Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

So technically I just started an eARC of this, but this post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. I meant to post it before I started it (the publication date was moved up unexpectedly), but it didn’t work out and I still really want to showcase this novel, so here it is. I am a big fan of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s work and have really been looking forward to her newest novel, Gods of Jade and Shadow. This fantasy is rooted in Mayan mythology and takes place in 1920s Mexico. The cover is stunning and I can’t wait to hold the finished copy in my hands. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

 width=Title: Gods of Jade and Shadow
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Series: N/A
Pages: 352
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: July 23, 2019

      “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
      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.”

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20 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  1. Ahhhh I’m so jealous that you’re reading this one right now! I love Moreno-Garcia’s work and I’m so excited to read this one. I feel like I’ve seen a lot more bloggers talking about this book, too, which makes me really happy for her – she’s such an underrated SFF author.

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  2. I am kind of just in love with it, because it’s set in Mexico, and we don’t get a ton of books set there. I also think Mexican folklore is full of rich and wonderful tales, and it’s great to see them being incorporated into today’s literature.

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  3. I have never read this author but am really intrigued by the summary of this book. Here is my post-

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  4. wow, I’ve heard nothing about this book?? and it’s out in a month, on my birthday no less! I’m intrigued by the blurb, especially if it’s just an adventure story or if there’s meant to be a romance with this ‘strangely alluring’ god…


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