Jade City
FAMILY IS DUTY. MAGIC IS POWER. HONOR IS EVERYTHING.Magical jade—mined, traded, stolen, and killed for—is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation.When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones—from their grandest patriarch to the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets—and of Kekon itself.Jade City begins an epic tale of family, honor, and those who live and die by the ancient laws of jade and blood.

Jade City Details

TitleJade City
Author
ReleaseNov 7th, 2017
PublisherOrbit
ISBN-139780316440868
Rating
GenreFantasy, Adult

Jade City Review

  • karen
    January 1, 1970
    it took me an embarrassingly long time to get through this book. between life-sorrow and the early bitchslap of summer weather, i’ve been very bad at reading. however, once this clicked for me, i was completely hooked, and when i finished, i felt that very specific emotional mashup of yearning and frustration that comes when you read the first book in a series six months before it is even published, making the wait for the next book that much longer. this is the author’s first novel for the adul it took me an embarrassingly long time to get through this book. between life-sorrow and the early bitchslap of summer weather, i’ve been very bad at reading. however, once this clicked for me, i was completely hooked, and when i finished, i felt that very specific emotional mashup of yearning and frustration that comes when you read the first book in a series six months before it is even published, making the wait for the next book that much longer. this is the author’s first novel for the adult market, and it’s really impressive. i’ve never read her YA, but if it’s anything like this, i’m interested. on paper, it’s not really my kind of book - epic fantasy meets organized crime, rippling with all the unfamiliar names of characters, locations, ranks, and honorifics that give me agita trying to keep straight whenever i attempt to read fantasy, and filled with detailed fight sequences that tend to make my eyes glaze over trying to visualize ‘em. BUT, while i admit it took me a bit longer than i’m comfortable admitting to orient myself in this world, once i did, her worldbuilding blew my mind a little. this is such a dense and elaborate realm; a kinda-sorta japan, but with its own unique myths, religious rituals, caste system, culture, etc to which the reader is exposed gradually, almost incidentally, while following the story of two clans of superhuman warriors fighting for dominance, territory, and undisputed control over the supply of jade from which the clans derive their powers, while regular citizens are caught in the crossfire. but it’s not just battles and physical conflicts, it’s about family (and Family), politics, legacy, reputation, loyalty, and that always-unpleasant opposition between duty and desire.it’s damn good, practically shakespearian.lee is a martial artist herself, and she writes her fight scenes in a way that even i (a lover, not a fighter) can follow along with, which is a rare gift. she’s equally skilled in the emotional landscapes of her characters (of which there are many), creating a rich psychological component, and this thing is impressively thick with details of the hierarchies and roles and the complex social mechanics of this world. some of the names are better than others - it’s hard for me to get invested in the earnest fight for the region known as the Armpit, but who am i to judge another culture’s armpit-estimation?i haven’t said much about the plot, because it’s one of those books where you can’t easily mention one element without attaching five qualifying/explanatory statements to it - backtracking to differentiate between Fists and Fingers, White Rats and stone-eyes, etc - and i think ‘warring crime syndicates with magical powers’ is enough to pinpoint the driving force behind the action. it may have taken me a while to settle into the world, but i’m a notorious fantasy-dummy, so now that i’m comfortable here, bring on book two before i forget all this hard-won understanding!!
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  • Fonda Lee
    January 1, 1970
    Jade City is my adult debut and it also marks my foray into epic fantasy. It came about from watching kung fu movies and thinking, "You know, I'm a long-time student of martial arts, so why can't I punch through concrete or fly thirty feet into the air yet?" I started envisioning a society where magical jade granted special abilities to warriors with the proper training and bloodline, and the idea merged with my longstanding enthusiasm for mafia stories to become this modern gangster family saga Jade City is my adult debut and it also marks my foray into epic fantasy. It came about from watching kung fu movies and thinking, "You know, I'm a long-time student of martial arts, so why can't I punch through concrete or fly thirty feet into the air yet?" I started envisioning a society where magical jade granted special abilities to warriors with the proper training and bloodline, and the idea merged with my longstanding enthusiasm for mafia stories to become this modern gangster family saga. It's the most intense, ambitious thing I've ever written, and there's more to come.
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  • Sherwood Smith
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not sure what to call the subgenre this intense, brilliantly gripping fantasy falls under. Epic fantasy, at least to me, usually signifies world-changing events involving countries and cultures.In Jade City, the history, cultural detail, and mythology are every bit as involving as those in big epic fantasies--everything centering around the mysterious properties of jade.We do get brief and tantalizing glimpses of other cultures, but most of the focus is on the city of Janloon, main city of a I'm not sure what to call the subgenre this intense, brilliantly gripping fantasy falls under. Epic fantasy, at least to me, usually signifies world-changing events involving countries and cultures.In Jade City, the history, cultural detail, and mythology are every bit as involving as those in big epic fantasies--everything centering around the mysterious properties of jade.We do get brief and tantalizing glimpses of other cultures, but most of the focus is on the city of Janloon, main city of an island that a generation ago was occupied by enemies. Most of our POVs are descended from mountain warriors who fought a bitter resistance, and after the enemy departed, labored just as fiercely to bring the city into economic prosperity.But the two main clans who had led the fight for freedom disagreed strongly over whether or not they ought to trade their mysterious jade out, or keep control of it. Jade gives certain people superpowers, but it has all kinds of dangerous side-effects. One must have a lifetime of training. And even then. . .The bottom line is, Lee, a martial artist, constructed a world in which she could provide a reason for the aerial and super-strength and psychic powers of her favorite kung fu movies. Combined with her interest in mafia-style internal politics, and you get a very intense, often bloody, internal struggle between a variety of excellently developed characters. Jade City's world is vivid and complicated, with a strong overlay of Asian cultural attitudes, gestures, styles, and foods. The characters are all as complex as the world, even the spear carriers.Here's the thing I realized while reading this book: when an author takes the time to bring those characters to life, in all their complexity, then it hurts more when their lives are threatened--and sometimes lost.This is one of those books that you really should not start reading late at night, unless you are okay with pulling an all-nighter, because you cannot sleep until you know what happened, and then what happened, and then what happened . . .Copy provided by NetGalley
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  • Beth Cato
    January 1, 1970
    Blurbed it. LOVED IT. One of the best books out this year.
  • Chocolategoddess
    January 1, 1970
    Lee has created an intriguing world in Jade City, where two clans of gangsters vie for control over said city. It's definitely an original sort of fantasy novel, set in an East Asian-style country that feels realistic and fantastical at the same time (the best type of fantastical).The main fantasy element comes from jade, which allows those with the biological predisposition to wear it and attain superpowers. Naturally jade is a sought-after item and it's at the centre of the story as the No Pea Lee has created an intriguing world in Jade City, where two clans of gangsters vie for control over said city. It's definitely an original sort of fantasy novel, set in an East Asian-style country that feels realistic and fantastical at the same time (the best type of fantastical).The main fantasy element comes from jade, which allows those with the biological predisposition to wear it and attain superpowers. Naturally jade is a sought-after item and it's at the centre of the story as the No Peak clan fight with the Mountain clan--both on their jade warriors, and off.The characters in this book run the gamut from nervous students to violent manboys who like beating things up, but my particular favourite was Shae, one of the few women in this book. She left her family and the jade city to get away from the gangster situation and to stop relying on jade, which takes a lot of strength, and then she comes back, which takes even more. I enjoyed her character arc a lot.The plot itself was pretty decent, with some twists I didn't see coming, and some that I did. Lee knows what she's doing in a story, that's for sure.Overall, this was a really great book and yet I feel lacklustre about it. There was quite a lot of 'telling' in the writing, which bothered me, but ultimately I think my apathy comes down to the fact I'm just not that interested in gangsters or superpowers. I think if you're into those things, you'd love this book and I would recommend giving it a try.
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  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Orbit Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. My opinion of this book is not influenced by this opportunity.Jade City combines elements of gangster families with martial arts, fantastical properties of jade, and the quest for power. The book spans multiple perspectives from the No Peak clan (and a couple outside perspectives too), and one of the central themes is the role of family obligation.To be completely honest, I had a really hard time getting into t Thanks to Orbit Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. My opinion of this book is not influenced by this opportunity.Jade City combines elements of gangster families with martial arts, fantastical properties of jade, and the quest for power. The book spans multiple perspectives from the No Peak clan (and a couple outside perspectives too), and one of the central themes is the role of family obligation.To be completely honest, I had a really hard time getting into the book. It took me until about 50 percent through the e-book to find a groove, which means that had I not been reading it as a galley, I would have abandoned it by that point. I never felt that sympathetic or even enraged by any of the main characters, instead feeling kind of annoyed at their decisions and lack of overall maturity. With so many characters introduced, I never felt like I had a sense of any one character's depth or complexity. Only towards the end of the book did I feel that one of the purported villains was multifaceted, and that would have made for a much more interesting subplot. Similarly, a side female character without jade-related abilities (stone-eye) ended up being one of the more fascinating cases and I would have loved to have experienced this plot from her eyes.I also found Lee's choice to make men so prominent in her world and women - with two slight exceptions - fairly minor. In a world where we're supposed to imagine a different world, why are men still so prominent?I think if this book continues on to become a series, I'd like to see a tighter plot with better editing and stronger character development.
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  • J.
    January 1, 1970
    I asked for an ARC of this book, and I'm so glad I did. Epic fantasy with jade magic and martial arts? It's go so much to love that readers won't want to put it down. A lot of characters to start out (gang war means lots of bodies), but you'll get hooked quickly and each is well defined, so you won't have trouble keeping track. Definitely looking forward to the next two!
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  • Krystal
    January 1, 1970
    In awe of this masterpiece by Fonda Lee! Her ability to develop strong characters and complex plots is unsurpassed! Looking forward to reading more of her writing.
  • Jo Ladzinski
    January 1, 1970
    Got this book as an ARC at The BookCon 2017I had so much fun and so many feelings reading this book. It takes place in a metropolis at the whims of two crime families: The Mountain and No Peak. These two clans have magic at their disposal in addition to traditional gang weaponry of guns and knives. We follow Lan, Hilo, Anden, and Shae, the latest generation of No Peak Green Bones as their way of life comes under danger because of opportunistic thieves and cowards picking battles with the wrong p Got this book as an ARC at The BookCon 2017I had so much fun and so many feelings reading this book. It takes place in a metropolis at the whims of two crime families: The Mountain and No Peak. These two clans have magic at their disposal in addition to traditional gang weaponry of guns and knives. We follow Lan, Hilo, Anden, and Shae, the latest generation of No Peak Green Bones as their way of life comes under danger because of opportunistic thieves and cowards picking battles with the wrong people.The character relationships and dynamics are so compelling. Each one grows in a unique direction that ultimately brings them together in the finale. I loved the magic system and how seamlessly it flowed into the story. There was no moment of ambiguity with regards to the close-knit fight scenes. Each region of Kekon had its own flavor, as if the reader explored it with the characters, even though they were intimately familiar with their surroundings. There was also a deep-rooted sense of tradition, both within the culture of the world Lee built and within the clans that added another dimension to the narrative. There was a strong sense of understanding between the reader and characters that sucked me right into this world.My only minor gripe would be the lack of sense of scale. It was really apparent how the clan wars would effect the clansmen, but not so much the city at large. There were a few scenes with councilmen, but they were somewhat few and far between.If you're looking for a work of high personal stakes and world-building that carries you through from cover to cover, jade City is an amazing read.
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  • USOM
    January 1, 1970
    This book has bewitched me. It is like an epic fantasy series meets gang conflicts mixed with magical jade. What is there more to love? I almost felt like this book was written with me in mind.At first I was in love with the rich history and world building that Lee guides us through. It is lush, detailed, full of jade and secrets. In my three pages of notes I have so many mentions of how amazing and immersive the world is. Recently I have been reading some fantasy where I had question, but this This book has bewitched me. It is like an epic fantasy series meets gang conflicts mixed with magical jade. What is there more to love? I almost felt like this book was written with me in mind.At first I was in love with the rich history and world building that Lee guides us through. It is lush, detailed, full of jade and secrets. In my three pages of notes I have so many mentions of how amazing and immersive the world is. Recently I have been reading some fantasy where I had question, but this book gives it all to me. It even has a few short chapters with little legends/tales that the characters know. But soon I was falling in love with the characters - even the side ones. I fell straight in love with Shae, but even the ones who were not my instant favorites like Bero and Hilo I found myself admiring. And don't even get me started on what I'd do for Anden. But like even the 'villains' I found entirely compelling. The plot was masterful and complex and I am so unworthy to even describe it. But it will take you on a wild ride that shows you a city on the border of change - between progress and tradition. The tide will rip the city apart and even the families within as a new wind blows through. Do yourself a favor. If you are interested in some FANTASTIC adult fantasy, read this. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.
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  • Klara
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 RibbonsJade City is the beginning of an interesting and ambitious trilogy. The first book, Jade City, will be released in only a few days ( Nov 4th). I want to make sure all of you get your hands on this wonderful inspiring, interesting and compelling first book.I have to be honest with you guys, I have not been reading as much as I used to, and of the books I read I rarely felt this spark of excitement, empathy, and commitment towards the characters in the book as I did here. That’s why I t 5/5 RibbonsJade City is the beginning of an interesting and ambitious trilogy. The first book, Jade City, will be released in only a few days ( Nov 4th). I want to make sure all of you get your hands on this wonderful inspiring, interesting and compelling first book.I have to be honest with you guys, I have not been reading as much as I used to, and of the books I read I rarely felt this spark of excitement, empathy, and commitment towards the characters in the book as I did here. That’s why I took the time to actually sit down and write a review. Jade City is the kind of book that presents you with charismatic characters you wish you could meet in real life, a wondrously magical setting that keeps you on your toes and interested in the story of what happened before the actual story begins. It is a complex world in which the reader quickly notices that there is so much more you don’t know, not plot-wise, but when looking at the world this story takes place. We only get a glimpse of what is happening and so, everything was a mystery ( in a positive way) and many things have been left unanswered after the first book, but I’m anxious and impatient for the next book to be released. But let’s hear a bit from Fonda Lee herself:“I started envisioning a society where magical jade granted special abilities to warriors with the proper training and bloodline, and the idea merged with my longstanding enthusiasm for mafia stories to become this modern gangster family saga. It's the most intense, ambitious thing I've ever written, and there's more to come.”This story is so rich on characters, their development, cultural information and world- building that I would recommend it to anyone who likes a complex world without having to read a thousand pages. Lee makes all this possible in her newest story and I can honestly say that even though I have already read Jade City, I will definitely buy the book. The only thing that I really didn’t like about the book is that it is not available as hardcover in Europe. I mean, it is but has to be shipped here and so it is extremely expensive and not good for our environment.
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  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    Jade City is a book about loyalty, family and warring clans. The world is Asian influenced, mostly Chinese from what I could tell--I'm not an expert or anything, but the location read like an island China, sort of like Hong Kong, maybe Taiwan because crispy squid balls are a Taiwanese dish and it's featured as one of the entrees at the Twice Lucky Restaurant in the novel. Janloon even sort of sounds like Kowloon. Plus, with the inclusion of jade and jade powers, that just made it read even more Jade City is a book about loyalty, family and warring clans. The world is Asian influenced, mostly Chinese from what I could tell--I'm not an expert or anything, but the location read like an island China, sort of like Hong Kong, maybe Taiwan because crispy squid balls are a Taiwanese dish and it's featured as one of the entrees at the Twice Lucky Restaurant in the novel. Janloon even sort of sounds like Kowloon. Plus, with the inclusion of jade and jade powers, that just made it read even more like a Chinese fantasy world.I enjoyed Jade City quite a bit, but for a book that's about warring clans, there was surprisingly very little action. There was soooo much exposition. It's a series though, and with the depth of this world-building, I suspect there will be a whole lot more in the next book. The author really brought the world to life though, and it's clear that she paid attention to every little detail. I do wish there had been a little more atmosphere in the writing--I prefer more sensory language and want to feel like I am there, but even so, I enjoyed most of what I read.That said, this book really drags quite a bit, and if you aren't into the characters or the conflict going down, you are going to be bored out of your mind. I was somewhere in between, but I enjoyed it enough to finish, and I found the second half a whole lot stronger than the first. There are multiple POVs, at least four, but they are all well done, in my opinion. I'm not a big fan of multiple POVs but if they are written well with distinct voices, I can handle it.The author isn't afraid to take drastic chances, and I appreciate that kind of bravery. She's not afraid to completely torture her characters, and the violence in the book is graphic and reads very realistic.  I think I'll probably stick with this series, but I want to read what the next book is about first before I decide.
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  • Coolcurry
    January 1, 1970
    I had a lot of fun with Jade City! The story starts off slow, but by the second half, I was having trouble putting it down.Over twenty years ago, the island nation of Kekon won their freedom through the feats of the Green Bone warriors and their loyal Lantern Men. Now, Kekon is coming into the modern age, and the Green Bones have splintered into clans, of which the two largest and most powerful are led by the Kaul and Ayt families. While they do not hold official political power, the Kaul and Ay I had a lot of fun with Jade City! The story starts off slow, but by the second half, I was having trouble putting it down.Over twenty years ago, the island nation of Kekon won their freedom through the feats of the Green Bone warriors and their loyal Lantern Men. Now, Kekon is coming into the modern age, and the Green Bones have splintered into clans, of which the two largest and most powerful are led by the Kaul and Ayt families. While they do not hold official political power, the Kaul and Ayt families are the powers behind the throne in Kekon. When war threatens to break out between them, it will effect all of Kekon.Jade City focuses on the Kaul family, which has recently passed the leadership over to the grandson of the freedom fighting patriarch, now an elderly and deteriorating man. The Kaul family consists of Lan, the new head of the family; Hilo, Lan’s brother who’s in charge of the military/street enforcers branch of the clan; Shae, their sister who left the family, determined to make her own way; and Anden, their school aged adopted brother. Like other Green Bone families, jade is paramount. Kekon’s jade has special properties that allow those who wear it to gain supernatural abilities, but it is also dangerous. Green Bones have special training and resistance that allows them to wear jade without being driven insane. How much jade you wear is a sign of how significant you are.I really loved the world building of Jade City. It gives me two things I’m always looking for in fantasy novels: second world fantasy with modern technology and non-Western cultural influences. I’ve never read anything quite like it, although Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence probably comes the closest. The world Fonda Lee creates feels lived in and real. While the narrative focuses on Kekon, it’s easy to believe that an entire world expands out beyond the borders of the island.If I had one wish, it’d be for more female POV characters. Kekon is a male dominated, macho culture. While women now enter academies to train to become Green Bones (a modern development) and there are no legal barriers to them holding leadership, the culture is still slanted towards male domination. I.e. it’s a lot like the world we live in with respect to gender norms. It was interesting to see how each of the five main POV characters (the Kaul family, plus a street rat named Bero) interact with their culture’s gender norms. Shae turns her back on her clan and Green Bone culture partly because she’s frustrated with it’s obsession with male honor and how women are sidelined. While Lan is the leader of the clan, he sometimes departs from what is expected of him as a Green Bone patriarch; for instance, it’s considered unusual that he didn’t have his ex-wife’s lover killed and instead let the two of them leave Kekon. Andan is a bit of an outsider, as a mix raced, queer teenager. He struggles to be accepted in a society prejudiced against him (queer people are considered unlucky, and anyone mixed race is considered foreign, even if they were born and raised in Kekon like Andan). Hilo is the character who most embodies Kekon’s standards of toxic masculinity (he cannot understand why Lan wouldn’t let him kill the ex-wife’s lover), and Bero idealizes that sort of masculinity and is determined to gain jade of his own. Perhaps this is why I never much cared for Hilo or Bero.Fonda Lee has martial arts training, and it shows in the exquisite, jade powered fight scenes of Jade City. As I mentioned at the beginning, the first third is a bit slow to take off, but once Jade City picked up steam it was unstoppable. I found myself reading even when I’d been planning on doing other things.This story of magical fueled, mobster politics was a sheer delight. I’m excited to read a sequel, and I may look into Fonda Lee’s back list in the meantime.Review originally posted on The Illustrated Page.I received an ARC in exchange for a free and honest review.
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  • Crittermom
    January 1, 1970
    Jade City is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and others who enjoy intense politically complex fantasy. Set in an area much like early 20th century Asia, Kekon is an island nation divided between families of power. Green Bone warriors wield jade in service of the patriarchs, the bioactive stones enhancing physical and psychic capabilities. The more jade you can wield, the higher your position. Kekon maintains an uneasy balance of power, but jade and the capacity to wield it is envied by other Jade City is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and others who enjoy intense politically complex fantasy. Set in an area much like early 20th century Asia, Kekon is an island nation divided between families of power. Green Bone warriors wield jade in service of the patriarchs, the bioactive stones enhancing physical and psychic capabilities. The more jade you can wield, the higher your position. Kekon maintains an uneasy balance of power, but jade and the capacity to wield it is envied by other countries as well as by commoners who see it as a path to wealth and prestige. Shine, a drug designed by foreign powers, allows the untrained to wield jade upsetting the delicate balance and leading to war between the Kaul and the Ayt.Part gangster drama, part action fantasy Jade City is a unique and unforgettable epic. The story starts slowly, and is incredibly complicated. It takes time to get to know the characters and the situation. In my view it's time well spent. Other novels may have more flash, but Jade City has what it takes to be remembered long after most are forgotten.4 / 5I received a copy of Jade City from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.--Crittermom
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  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy of Jade City from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed this urban fantasy more than expected. It has been described as "Game of Thrones meets The Godfather meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which makes me shudder, but the novel almost lives up to such an impossible standard. The first few chapters, while fast-paced and engaging, suggested a predictable martial arts/gangster novel with a mild fantasy twist. However, as the book continued, Lee gave I received an advance copy of Jade City from Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.I enjoyed this urban fantasy more than expected. It has been described as "Game of Thrones meets The Godfather meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which makes me shudder, but the novel almost lives up to such an impossible standard. The first few chapters, while fast-paced and engaging, suggested a predictable martial arts/gangster novel with a mild fantasy twist. However, as the book continued, Lee gave her characters depth and complexity, presenting them with no easy choices as their relationships were tested and strained. The main leaders of the rival clan were sketched quickly but skillfully, making them seem appropriate foils for the protagonists, a bit more than cartoon villains. I also found the post-colonial dynamics of the island of Kekon added a welcome socio-historical dimension to the tale, as well as opening the possibility for future intrigue in the series. I look forward to reading the next volume.
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 26%I tried, oh I tried SO hard for 3 months to read this book. I'm not going to continue to force myself and not enjoy my time. Reading is for enjoyment and if you aren't enjoying something why do it? I've since given up on Netgalley, this book was just the last straw. The world building in Jade City was immersive, but the characters totally ruined it for me. The story begins with a bang, but unfortunately that first chapter was the ONLY bang for me. I had to finally give it up. This sadd DNF at 26%I tried, oh I tried SO hard for 3 months to read this book. I'm not going to continue to force myself and not enjoy my time. Reading is for enjoyment and if you aren't enjoying something why do it? I've since given up on Netgalley, this book was just the last straw. The world building in Jade City was immersive, but the characters totally ruined it for me. The story begins with a bang, but unfortunately that first chapter was the ONLY bang for me. I had to finally give it up. This saddens me to no end because this book was one of my most anticipated releases of the whole year.
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  • Fran
    January 1, 1970
    With a powerful family of complex characters — including my favorite, Kaul Shaelinsan — Jade City beckons readers to secret family meetings and public battles between warring clans. With magical jade at stake, winning the battle for control of a city has never been more important, or more dangerous. Fonda Lee’s first adult novel is a fast-hitting, tantalizing, sometimes unsettling, and always insightful book with a wealth of power at its core. A modern-day epic.(From my blurb)
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  • Lisa Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. It's a bit out of my comfort zone but it was so well crafted that I was able to really get into it and get deeply emotionally attached to these characters and to their fates. It's a great book for people who aren't really into fantasy or people who enjoy epic mafia or cartel family power stories. Highly recommended,
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  • Tena
    January 1, 1970
    I won this kindle version in a GOODREADS giveaway.
  • Janet Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Good family epic set in a contemporary fantasy world. Plenty of action, good character development, difuse plot.
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    Really, really great world-building, but I couldn’t get into the characters.
  • X.
    January 1, 1970
    AHHHHHHHHH
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