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Jade City
Jade City | Fonda Lee
FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING. Magical jade -- mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets -- and of Kekon itself. JADE CITY begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood.
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Sharanya
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ExcUSE ME, what gave this book THE RIGHT to break me like this?!?! This is an incredible story — phenomenally complex characters, the most incredible setting, & a deadly plot. Y‘all know I ADORE stories about bloodthirsty politics. But while you might come for the murderous, magical setting, you stay for the family, & the unforgettable characters — fierce, sweet, and all the shades in between. I can‘t wait to see where this goes next! ★★★★★.

cariashley Love this review! 👏 4mo
LiteraryinLititz Awesome review! 4mo
SW-T Guess what‘s out now? Book 2! 4mo
Sharanya @SW-T haha yup, already 10% in! 4mo
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | Literal kick-ass magic + bloody politics YES

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ness
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Laughterhp
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Bailedbailed

Ugh, I just don‘t think Fonda Lee is an author for me... This is my 2nd book of hers I‘ve tried to read and bailed on. I got 150 pages into this book, put it down and have absolutely no desire to pick it back up again. I enjoyed it sort of, but it was really slow.. maybe I‘ll try again some other time 🤷🏻‍♀️

As for Women‘s War, I didn‘t read it yet, but I‘m returning to the library. I‘m not really in the mood to read it right now.

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AutumnRLS
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Scifi and Fantasy finds at the book Barn in CT.

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Laughterhp
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Starting this book today. The Get Booked podcast talked about it to fill the Game of Thrones hole in your heart. (I‘ll probably never read the GoT books, I‘ve tried to many times), but I love fantasy books.

📚🔥🍷 #FridayNightReads

Andrew65 The GOT books are good as audiobooks, Roy Dotrice does a good job. This book looks interesting. 6mo
Reggie I‘ve been thinking about this one since that podcast. And just because I mostly trust Jenn and Amanda. They haven‘t steered me wrong yet. 6mo
Laughterhp @Reggie I‘m about 100 pages in so far and I‘m really liking it so far. Right now it‘s a lot of world/history building with a lot going on. 6mo
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Laughterhp
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Here is my stack of books I‘m going to be picking from this weekend. I‘ve already started a couple of them, but it‘ll be good to finish some of them.

My hubby is working at a friends house all weekend and then I‘m dog sitting, so not too much going on for me this weekend.

I‘ll be reading a lot in between exercising and probably some yard work/cleaning up trash on side of road.

#24B4MondayReadathon #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid You can do it girl!!!👏👏👏 6mo
Andrew65 Assassin‘s Apprentice 😍, good luck with the Readathon. 6mo
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lorannen
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Now that yoga's done (no thanks to the layabout pictured here), I can finally get on with my #bookclub pick for this month! I've just barely started, but so far it's full of mafia-esque intrigue.

Not pictured: my OTHER cat also on the yoga mat, just out of frame.

rretzler 😻 6mo
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kitteh_reads
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I‘ve seen this in the library as I shelve books, and I‘ve finally had time to read it. So glad I did!!!! It‘s like The Godfather set in Asia, a very unique concept done beautifully. I was a little daunted by the size of this book, but it was so good that I zipped right through it. Sequel Jade War comes out in July and I can‘t wait!! #godfather #asianmafia #sogoodgirl

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Kamisha
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I absolutely LOVED this book! Asian inspired fantasy world with crime families and people who get powers from the jade that they wear. Lots of action, political intrigue and genuine, flawed characters. It was like watching a movie!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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speljamr
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The lastest Orbit Loot giveaway!

http://swee.ps/HrvsBsQOX

#orbit #orbitbooks #orbitloot

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Ostaff1
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It was well-written, with an interesting premise, but just not my thing. Sprawling, complex cast of characters, intricate relationships (albeit a bit predictable). Like if The Godfather movies were a #fantasy novel. World Fantasy Award Winner

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Ostaff1
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I bought this as $3 Kindle deal on the basis of all the awards it had received. I read the first little bit, but I‘m not sure I‘m going like it. It seems very noir and I‘m not into that.

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SW-T
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A good time to take the plunge if you‘ve been thinking of this one. Not sure when the sale expires.

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Vinjii
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Trying to get out of a reading slump with this Asian inspired fantasy filled with gangsters and action.

HOTPock3tt Sounds like fun! 13mo
Squidapus It has a little tendency to drag but Squidapus loved the world 13mo
Vinjii @Squidapus Thank you. So far I‘m liking it 👍 13mo
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Kathrin
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Mehso-so

Great world building, but the narration is just really long-winded and trying to squeeze in so many storylines, back flashes and characters. While this was a solid story and the setting was interesting, I don't think I will pick up the next book in this series.

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GivenLemons
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A truly amazing novel! Complex and compelling characters with a style and plot you can just chew through. It reminds me of everything I love about Kung fu movies! #fantasy #urbanfantasy

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JessReads
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New coffee mug (courtesy of the Renaissance Faire), new book (courtesy of the Strand). Good morning!

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Wattrat
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"Screw you, Hilo," she snapped. "I can kill my ex-boyfriends myself."

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Wattrat
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What a disquieting revelation it had been to live in a place that functioned perfectly fine without jade and without clans. The two things that all the men in Shae's family worshipped, that she'd been taught her whole life to hold above all else - other places did without them.

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whimsy
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How fortuitous. The books I got from last week's sale are both World Fantasy Award nominees this year!

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SW-T
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I don‘t even know where to begin... This one started off a touch slow for me, and just as I was thinking of setting it aside it hooked me. Wow. Nonstop action and intrigue. Family, duty, and honor. Power is in the jade and some will stop at nothing to get it, including drugs and grave robbing. Can‘t wait for book two! I can easily see this being adapted to the screen. Recommend 😊📚

#addictiveread #riveting #wow

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Squidapus
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Squidapus thought Jade City was pretty good! Gang warfare in a city newly free from foreign occupation with it's characters trying to find their identities under the weight of family and honor and magic rocks that give you kung fu powers! Hurt some by inconsistent characterization of it's leads and a lack of depth in it's political machinations, but with very good action and general plot. Still worth a read, Squidapus gives it 7 arms up!

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NotCool
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A magic, mafia, fantasy where the hero is basically an accountant? Yes, please,

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Audrey
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This was an intense and tense filled read. Despite initial skepticism at such a male dominated world, I was won over with the character and world building. And, the introduction of Shae and Wen and how they developed made this a gripping read. If you are a fan of family dynamics mixed in with power, magic, marital arts and loyalty, this is the read for you.

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TheBookstorePodcast
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Spent the holiday reading Jade City and getting roped into playing Gloomhaven with my brothers and boyfriend. The game is good, the book is GREAT! -Becca

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Elisa
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I just scored Jade City on Kindle for $2.99 and I am so excited about it!
#kindledeal #kindledeals

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Liberty
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Day 16 of the #Riotgrams Challenge: spell “June” in book titles! Also, Happy Bloomsday! 📚♥️📚

LeePeckover Loved Elmet! 1y
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thegreentealibrarian
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#RiotGrams Day 5 Rainbow bookstack!

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MarticaMustRead
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💚💚💚💚💚 #TBR #Fantasy #DiverseReads #LibrarianLife #WorkPerks

I had been meaning to order this for our library but it just got donated by a patient! (I work in a hospital library that's like a smaller version of a public library)

Magic, fantasy, family crime drama, AND kung fu in an Asian inspired setting?! 😍💚

I think I know what I might be reading next❣#TGIF

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AiBBot
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If you want a story where there are easily defined boundaries to upholding family honour, respecting tradition and seeking revenge for wrongs done, do not read this book. If you want a novel about a society/family struggling for a balance whose ruling families have almost supernatural powers is upset by internal and external world influence, read this book.

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Tonton
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I‘m in the middle of this, such great fun! It‘s a mashup of The Godfather and fantasy in a world where jade gives you powers.

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Avidan
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Mehso-so

I really liked the worldbuilding in this book but the plot just seemed to drag on forever. It took me four weeks to finish the book, while in comparison I read all of Obsidio in one day (in fact, instead of reading this!). It's part of a planned series and I might get the next one but...meh.

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Avidan
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I keep trying to get through this book but I have no time because of my kids! Still, a couple pages at a time is still progress.

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Avidan
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I've been reading this off and on for the last couple of weeks. The worldbuilding is fantastic.

BookaholicNatty I want to read this one badly!! 2y
Srobertking Looks killer! 2y
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GemintheRough
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Asia inspired gangster story with enhanced powers? How can you NOT pick this up? The ending was a bit of a low point for me but this book kicks ass. I'm glad this is a series. #diversebookbloggers #fantasy

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BiblioNyan
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For Valentine‘s Day, we watched a film and just relaxed. He made me soup and vegetable gyoza too since I‘m still sick. However, my favourite part was the new shelf that Sir Betrothed got me for my annual TBRs. Since I keep that pile rather small, I‘m using the bottom shelves (not shown) to house the new anime I get for my anime haul vids. The shelf is also next to my regular anime shelf, haha. Seemed fitting. ✌🏽

#shelfie #litsygram #tbr #loveday

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NicoleCeBallos
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Jade City is fantastic. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series. I highly recommend it. 💚💚💚

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Joelene
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💚 Jade City is GLORIOUS! 🖤 Easily one of the best books I've read all year, maybe ever! 💚🖤💚

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novelknight
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For the second day of ARCmas I'm giving away an ARC of JADE CITY! It's a masterfully written fantasy with a bit of a media twist so you definitely want to get yourself a copy.

#Giveaway on my Twitter!
twitter.com/austinedecker

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BrainyHeroine
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I have been seeing this book so much lately, I finally caved and got it. Bonus, it's presently $2.99 in the Kindle store. #litsymademe

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kdwinchester
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Hey Litsy fam! Here‘s a public service announcement for U.S. residents: @thereadingwomen are giving away a finished, hardback copy of JADE CITY by Fonda Lee!! 💫😱
To enter, head over to the Reading Women website and tell us about some of your favorite fantasy books this year. There are only a few entries at this point, so your odds are looking good!

https://t.co/46SwgXVjcZ

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thereadingwomen
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New on the blog! Kendra wrote about some of her favorite fantasy books by women of 2017. To celebrate all of these amazing women writers, we've partnered with @orbitbooks and are  giving away a copy of JADE CITY by Fonda Lee! Head over to our blog and tell us some of your favorite fantasy books this year for a chance to win.

Readingwomenpodcast.com/blog

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2BR02B
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It's a little over a week until my six-day holiday staycation begins, and I'm already giddily hammering out my TBR. Can you tell it's been a minute since I had a vacation?

Beachesnbooks Oo Agents of Dreamland! Really liked that one. 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I've been eyeing this book ever since I heard about it on the @bookriot All The Books podcast and tadaaaa it appeared today as a sweet daily deal.

The Godfather with Kungfu. Yes please.

Redwritinghood Thanks for posting. Off to buy this one now. 2y
kate_reads Grabbed this too! 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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A mix of eastern clan-wars, mixed with American gangster movies and an interesting, but not too overwhelming magic system based on Jade.
Action-packed is the wrong description, though, it is gripping, real fights are not the main focus. There were a couple of issues with pacing, but overall, I can only recommend this to anyone who likes to read fantasy that's a little different.

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DuckOfDoom
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#duckquotes seem to focus on duck's necks. This reminds me on a news story some time ago, where a duck swam for weeks in it's pond with an arrow in it's neck. It was saved later, no worries.
🤔 very violent #duckquotes here. Why not have a duck on a pond? 🦆

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DuckOfDoom
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So far, I found two #duckquotes. The other one was about breaking a duck's neck, and I accidentally forgot to take a picture...

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DuckOfDoom
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Today my first #magicchest arrived and I am really happy. Even though it is not a hardcover (because the publisher in the UK doesn't have one), they made up for it by including a large print. The bag is my favourite goodie so far. There was a sun summoned lip balm, a ACOWAR quote print, a sun summoner lip balm and 2 exclusive magnets in there. Plus a sci-fi book excerpt.
For German littens, definitely one of the cheaper boxes (30 + 5 shipping.