Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

How I Read It: Audiobook

Dates Read: 8/23/19-8/27/19

This one never seemed to hold my interest so I don’t have much to say about it, but here’s my thoughts:

Set in 1920s Mexico, Casiopea is stuck being the servant for her grandfather. She dreams of running away and thinking that maybe he owns gold coins in his trunk, she sneaks a peek. She reaches in and something gets stuck in her hand. Before she knew it, Hun-Kamé, the god of death, appears before her, and part of his bone is inside of her hand. When his brother, Vacub-Kamé, put him in the trunk, he had taken bits of his body, so he has to take Casiopea with him in order to find the pieces. If he doesn’t find them in time, Casiopea dies. Her cousin, Martín is forced into being Vacub-Kamé’s champion, and they find themselves in a competition to find the missing parts of Han-Kamé before the other.

There was a lot going on through this one, and it was hard for me to focus (this is also because I am in a transition period in my life, so my mind is a little off). I was never completely into this book, though I can see the appeal. The writing style, the original idea, and the overall aesthetic of the book are completely attractive, but I just never fell into it. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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