JADE CITY is a gripping Godfather-esque saga of intergenerational blood feuds, vicious politics, magic, and kungfu.
The Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon. It’s the only place in the world that produces rare magical jade, which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilities. The Green Bone clans of honorable jade-wearing warriors once protected the island from foreign invasion–but nowadays, in a bustling post-war metropolis full of fast cars and foreign money, Green Bone families like the Kauls are primarily involved in commerce, construction, and the everyday upkeep of the districts under their protection. When the simmering tension between the Kauls and their greatest rivals erupts into open violence in the streets, the outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones and the future of Kekon itself.
An audio listen because I had fomo!
Read the blurb to get the general jist of the storyline but basically we follow the Kaul family that uses jade as a source of power.
It was a story about honour, loyalty, corruption and family which certainly does not shy away from the violence and vileness of the their world.
There was so much character development I felt like I actually knew them! Shea was definitely my fave along with Wen who I hope plays a bigger part in the next book.
I also loved the world that the author gave us which again made me feel like I was there, especially loved the old tales.
This book was quite slow and detailed to begin with and then the action really heats up! In reality it’s something I would never have probably listened to but I am so glad I did!
I wanted to do a tag so perused WordPress for something I’d like and found this on Literary Elephant
Lets dive in!
Last Book I Bought
Untethered by Kaylynn Flanders
Last Book I Reread
I haven’t reread a book in ages but I this was the last book I reread
Last Book I Gave Up On
Ninth House byLeigh Bardugo Just wasn’t for me.
Last Book I Said I Read But Didn’t Not really sure I have done this. I dnf books but I don’t sat I have read if I haven’t!
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of I cant remember ever doing this! Isn’t that sacrilege?!
Last Book I Had Signed
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
Last Book I Lost I only recently discovered I couldn’t find my special signed edition of A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy and I have no idea where it is.
Last Book I Had to Replace Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend as I tipped coffee on it!
Last Book I Argued Over I don’t think I’ve argued over a book!
Last Book You Couldn’t Find I have my Harry Potter books scattered everywhere, originals and House Editions and I always have trouble remembering where I put them…so these are the books I always can’t find!
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.
This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
A collection of stories of my fave character, Magnus Bane! Sign me up!
Firstly, the illustrations! I wasn’t expecting those! They were fab!
From Peru, to Edmund Herondale to Will Herondale to James Herondale to baby Clary and then to Alec!
As a Will Herondale fan I absolutely loved reading about his Dad and how he met his Mum and then his son!
It was so lovely seeing old names I recognise and the tid bits of their lives!
I did a post the other day about the books I’d hauled in May 2020 and if I’d read. That post really spurred me on as I’d read 3 out of the 4 books so thought I’d now look at my haul from June 2020 to see if I’ve read!
Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley – READ
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman – READ
(Sorry no pic as WordPress hates me!)
Jokes on You by Lani Lynn Vale – READ
Incendiary by Zoraidya Cordova – DNF
I’m so happy! Effectively I have picked up all of these and read! I’m so happy!!!
My tbr pile is getting way beyond a joke so I really need to do something about it….but have no idea what! Bans don’t seem to work on me (hello, no will power here!) and I’m not reading as many books as I used to so I thought I’d cut down on books I actually want to get.
My new plan is to maybe just pick 2 and any others go on my wishlist….but we shall see!
So these are the 2 that I want to get releasing in August…..
Cazadora by Romina Garber
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko
What about you – what books do you want that are releasing in August (but please don’t make me want more!!!)