Gods of Jade and Shadow

Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather?s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexi The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy ...

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Title:Gods of Jade and Shadow
Author:Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/577066/gods-of-jade-and-shadow-by-silvia-moreno-garcia/9780525620754
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Gods of Jade and Shadow Reviews

  • Jessica Jeffers
    Jul 27, 2019
    Wow, this was a thoroughly unexpected surprise, a feminist hero's journey wrapped up in Mayan mythology--and maybe one of the most cinematic books I've ever read, to boot. More to come. ...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    Aug 02, 2019
    this was truly endearing and amazing ...
  • Bethany
    Jul 19, 2019
    Gods of Jade and Shadow is a brilliantly crafted coming of age story that is part historical fiction, part mythology. Set in 1920's Mexico and drawing on Mayan mythology, the story is brilliantly placed at an intersection of old and new, with all of the complexities that come with it. ...
  • Bradley
    Sep 02, 2019
    This one could have gone either way with me. Either I would bounce or I would fall in love. Fortunately, it had all the right mixtures, enjoyable classic storytelling, great characters, and above all, it was a very fun read. So I call this one a winner. Whew! Aztec death gods. The 1...
  • Sahitya
    Jul 25, 2019
    It?s a solid 3.5 but I didn?t love it enough to garner a 4. This book was not at all on my radar until I read some lovely reviews recently. And then the gorgeous cover enticed me with its beautiful shades of purple and turquoise, and I couldn?t resist purchasing it. I was also...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    Jun 10, 2019
    Publishing July 23rd, 2019 I was so excited when I heard about this book and so was beyond thrilled when I was lucky enough to be granted an ARC from NetGalley and WOW DID THIS BOOK NOT DISAPPOINT!!! I loved it. Absolutely loved it. This book to me is the perfect blend of fantasy, m...
  • MA
    Aug 02, 2019
    Book 1/3 Thank you Bea for my Book of the Month subscription. ? 1920s ? Constellation names ? Death gods ? Mayan culture Honestly I will read anything that looks like a Hades/Persephone myth, but this one was extra enjoyable for the setting. 5 points to the author's...
  • Jocelyn
    May 25, 2019
    "Virtuous child who has not known the true measure of unhappiness, how could you ever imagine the breadth of my enmity? What games do you think gods play?" 4.5 stars Nobody breathes life into characters like Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This time we find ourselves at the threshold: betw...
  • Lilith Black
    Jul 28, 2019
    Amazing book! As l have said in my last update, l am not a big fan of political background. This, and the fact that in the first half the book was slow to read, made me give it 4 ?. But, otherwise, l highly recommend this beautiful piece, mostly to people that read and liked/loved Mi...
  • Anna Luce
    Aug 03, 2019
    ????? 3 stars In spite of the beautiful attention that Gods of Jade and Shadow pays to the function of myths and deities in our everyday lives...this turned out to be an unexpectedly juvenile read... The swift storytelling found in Gods of Jade and Shadow might not ...
  • Angelica
    Jul 22, 2019
    First. let me say that I really enjoyed the complexity of the characters, especially Martin. I mean, I totally hated him and thought he was a horrible person, but I understood him and how he had been shaped by his surroundings to become the little jerk that he did. I also liked Casi...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Jul 20, 2019
    I have two reviews for this beauty! A video on booktube: https://youtu.be/inqPJhcCtr8 and the below written review originally appeared on Open Letters Review: In her newest release, Silvia Moreno-Garcia gives readers the glitz of the Jazz Age, south of the border. Gods of Jade ...
  • wanderer (Para)
    Jun 04, 2019
    ARC received from the publisher (Del Rey) on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I won't lie, it was the cover that made me request the ARC (look at it!). 1920s Mexico is not a setting I've seen before either, I'm a sucker for mythological fantasy...in short, I was intrigued...
  • Joaquin Garza
    Aug 19, 2019
    English Review: This book is like Patron Tequila or like putting a lime wedge in a Corona Bottle: a Mexican product not intended for a Mexican consumer. This was one of my programmed read-on-releases this year, mainly because, well, you don't get a much hyped Mexican fantasy boo...
  • K.J. Charles
    Aug 12, 2019
    This was tremendous. A downtrodden girl in 20s Mexico inadvertently wakes the imprisoned Lord of the Dead and has to go on a quest to recover his missing body parts (this is the point we're glad it's fantasy not romance :P) in order for him to reclaim his throne. Wonderful defiant angr...
  • Candace Robinson
    Aug 26, 2018
    I was pretty excited for this because I especially loved Sylvia's last book, The Beautiful Ones. And then she's done really great Mexican settings in the two other books I've read by her as well! What I really liked here was the MC?Casiopea was the perfect character and I loved re...
  • enqi ☁️✨ kell maresh lovesite
    Jun 23, 2018
    "a dark fantasy set in 1920s Mexico inspired by Mayan mythology" and is that a hades & persephone reference i see? this is WONDERFUL. sign me up ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Feb 20, 2019
    Me, flirting with this cover: Hey, have I seen you from somewhere? You remind me of a book....that I should get to know (???-)? Me, flirting with this cover: Hey, have I seen you from somewhere? You remind me of a book....that I should get to know ?(????-)? ......
  • Book of the Month
    Jul 01, 2019
    "Why I love it" by S. A. Chakraborty From the moment I spotted the phrase ?the Mayan god of death in the Jazz Age,? I knew I needed to get my hands on Gods of Jade and Shadow. I?ve always been a fan of historical fantasy, and there?s little I love more than seeing ancient f...
  • Acqua
    Feb 11, 2019
    Gods of Jade and Shadow is a fantasy story set in the 1920s. It follows Casiopea Tun, a young woman from a small town in Yucatn, as she travels through Mexico with Hun-Kam, a Maya god. Hun-Kam is trying to regain his throne as the god of death, but his closeness with Casiopea mak...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jul 14, 2019
    A romantic Mayan-inspired fable set in Jazz Era Mexico!!! Channeling her inner-Cinderella, Casiopea Tun, is tidying up around her Grandfather's quarters, as she does every day, when she unintentionally frees Hun-Kame, the Mayan God of Death, from his imprisonment. Brought bac...
  • Sam
    Jul 08, 2019
    TW: Graphic descriptions of death and sacrifice. ?Then it is a good thing I rescued you,? Hun-Kam said. ?You did not rescue me,? Casiopea replied. ?I opened that chest. Besides, I wasn?t a princess in a tower. I knew I?d get away one way or another, and I was not wa...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jun 23, 2018
    "a dark fantasy set in 1920s Mexico inspired by Mayan mythology" this sounds AMAZING ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Aug 05, 2019
    Five in the love of Mayan Gods or in the most charismatic and attractive Hun-kame we trust! What an amazing, vivid, joyful, fast-pacing, perfectly described, one cup of mythology and two cups of Mexican culture and history, three cups of author?s unbelievably impeccable and detailed ...
  • The Captain
    Jul 23, 2019
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . I fell in love with Moreno-Garcia's work because of her stellar vampire novel, certain dark things. So I was very much looking forward to this...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Jul 21, 2019
    ??Some people are born under a lucky star, while others have their misfortune telegraphed by the position of the planets. Casiopea Tun, named after a constellation, was born under the most rotten star imaginable in the firmament.?? Yucatn, Mexico, during the 1920s. Casio...
  • Rebecca Roanhorse
    Jan 28, 2019
    Oh, my heart! So, so very good. This is a evocative and moving fairy-tale about a downtrodden girl and the Maya God of Death and how they both find each other and their humanity together. Moreno-Garcia consistently knows how to find my heartstrings and pull them - not in a sappy way bu...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    Jul 30, 2019
    Fantasy novel set in 1920s Mexico, I couldn't get enough of this story, it was filled with so many fascinating details, amazing characters and the pace was on point! I really want to congratulate the Author for crafting the stories in a brilliant structure to keep us very captivating! ...
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    Mar 06, 2019
    5 stars! Unlike anything I?ve ever read. This Mayan death god myth-making tale was perfect. Writing: ????? Concept: ????? Characters: ????? Pacing: ???? First off, I am probably in the minority here, but I did not see this story as ov...
  • ;3
    Sep 06, 2019
    for a god of death he sure does have the personality of a sack of flour ...