguai and spirits on Earth. Even the ones who interrupt her long-weekend visit to a prestigious college, bearing terrible news about a cosmos-threatening force of destruction in a nearby alternate dimension.
The goddess Guanyin and Genie’s boyfriend, Quentin Sun Wukong, do their best to help, but it’s really the Jade Emperor who’s supposed to handle crises of this magnitude. Unfortunately for Genie and the rest of existence, he’s gone AWOL. Fed up with the Jade Emperor’s negligence, Genie spots an opportunity to change the system for the better by undertaking a quest that spans multiple planes of reality along with an adventuring party of quarrelsome Chinese gods. But when faced with true danger, Genie and her friends realize that what will save the universe this time isn’t strength, but sacrifice.
"Genie is as tough as ever in this sequel. . . Between descriptions of thrilling extradimensional battles and inefficient celestial bureaucracy, Yee 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."
— Kirkus Review
"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. . . Readers who have been waiting for more Genie will not be disappointed. A worthy sequel."
— School Library Journal
"Fans of Genie’s debut will be pleased at this installment, and those who need to start at the beginning can be happy to have the sequel already waiting on the shelf."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books