Gods of Jade and Shadow

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by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Goodreads Author)

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia Thank you! Yes, this is an adult novel, as are all my other novels and novellas. SFF by women seems to be automatically classified as YA, which is whe…moreThank you! Yes, this is an adult novel, as are all my other novels and novellas. SFF by women seems to be automatically classified as YA, which is where the error comes from.

PS: The reasons for having this out as an adult book have to do with the choices of my publisher, but also my own feeling that the omniscient tell-don't-show bits of the novel would make it feel distancing and unappealing for teenagers (plus some other stuff, which I won't go into right now). And sure, there's adults who also hate omniscient POVs, but teens seems to hate them more (at least judging by the ones I know). If new adult had taken off as a category maybe that might have worked as a shelf, but it doesn't seem to have done very well. Ultimately, I think it's a fantasy bildungsroman, which may be very appealing to adults who like a fairy tale feel but also cross-over well to older teenagers.(less)
Ale Nop! Although the author was born and raised in Mexico, she's been living in and working from Canada. The publisher's based in NY, so I guess it's pre…moreNop! Although the author was born and raised in Mexico, she's been living in and working from Canada. The publisher's based in NY, so I guess it's pretty safe to say it was written in English. And if I may add, I loved there were no token Spanish words thrown every now and then, like I've seen other Latinx oriented novels do. The book feels like Mexico because of the images it paints in your mind, not because you hear some random words in Spanish. (less)
Nicholas There is. Without spoiling anything, there is a slow build relationship that ended in a satisfying way, without feeling too clichéd to me.

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