Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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352 pages | Fantasy | Mayan Mythology

What is it about?

Cassipoea Tun accidentally frees a mayan god of death and is then forced to help him get his throne back from the brother who betrayed him.

Was it good?

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley AND I bought it from Book of the Month because I had forgotten about the ARC at the time. All opinions are my own.

The story was okay. It felt very slow, and reminded me very much of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, only it wasn’t as beautifully written, and the characters were less likable.

That’s not to say that this book was not enjoyable. It was very interesting from a cultural stand point and I did enjoy the tension between Cassipoea and her cousin, Martin.

I’ve been spending a lot of time researching homeschooling, and preparing for the days ahead and as such I just don’t have a lot of time to read lately. This makes me very eager to make sure I am really enjoying what I read. I had to set this book down and come back to it again later, but I am glad that I finished it.

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