Of Jade and Dragons

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Pub Date 20 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2024

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Description

IRON WIDOW meets SIX CRIMSON CRANES in this immersive YA fantasy inspired by Chinese legend, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Chloe Gong.

Aihui Ying’s life is viciously torn apart when her father is killed by a masked assassin. Left with only his journal and a jade pendant snatched from his killer, she vows to take her revenge.

Seeking answers, Ying infiltrates the prestigious Engineers Guild – the ancient institution home to her father’s secret past. There, she begins to navigate a world fraught with politics and treachery.

Soon though, Ying’s quest for vengeance turns into a fight for survival and she’ll have to stay one step ahead of everyone. . .if she’s to make it out alive.

‘A richly detailed and wildly imaginative book.’ - Xiran Jay Zhao, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Widow

IRON WIDOW meets SIX CRIMSON CRANES in this immersive YA fantasy inspired by Chinese legend, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Chloe Gong.

Aihui Ying’s life is viciously torn apart when her father...


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ISBN 9780241624364
PRICE £8.99 (GBP)
PAGES 480

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This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, I first heard about it before we had a cover and I knew immediately that it was right up my alley, and the gorgeous cover sold me even more.
This was my favorite read of the year so far, I started it this morning and finished it by 5 PM because I just could not stop reading.
There were just so many elements that I usually always love. I rarely come across an Asian-inspired fantasy I don't like, I love sci-fi fantasy, I love Asian academy settings specificially (I've read a couple of books like this and I loved it every single time) and it has some tropes that I'm a big fan of. It's also a Mulan retelling so that makes it even better!

It felt like a mix of The Poppy War and The Hurricane Wars, two titles I really love, especially the former, but of course there were so many unique elements to it as well.
I loved how the book was all about engineering and the FMC getting into the Engineer's Guild, it was such a cool twist.
The worldbuilding in general was great, I really enjoyed the setting and I cannot wait to see how this world is going to expand in the sequels.

Speaking of, I think Of Jade and Dragons did a great job at focusing on the school while also giving a good glimpse of the world outside and it set up the sequels so nicely.

I adore the FMC and her character arc was incredible. I was briefly worried that she was going to be "not like other girls", but I quickly fell in love with her, plus her behavior at the beginning makes sense given that it is a Mulan retelling.

The romance is definitely more of a slow-burn and I can't wait to see how it is going to develop.
I also really enjoyed the other characters and the friendship dynamics were so nice.

Overall, this was a fantastic debut in my opinion and I am already incredibly excited for the sequel!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC.

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