i almost died from these books, stared off into space after reading it, and clutching them to my chest | #JadeWarTour

ANOTHER CREATIVE POST FOR A BOOK!! It’s my stop for the #JadeWarTour today and I’m blessed with reading this phenomenal book. Firstly, the tour is hosted by the amazing Shealea from @shutupshealea / @caffeinetours! Secondly, if you’re interested in what I thought about the book in a more ranty and in-depth post, my review is here.

Let’s dive into three books that nearly killed me. They have crazy complex plot lines and morally gray characters. A rich and lush world. Fantastic character development and world building. With loads of awesome fighting scenes. I come out of all these books emotionally destroyed but still excited for the next book.

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Jade War by Fonda Lee
Series: The Green Bone Saga
Published July 23rd 2019 by Orbit Books
Genre: urban fantasy, adult, so fucking good it should be on your tbr

links: Goodreads Amazon | Book Depository

Rating: ★★★★★

synopsis:

In Jade War, the sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Jade City, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis.

On the island of Kekon, the Kaul family is locked in a violent feud for control of the capital city and the supply of magical jade that endows trained Green Bone warriors with supernatural powers they alone have possessed for hundreds of years.

Beyond Kekon’s borders, war is brewing. Powerful foreign governments and mercenary criminal kingpins alike turn their eyes on the island nation. Jade, Kekon’s most prized resource, could make them rich – or give them the edge they’d need to topple their rivals.

Faced with threats on all sides, the Kaul family is forced to form new and dangerous alliances, confront enemies in the darkest streets and the tallest office towers, and put honor aside in order to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival – and that of all the Green Bones of Kekon.

Jade War is the second book of the Green Bone Saga, an epic trilogy about family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of blood and jade.

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JADE WAR – FONDA LEE

Jade War was phenomenal. Was speechless multiple times throughout the book. My heart almost stopped far too many times especially in Jade War when you have no idea what will happen because Fonda Lee will KILL ANYONE SHE WANTS. It got me nervous sweating, it wasn’t pretty. Not many books focus heavily on the theme of family, honour and duty, AND THIS BLEW ME AWAY. I went into the predecessor, Jade City, not knowing much but wOw, I’m completely hooked. Both books were amazing and I’m scared for what’s going to happen in the final book. From the first book, I already knew The Green Bone saga will forever be in my favourites of all time and Jade War solidified it. The well-developed cast of characters makes questionable actions and are becoming more gray causes everything to be unpredictable. Watching everything pan out from the start to the end was satisfying to say the least.

THE POPPY WAR – R. F. KUANG

The Poppy War was another huge ass book that I went in aware of the hype and love surrounding the book. Naturally, my expectations were already high. Let me tell you, The Poppy War captured my attention with Rin’s slytherin traits and her drive to have everything she wanted. She doesn’t let anyone pull her down, and will go through great lengths to make sure she doesn’t fail. Rin do have really compassionate side, and care a lot for her friends. R.F. Kuang managed wonderfully to flesh out the world too. I loved exploring each region which are named after the twelve zodiac. The Chinese myths and legends included were nostalgic as well, I don’t usually see them in books. Kuang really showed the horrors of war. TPW has really graphic descriptions of rape and genocide, so it’s not Young Adult. The second half of the book took a dark turn filled with violence making the plot scarily unpredictable.

NEVERNIGHT – JAY KRISTOFF

I read The Illuminae Files written by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman before I read Nevernight so I wasn’t expecting to read really graphic violent scenes filled with gory and gruesome details. I’d like to think that I have a relatively average threshold for such scenes, but some of the scenes got me queasy. It’s an awesome assassin origin story. Mia is a very stabby person, brutal with her fights but she has a compassionate side too. I enjoyed her backstory and her will to live so that she can exact revenge on the people who caused her world to shatter. Jay Kristoff managed to make my heart drop with some of the action scenes especially with the second half. With Mia in an assassin academy, and teachers who wouldn’t hesitate to test you even if you might end up dying, there’s never knowing what will happen.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for adults and teens. She is the author of the Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City (Orbit), which won the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, was nominated for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Syfy Wire, and others. The second book in the Green Bone Saga, Jade War, releases in the summer of 2019. Fonda’s young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux), Exo and Cross Fire (Scholastic), have garnered numerous accolades including being named Junior Library Guild Selection, Andre Norton Award finalist, Oregon Book Award finalist, Oregon Spirit Book Award winner, and YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. In 2018, Fonda gained the distinction of winning the Aurora Award, Canada’s national science fiction and fantasy award, twice in the same year for Best Novel and Best Young Adult Novel.

Fonda wrote her first novel, about a dragon on a quest for a magic pendant, in fifth grade during the long bus ride to and from school each day. Many years later, she cast her high school classmates as characters in her second novel, a pulpy superhero saga co-written with a friend by passing a graphing calculator back and forth during biology class. Fortunately, both of these experiments are lost to the world forever.

Fonda is a former corporate strategist who has worked for or advised a number of Fortune 500 companies. She holds black belts in karate and kung fu, goes mad for smart action movies (think The Matrix, Inception, and Minority Report) and is an Eggs Benedict enthusiast. Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

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