Friday, February 14, 2020

The Friday 56 (172) & Book Beginnings: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


36510722Synopsis from Goodreads...
The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.... 
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...


Beginning: "Some people are born under a lucky star, while others have their misfortune telegraphed by the position of the planets."

56: "Yes, it's magic and its blade were sharp. It would allow him to succeed a second time."


Comments: Gods of Jade and Shadow was the first book I read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and I really loved the story. What are you reading this week? 

30 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  2. Fabulous cover, though the book isn't really my thing. Love that cover.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :-)

      Delete
  3. Great snippets and gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Gods of Jade and Shadow book cover is one of my favorites from last year. It's so eye-catching. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  4. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  5. This sounds magical fantastical! :-) Happy Valentine's weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  6. This sounds very interesting. This week I'm reading spin-off series of The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa. And here is my Friday meme's post >> https://journeyinbookland.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/bookish-memes-on-friday-february-14-2020-features-doctor-dearest-by-r-s-grey/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  7. I really want to read this one at some point. I love the sound of it. I hope you have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gods of Jade and Shadow is an excellent story. It reminded me a little of stories like Spinning Silver and The Bear and the Nightingale, because of how tales/folklore were used in the story. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  8. I never read anything by this author, but it sounds like a good one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was. I enjoyed the story. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  9. I loved this one too! Have a great weekend!

    Lauren @ Always Me

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you also liked Gods of Jade and Shadow. It's such a great story. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  10. I liked this one. I also enjoyed her Mexican vampire tale, Certain Dark Things.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't read Certain Dark Things yet. It's on my TBR List. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  11. Yes, I loved this one! I am such a fan of the author. Hope you have a happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I totally agree. Gods of Jade and Shadow is such an excellent story, and I'm really looking forward to Mexican Gothic. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  12. i have been to mexico numerous times and loved it. even climbed chichen itza, before it become off limits. i love reading about the mayan caulture
    sherry @ fundinmental

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Then you might enjoy Gods of Jade and Shadow. It's an intricate story with a lot of folklore elements. It's one of the best books I've read so far this year. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  13. Since everyone seems to like this author, I'm going to look for this one. Yes, my library has it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you enjoy Gods of Jade and Shadow once you get to it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  14. The cover is gorgeous and the excerpts interesting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The cover is very pretty, and it fits perfectly with the story. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  15. I haven't read this one yet, but I've been meaning to! It sounds so good, and that 56 snippet in particular grabs my attention and makes me want to read it even more! Glad to hear you loved it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are a lot memorable lines from Gods of Jade and Shadow. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete

Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...