Hello, my darling readers!
So, I recently got into book subscription boxes and this is the very first novel I got in one of them! I have a bunch of reviews coming up, all about the books I got in these boxes.
Today, I want to talk about Jade City by Fonda Lee, a story very different from what you might be used to!
Green-Bone clans used to consist of honorable men and women who used their Jade amplified powers to protect the island of Kekon.
Nowadays those clans resemble crime syndicates – of course, they are at war with each other…
I really wanted to like this book. The premise got me really excited but I had a hard time getting into the story.
I don’t even know why! The idea is quite unique and due to the Asian vibes, it is really different from any other book I’ve read so far.
The worldbuilding is interesting enough and I liked the whole Jade thing. It took me some time, however, to fully understand how the system is supposed to work and to tell all the people apart.
About 2/3 into the novel I really started to get sucked into the plot and appreciated the story more. As the story follows different members of the Kaul family I had, naturally, some favorites. That also means there are some characters I liked less and I had to try hard to not just skip those chapters.
It’s obvious to me why many people love this book and I would definitely say give it a try. But I am still a bit torn whether it’s a win for me or only something I would consider decent. I’m, nevertheless, curious about the next part!
Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!