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.&;A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.&;&;BustleNEBULA AWARD FINALIST &; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR &; Tordotcom &; The New York Public Library &; BookRiot 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.Praise for Gods of Jade and Shadow&;A dark, dazzling fairy tale . . . a whirlwind tour of a 1920s Mexico vivid with jazz, the memories of revolution, and gods, demons, and magic.&;&;NPR&;Snappy dialog, stellar worldbuilding, lyrical prose, and a slow-burn romance make this a standout. . . . Purchase where Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor, and N. K. Jemisin are popular.&;&;Library Journal (starred review)&;A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change . . . Moreno-Garcia&;s seamless blend of mythology and history provides a ripe setting for Casiopea&;s stellar journey of self-discovery, which culminates in a dramatic denouement. Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia&;s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.&;&;Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Book Details


Random House Digital


Jul 23, 2019





Age Level

General Adult