I remember coming home and cracking open my package to see Jade War. It’s my first physical ARC ever. I am so glad that it was for this book. One of my most anticipated sequels of the entire year. A huge thank you to Orbit books, Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for giving me an opportunity to be a part of the Jade War tour.
I always hesitate to read sequels. It’s something that I believed since I started reading. I am happy to report that Jade War breaks that cycle. Not only its a good follow up to the first book in the saga, Jade City but it’s even better than first one and I didn’t think that was possible.
Jade War excels on all fronts: plot, characters and the world. It’s one of the few books which has managed to do that?! Honestly, this book is nothing short of a masterpiece.
The character development in this series continues to be phenomenal. Every one has a part to play in the grand scheme of things and I loved that. All my favorites are thriving (Hilo!!!) and there are a few who wormed their way into my heart(Wen!).
The plot continues to be a roller coaster. There was never a dull movement in the entire book. A lot of action packed sequences and the final 100 or so pages were exceptional. Fonda Lee never lost me as an audience until the end. I love that, even in the sequel, we continue to explore the themes of family and honor.
The world-building of Green Bone Saga is one of the best out there. If you love your fantasy books with an intricate world, please consider reading this Asian gangster fantasy series. For those who enjoyed Jade City, I am sure that you will love the sequel too.
Some of my favorite quotes from Jade War:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Jade War
Author: Fonda Lee
Publisher: Orbit Books
Publication date: 23 July 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
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.
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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