Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is now hosting by Wishful Endings. These posts spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. Click on the cover for the link to its Goodreads page.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
It is expected to be published on August 6, 2019, by Del Rey.
I cannnot wait for this book to come out! The synopsis sounds wonderful. I have been wanting to read her other books, The Beautiful Ones, and Certain Dark Things. It seems like it is going to set during The Jazz Age. Even though I’m deaf, I love Jazz. I thought they’re beautiful. Plus put together the Roaring Twenties with Prehispanic mythology sounds awesome.
The cover is so beautiful. So colorful. I love how purple goes perfectly with the teal and orange and yellow. I love the drawing of the beautiful woman with the stars above. I love the typography. It sets the tone that it’s in the 20s.
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.