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 Mexico. A life she can call her own.

Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.

In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld.

Title:Gods of Jade and Shadow
Edition Language:English
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    Gods of Jade and Shadow Reviews

  • Chaima ? ?????

    Me, flirting with this cover: Hey, have I seen you from somewhere? You remind me of a book....that I should get to know (。•ᴗ-)✧...

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’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...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 Mexic...

  • Rebecca Roanhorse

    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-Garci...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    5 stars!Unlike anything I’ve ever read. This Mayan death god myth-making tale was perfect.Writing: ★★★★★Concept: ★★★★★Characters: ★★★★★Pacing: ★★★★First off, I ...

  • megs_bookrack

    A romantic Mayan-inspired fable set against a backdrop of Jazz Era Mexico!!!Channeling her inner-Cinderella, Casiopea Tun, is tidying up around her Grandfather's quarters, as she does every day, when ...

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    Publishing July 23rd, 2019I 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...

  • enqi ??? kell maresh lovesite

    "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 ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    "a dark fantasy set in 1920s Mexico inspired by Mayan mythology" this sounds AMAZING...

  • Book of the Month

    "Why I love it"by S. A. ChakrabortyFrom 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 f...