Waiting on Wednesday 12/05/18

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (August 6th, 2019 by Del Rey)

Let’s be real, after the awesomeness of Certain Dark Things and The Beautiful Ones, I’ll read anything Moreno-Garcia writes. Not that I would have needed much convincing to pick up her next book anyway, with the delectable sound of its Roaring Twenties meets Mayan mythology premise.

“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.”

22 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 12/05/18”

  1. Are truly there no limits to Moreno-Garcia’s range of genres/topics?
    Each of her novels is different from the others, the only constant being her solid writing and wonderful characterization. And I’m sure this one will be no different…
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  2. Considering how much I’ve loved her past two books I am very much looking forward to this – i don’t even need a synopsis to be honest. You had me with Silvia Moreno Garcia.
    Lynn 😀


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