Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Yetta Gottesman

I´m not massively annoyed by this book yet, but it definitely has the potential to do so:


1. First off: the names. Casiopeas God of Death has an evil twin brother and both these characters have very similar names. So for me, who is listening to the audiobook, it is very hard to keep these two characters apart, especially since they have weird names (Hun-Kame and Vucub-Kame).


2. Vucub-Kame visits Casiopeas evil cousin, Martin, and commands him to do his bidding by saying: "Your grandfather has helped me in the past and I made him rich. You do as I say and I will make you even richer". And Martins reply is "Okay!" ... I´m sorry, but isn´t it a bit weird that the God of Death (or whatever) is standing in your grandfathers bedroom.

I can only stretch my disbelief to a certain point and I´m not buying that essentially everyone is okay with evil Gods making an appearance in their houses and not be bothered by it.


3. I suspect Casiopea turns into a special snowflake along the way. It´s just a hunch, though.


4. Hun-Kame talks and behaves like a teenager himself, even though he has been locked up in a box for the last 50 years. And he is the freakin´ God of Death, just saying.


I´m not sure if I want to put up with another 8 hours of this story. I could use a transfiguration card for this square and listen to another Agatha Christie on audio instead. I know I would enjoy that.