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Gods of Jade and Shadow
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Expected publication date: August 6, 2019, by Del Ray Books
From Goodreads: 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.
I came across this book on NetGalley and quickly requested it. I’ve read one of Moreno-Garcia’s books before and I enjoyed it, and I hope I will like this one, too. I received an ARC some weeks ago, but I probably won’t read it until July so I don’t forget aspects of the book before the review is due.