**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**
Giveaway (US Only)
One winner will receive a finished copy of Jade Fire Gold. The giveaway starts on October 11th and ends on October 18th!
Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fc15a59543/
Title Jade Fire Gold
Author June CL Tan
Release Date October 12, 2021
Date Finished October 3, 2021
Content Warnings: self-harm (gouging, eye horror; non-graphic), child abuse (physical, verbal, emotional manipulation/gaslighting), parent death (implied, off-page), character deaths mentions and descriptions of fantasy/magical violence (blood, war, political violence), mentions and descriptions of physical symptoms that might be triggering to those with emetophobia
Girls of Paper and Fire meets The Tiger at Midnight in June CL Tan’s stunning debut, inspired by Chinese mythology, with rich magic and an epic slow-burn romance.
In an empire on the brink of war . . .
Ahn is no one, with no past and no family.
Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child.
When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her arcane magical abilities.
But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.
Ferocious action, shadowy intrigue, and a captivating romance collide in June CL Tan’s debut, a stunning homage to the Xianxia novel with a tender, beating heart, perfect for fans of The Bone Witch and We Hunt the Flame.
I didn’t get an ARC of this book initially but then I was chosen for a tour and was thrilled to be able to read it early. This is one of my most anticipated reads of the fall!
Some Things I Liked
Alternating POVs. I loved Ahn and Altan. They were the perfect balance to each other and I loved the secrets between them and how those secrets impacted the story.
The romance. The romance was lite in this story and it was more about the profound understanding the main characters found in each other. I also loved the other side romances and would LOVE some spin off stories about them.
ATLA vibes. Altan was a fantasy version of Prince Zuko who was always my favorite character in that series. The parallels between this book and ATLA were phenomenal and nostalgic.
Please, please, please let there be more books in this series. I need more. There’s so much more I want to know about this world!
Also, I can’t wait to read more from this author. This debut had everything I wanted and more.
I loved every page of this book.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jade-fire-gold-june-cl-tan/1138598416?ean=9780063056367
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Jade-Fire-Gold-June-CL-Tan/9780063056367?ref=grid-view&qid=1631305148015&sr=1-1
About the Author