February 13, 2021

#BookReview: The Jade Bones (The Age of the Seventh Sun #2) by @LaniForbes @BlackstoneAudio @favouritepages

Synopsis: Cast into the underworld after an act of shattering betrayal, Mayana and Ahkin must overcome unimaginable odds if they are to return home and reclaim the throne of the Chicome. A river of blood and demons disguised as children are only two of the challenges standing in their way. Fortunately, they are not unequipped. Mayana’s royal blood controls the power of water, and Prince Ahkin wields the power of the sun itself. Ometeotl, the Mother goddess, provides them with other gifts—and an ominous warning that one of them may not survive. But can the goddess be trusted?

Back in the lands above, Mayana’s best friend, Yemania, has survived the empress selection ritual—but her next challenge may be more than she can bear. The new empress of the Chicome Empire demands she become High Healer. Yemania has no interest in serving in the palace; she wants to use her healing ability to help the common people. More than that, her heart is no longer her own. She has met an enchanting stranger—Ochix, one of the feared Miquitz people who are ancient enemies of the Chicome.

As Mayana and Ahkin move ever closer to confronting the lords of the dead, Yemania and Ochix must hide their forbidden romance or face the wrath of both their empires. Meanwhile, the new empress has made a dangerous alliance that might destroy everything they hold dear.

Four young people risk their lives to save the world from a looming apocalypse in this captivating sequel to The Seventh Sun. Based on ancient Mesoamerican legends and mythology, The Jade Bones is a compelling and romantic adventure that builds to a heart-stopping climax.


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: OMG this book broke me! It picks up right after the ending events of book one and gets going.  The POVs are with Ahkin and Mayana and then Yemania  and her new love interest Ochix.  To say that I loved this book is not enough!! I cried so hard during the ending of this one!   

There are a few twists in this one but one of those I didn't see coming at all and I was shocked when it was revealed. And I hope a certain someone gets their comeupins in book three.  I die hard loved the flow and world that we have been tossed into with the underworld.  It was just so perfect for this story.  

The romance in this one worked wonders and the character arcs were spot on.  I don't have anything to bad to say about this one.  You need to read it asap!! Then come help me create a support group! Becuase Feb. 2022 is so far away.  


''Second chances, first love, exotic magic. The sequel to The Seventh Sun is sure to enchant and thrill.'' --Olivia Wildenstein, USA Today bestselling author of Feather and Rose Petal Graves

''With underworld horrors, romantic betrayals, and epic storytelling, Lani Forbes's The Jade Bones is a compelling and satisfying sequel to The Seventh Sun.'' --Margo Kelly, award-winning author of Who R U Really? and Unlocked

''Forbes sticks the landing once again...A fantastic second volume in this Mesoamerican-inspired fantasy series.'' --Justin Call, author of Master of Sorrows

''If only writing intrigue, fantasy, adventure, and romance were as easy as Lani Forbes makes it look. Absolutely fantastic.'' --Devri Walls, author of the Venators series

''The Jade Bones explores the lush, intricate world of the Mayan creation myth through characters who are as timeless as they are fresh. Mayana of Atl, Daughter of Water, undertakes a perilous journey through the dark Underworld alongside Ahkin, Prince of Light. Meanwhile, in the Overworld, Yamania, Daughter of Healing, battles to find her worth as she discovers love in the arms of a dangerous foe. Author Lani Forbes weaves a deeply emotional story of faith, duality, and the power of romantic hope in a time of brutal testing. Breathtaking in scope, this sequel to The Seventh Sun will leave readers clamoring for volume three!'' --Alane Ferguson, Edgar Allan Poe Award winner and author of over thirty novels

''The young royals of Chicome face new threats while grappling with faith, identity, and their roles in the cosmic story ... The common threads of life and death, sun and water worship blend well to make a rich tapestry on which to build a fantasy world ... A mythical, magical, and introspective adventure that celebrates Mesoamerican heritage; more, please.'' --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Lani Forbes is the daughter of a librarian and an ex-drug smuggling surfer (which explains her passionate love of the ocean and books). A former teacher turned trauma counselor, her passion is showing readers the transformative and encouraging power of story on the human experience. She helps others process anxiety, depression, and complex PTSD, both in her stories and in real life. A California native whose parents live in Mexico, Lani now resides in the Pacific Northwest where she stubbornly wears flip flops no matter how cold it gets. She is a proud nerd, Gryffindor, and member of Romance Writers of America and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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