Happy book birthday to Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow! This lovely YA was an easy, fun read that enchanted every step of the way, with the mood of a classic fairytale drifting beneath a whirl of Mayan myth and 1920s Mexico. It has the fairytale narrator of Uprooted; a lush descriptive voice describes this 1920s Mexico and its Mayan myth and gods. Casiopea Tun dreams of a world of adventure—and she gets it when she accidentally frees the Mayan god of death, and must partner with him to capture the throne of the underworld, Xibalba, back from the brother who imprisoned him. Casiopea’s will and determination to get the life she has always wanted is an anchor in a swirl of 1920s bobs, mazes built of ash, fake black pearls, and the rumble of trains. Go out and grab a copy today!