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Gods of Jade and Shadow
Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore, for readers of The Song of Achilles and Uprooted. Here we shall begin to tell a story: a tale of a throne lost, of monsters and magic. A tale of gods and of the shadow realm. But this, our story, it begins in our world, in the land of mortals. It begins with a woman. For this story, it is her story. It begins with her. 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. Mixing the excitement of the Roaring Twenties with Prehispanic mythology, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy.
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emmavictoria3
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TheBookKeepers
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Yay my BOTM picks came in today! So excited about these. Thank you @kellyann28 for these gifts again!! 🥰💋 love you!

TCLinrow These look stunning! 🤩 2d
kellyann28 When I saw Gods of Jade I have a feeling that was a "you" book! I'm glad you found something :) 2d
kellyann28 Also, love you too dear ❤❤🤗 2d
phatsallylee I picked the same books! I can't wait to read them. 1d
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dianadiamond
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Beautiful story. Vivid imagery and wonderful character development. Ending was bittersweet and found myself crying. Highly recommend!

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Copwithabook
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I‘m finally getting some down time! Clearly I‘m using it wisely.

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rjsthumbelina
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Forgot to post my #BOTM #bookhaul! I'm so elated with these choices. I can't even really decide which one I'm the most psyched about

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HufflepuffGirl90
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Just got my #botm today!!!!

shanaqui Oooh, I really want this one! Though I still have this author's vampire book on my TBR and should reaaaally get to that! 😁 6d
HufflepuffGirl90 @shanaqui I know the feeling! My TBR is getting out of control! 😉 6d
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dianadiamond
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Almost finished reading this wonderful book. It‘s that good! #bookofthemonth #litsy #words #screenshot

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lesliemarie
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Out of the 49 books I have read so far this year, 38 of them were written by women. And I didn't even do that on purpose!
This book will be number 39.
#hellyeahwomenauthors

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KatieDid927
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I really enjoyed this book. #BotM

emz711 Tbr! 1w
TheSpineView Good to know. It was my #BOTM selection too. 1w
KatieDid927 @TheSpineView Yes it‘s good and for me a quick read. I didn‘t elaborate as I want to avoid spoilers but a solid 4.5/5 ⭐️ for me. 1w
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AnansiGirl
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#TBRTuesday

Books I hope to crack the spines on some time this week.

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Rachel.Rencher
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My Book of the Month box came today! 😍 The serial killer enthusiast in me couldn't resist American Predator. That sounds bad, but I'm not the only one who's interested in serial killers, right? 😅

Lovesbooks87 Nope. I got it too! 1w
thecurlybookworm This post is tempting me to resub 😭😭😭 1w
Rachel.Rencher @thecurlybookworm Dooo it! I did, and their books have been so good the last few months. 😍 1w
Hooked_on_books I find them fascinating. I skipped July but plan to add that book to my August box. 1w
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TheLibrarian
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#BOTM arrived! I‘m really excited for the tagged book.

Catsandbooks I got the same ones! 🙌🏼 1w
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emmavictoria3
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My July 2019 BOTM puck came in the mail today and it is GORGEOUS. This book sounds like it was written for me, I can‘t wait to get into it! #bookofthemonth #godsofjadeandshadow #silviamorenogarcia #book #books #read #bookshelf #bookish #bookstagram #booknerd

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JessNevertheless
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Just what I needed for this rainy day, a new #botm! In love with the cover on this one 💜

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BookPixie
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These are my #botm picks for July! (Lock Every Door is for my mom) I hope to get to at least one of them this month.

#bookofthemonth

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dianadiamond
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Really ecstatic to read this book that I got from Book of the Month. The cover is absolutely breathtaking! #bookofthemonth #books #historicalfantasy #ilovebooks #firstimpressions #botm #litsy

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nitalibrarian
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My #BOTM book is here! Definitely going to try to get this one read this month.

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DGRachel
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#BOTM #bookmail 🥳🥳

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Branwen
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The book of the month choices for July were so spectacular! I love when they have fantasy and sci fi books, and the YA choices have been stellar every month! Here are the ones I picked...it was super hard to narrow it down to only three! 😁💕📚 #botm #bookmail #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

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lauren.lerner
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Broke my summer #bookbuyingban for this one because it is my favorite kind of #summerread: #fairytaleretelling /#mythology!!

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#BOTM

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cariashley
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Am in desperate need of some quicker reads on my TBR. Hopefully these are good picks for that! #botm

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Jen_Reads
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I love how fast my #botm came and this cover is absolutely gorgeous!! 😻

Aswenson Was so torn on getting this one or not! Might have to get it as an add-on if I see good Litsy reviews. Happy reading! 2w
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Gryffleclaw95
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My July #BOTM picks!

What is yours?

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DGRachel
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Looking forward to this month's #BOTM selections. 😍

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silentrequiem
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My #botm! Only one from the main box. Two from the #ya box. So excited!

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Catsandbooks
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My Book of the Month selections for July!
#botm

mrsmarch I am so excited for 2w
Catsandbooks @mrsmarch It's looks really good! 2w
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nitalibrarian
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Definitely going with this historical fantasy for July's #botm.

sprainedbrain I picked that one, too! 2w
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Beachesnbooks
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July #botm picks! Through the BFF program I got a free add-on for my birthday month 😄

Verity I‘ve got All Grown Up just arrived from the library! 3w
Beachesnbooks @verity Nice! i've heard it recommended a lot on Book Riot podcasts 3w
Verity @Beachesnbooks me too! In just the same place! 3w
ChasingOm I might sign up just for the Moreno-Garcia! (edited) 2w
BookPixie I‘m also picking Gods of Jade and Shadow for my BOTM. 2w
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Rachel.Rencher
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Yaaaay, Book of the Month books are up! 😍 I'm suuuper excited for this box.

What did you get?

Redwritinghood I got Gods of Jade and Shadow, too. 3w
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Laughterhp
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Picked my July books for #BOTM

These books are very different from each other, but they both sound great! I‘ve never read anything by either of these authors. But I‘m here for historical fantasy and a female firefighter romance❤️

Alfoster Things You Save in a Fire is awesome!❤️👏👏👏 3w
Mowen036 Things you save in a fire is amazing 3w
Laughterhp @Alfoster @Mowen036 I‘m extremely glad to hear that! I was hesitant to pick it because I don‘t read a lot of contemporary romance. 3w
Alfoster I don‘t either! But this one isn‘t cheesy at all! Just a really good, heartfelt story! 3w
allthingskayla Katherine Center is amazing. I loved How To Walk Away by her. I have an arc for Things You Save In a Fire, but have not read it yet. 3w
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Skyrimir
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I held back! Only one #julybotm The only reason I didn‘t get Sager‘s new book is I bought from an indie bookstore so I could go to his signing next month.

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lesliemarie
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#botm
I got a free add-on because my birthday is in July!

Lovesbooks87 Yay! I loved Evelyn!!! 💚💚💚 3w
mabell Nice!! Happy Early Birthday! 🎉😄 3w
irre I was planning on skipping but it‘s my birthday month so I better pick one. Don‘t want to lose that extra book 😂 3w
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lesliemarie @irre July birthdays are the best! 3w
Reviewsbylola Evelyn Hugo is a great read! 3w
marleed I love Evelyn! 3w
Crazeedi Evelyn is awesome!! 2w
Crazeedi And happy birthday!!🎉🎂 2w
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Jen_Reads
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After months of skipping #botm finally has a book that sounds interesting.

Reviewsbylola Beautiful cover. ❤️ 3w
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Geeklet
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I was feeling incredibly indifferent about July‘s BOTM selections but whatever, I got a free add on because my birthday is in July. I also lost my copy of World War Z years ago after a breakup so it‘s nice to get it again. This is gonna be a good box.

xxjenadanxx Gods of Jade and Shadow was SO GOOD. 3w
Geeklet @xxjenadanxx It sounds pretty interesting. I‘m not sure if the setting will be my thing but it seems different. 3w
xxjenadanxx It definitely was different but in a good way! 3w
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xxjenadanxx
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Combining ancient Mayan deities & the Roaring 20s shouldn't work, but it does.
An act of recklessness leaves Casiopea tethered to Hun-Kame, the Lord of Death. They set out on a quest to regain what has been taken from him by his brother & reclaim his throne. Each day he steals a little more of her life, but as she grows weaker she becomes stronger and more determined in her hopes and dreams. A journey of self discovery, love, magic & possibility.

BethM This sounds really interesting! 1mo
xxjenadanxx @BethM it really was. A great sort of modern mythology. 1mo
irre Is this a standalone or a series? 3w
xxjenadanxx @irre it is a standalone! 3w
irre Thanks! 3w
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xxjenadanxx
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This book is unexpectedly lovely.

#netgalley #arc

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Wow.

I didn't start reading this book expecting to immediately love it. And it did start off rather slow for me, but once it got going, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moreno-Garcia's use of language is stunningly beautiful, as are the fantastically thought out cast off characters. This will break your heart and satisfy anyone who loves an underdog story. Highly recommend!

xxjenadanxx I have an ARC of this I need to read. 1mo
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Liberty
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Ooooooo, yes! It arrived just in time for the readathon I‘m throwing myself tomorrow. Being sick was hard on my reading and I have a lot of catching up to do! SO EXCITED. TL;DR: Silvia Moreno-Garcia is AMAZING. 📚❤️📚

MayJasper I hope you are restored to good health 😊 #coversublime 😍 4mo
RealBooks4ever Glad you are feeling better! Love that cover! 💜 4mo
TNbookworm The cover is amazing! 4mo
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Another pre-order I'm looking forward to.

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IndyHannaJones
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HOLY CRAP I WANT TO READ THIS ONE!!!!!!!!! MAYAN DEATH GODS???? MEXICAN FOLKLORE???? THE JAZZ AGE! Plus that cover. Man. There are some good books in 2019. Ella is really feeling the love.

MaleficentBookDragon Oooooooh. That sounds good. 5mo
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