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Mexican Gothic
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting re-imagining of gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico
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Blueberry
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It's that time of year again!! #CanadaReads2023! This is the shortlist.

@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Hey I've actually read some of them! 5d
SamAnne A friend who works in a bookstore recommended Greenwood to me and I‘ve been trying to get to it forever. All these books are on my TBR—or I‘ve read them! I‘m south of the border but I plan to join in! 4d
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AllDebooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Joining in #12daysofchristmas hosted by @Andrew65
Listing my favourite books of the year over 12 days from my annual fiction and non-fiction reads.
#12booksofChristmas

Mexican Gothic crossed over into November for #AuthorAMonth hosted by @Soubhiville
Moreno-Garcia is a prolific young author and I will definitely be reading more of her books this year.

Soubhiville 😊📚 4w
Andrew65 Great choices. 4w
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Martta
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mini book haul 😍

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TheGothiqueLibrarian
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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By far onw of my favorite revamps on Gothic literature. And one of the most exciting things I've read in years. 💚

emz711 🍄🍄 I had such high hopes but it just got corny to me 2mo
TheGothiqueLibrarian Awww that's a shame. I'm sorry you had a different experience!! Have you tried any of her other works?? I know that her noir book Velvet Was The Night was a different speed and more realistic than this one. :) 2mo
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Bookish.SAM
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘m a little late to the party on this one!

I liked the unique take on the haunted house trope... sort of gave me Annihilation vibes.

We‘re getting into ‘reading by the fireplace‘ season around here 😊❄️🔥📖

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akfreeborn
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A strange gothic tale- kind of a combination of Rosemary‘s Baby, Yellow Wallpaper and the Ruins. Noemi is a brave heroine but what a strange group of people and the property- creepy haunted house!

LazyLibrary This was a surprising read for me! I enjoyed it! The creepy atmosphere was so heavy throughout the story and the ending was quite a unique surprise! 3mo
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vlwelser
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was a great #audiobook but honestly it might not have held my interest as text. I do love a scary house is trying to eat you story so definitely giving it a pick. I've said this before but this author is all over the place genre wise.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

ShyBookOwl I've been curious about this one for so long, but I keep getting the nagging sense that'll it'll be a slow one. No shade to a slow burn, I'm just impatient lol 3mo
CBee A “scary house is trying to eat you” story 😂😂 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I've seen so many mixed reviews for this one!! 3mo
Soubhiville What @CBee said! 🤣 3mo
CBee @Soubhiville I mean I love those kinds of stories too but the description is the BEST 😂😂😂 @vlwelser 3mo
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Megabooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I wanted to like this more than I did. I am always down for a creepy family and fungus-ridden house, but she lost my attention a bit in the middle. I‘ll consider it a win after bailing on two of her other books. #AuthorAMonth

Naomí‘s cousin Catalina quickly married a mysterious Englishman living in Mexico. After she moves to his estate, the family receives wild, feverish letters that concern them. Plucky young Naomí is sent to investigate.

Megabooks This is one of my favorite book photos this year. It was a fantastic day to take pictures near the river! 3mo
Megabooks This was my #doublespin too @TheAromaofBooks 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen This was a strange book - but you‘re right…it‘s a gorgeous photo 3mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely photo, and at least you finished the book! 😁 3mo
Soubhiville What a vibrant photo! I had mixed feelings about this book as well and I just bailed on Gods of Jade… this author might not be for me, though I have The Beautiful Ones I‘m going to try before completing giving up. 3mo
TNbookworm Gorgeous photo 🤩 3mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thank you! 3mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain thanks and agreed! 3mo
Megabooks @TNbookworm thank you! 3mo
Megabooks @Soubhiville thanks! I bailed on Daughter of Dr Moreau earlier this month and Velvet Was the Night the year it came out. I don‘t think I‘m going to seek this author out anymore, but I‘m glad I finished one. Yay author a month! I‘ll look forward to your thoughts on Beautiful. 👍🏻 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
bthegood This was a so-so for me - I know many people really enjoyed it but something was missing for me - love the photo🍂 3mo
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Cosmos_Moon
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was creepy and weird. Two great qualities in fiction.

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squirrelbrain
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Well, that was a bit…weird! It‘s a soft pick, as I‘m not a huge fan of gothic books anyway, but this was odd in that it is set in Mexico but in a traditional English country house, so didn‘t feel Mexican at all. It‘s all a bit odd to me but I kinda liked it!

As @Laughterhp commented on her recent post, I also have no idea what a #socialhorror book is, but this was classed as such so I‘m taking it! This is my last book for #pop22 - yay!

squirrelbrain What did you think @Caroline2 ? 🤔 I hope you haven‘t bailed! 🤣 3mo
Laughterhp Wow all done! Congrats! 3mo
TrishB I bailed on this one! 3mo
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KarenUK We‘ll done on completing the challenge!! I‘m 5 away from doing the same….. but some really long books! 🤦‍♀️ #pagecountphobia 3mo
AmyG Yes…odd but Ikind of liked it. 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Congrats!!!!! This was definitely a #weird book!!! 3mo
julesG I nearly bailed on this one. It was an ARC and I skimmed most parts. 3mo
Caroline2 Meh I‘m about 35%. I was enjoying it but now I‘m bored might skim read for a bit, might bail 🤣 3mo
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 - the really weird stuff starts at about 60% in…. 3mo
squirrelbrain I didn‘t do the ‘extra‘ prompts though @KarenUK so you get extra brownie points for those! 😁 3mo
BarbaraBB You‘re done? Impressive!!! ✨✨ 3mo
Cortg Oooh! Congrats on finishing! That‘s super exciting! 3mo
squirrelbrain Just realised I forgot to tag you on this for #aam @soubhiville 🤦‍♀️ (edited) 3mo
Soubhiville No problem, I saw it anyway 🙂. As long as you fill out the Google form I don‘t have to be tagged in all AAM posts. 3mo
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ThePageantHam
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Oct '22 - I didn't read many books this month, but there were no duds. Quality over quantity, I'm into it. 🙃

How to Keep House While Drowning - 5⭐️, neurodivergent-friendly, super helpful for self-compassion and protips
Mexican Gothic - 5⭐️, badass protagonist, great creepy atmosphere
Briarley - 4⭐️, sweet m/m Beauty & the Beast retelling, WWII, dragon
The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy - 4⭐️, predictable but fun, magic, fighting patriarchy

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LitsyEvents
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Repost for @Soubhiville

It‘s November, time to pull out our Silvia Moreno-Garcia books for #AuthorAMonth. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

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Nebklvr
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy. A great Halloween read. Atmospheric and intense.

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ThePageantHam
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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PLEASE LOOK UP CONTENT WARNINGS!

I had hoped this would be a Gothic tale in the context of Mexican culture, but it's still very English. It does deal with colonialism though.

I rooted for Noemí from the start to the finish and would love to see this same character in a totally different story, from a totally different genre, hopefully having a much better time of it. Maybe a cozy mystery where she's a Miss-Fisher-esque private investigator? ✨️

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Kangaj1
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Here's my list for #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

Hoping to get to #AuthorAMonth #TBRDeckofCards (from Oct!) #Roll100 (for Oct and Nov) and finally finish my #Booked2022 that have been hanging out there awhile.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 3mo
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jeannasser
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Bailedbailed

First (and hopefully only) bail of the year. This book has more mushrooms than the Super Mario universe. Mushrooms are now my least favorite pizza topping. Thank you Mexican Gothic.

jeannasser What the absolute fuck was that twist? Seriously was this book inspired by Mario? What happens every time Mario takes a mushroom? He powers up and his lifespan increases. That‘s exactly what happens to the Doyle family in this book! They breathe in the mushrooms in the house and live longer. They also have to literally mate with each other in order to prolong the bloodline. Ew no. Bye 4mo
mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Kempfme Lol! This was a tough read. 4mo
jeannasser @Kempfme it truly was 😤😤 4mo
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Kimberlone
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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@Saknicole gifted our mom the tagged book in her birthday weekend. She has been getting back into reading recently!

Leftcoastzen Looks like a wonderful birthday weekend! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎉🎁🎂 📚 4mo
Gissy Happy belated birthday to your mom! It seems was a wonderful time well spent together🎂💆🏼‍♀️📚❤️🧡 4mo
WJCintron Happy belated birthday to your mom! 😃🎉💃🎶🥳 4mo
Saknicole Cuties! 😍 3mo
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jeannasser
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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20% in. So far the only scary thing that has happened in this book is that there was a library filled with books covered in mildew.

persephone1408 @jeannasser I literally lol'd when I read your comment. Yes I didn't like this book very much but I did still finish it. 4mo
TalesandTexts I think the ending is definitely interesting and weird enough to stick around for. But there is a bit much of setting the stage for a large chunk of the book. 4mo
IMASLOWREADER lol…there were creepy parts throughout the story…it was a meh for me as well but finished it 4mo
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jeannasser @persephone1408 I couldn‘t finish it so you‘re stronger than me 😭😭 4mo
jeannasser @TalesandTexts exactly! There was so much info dumping whenever she interacted with Francis or Marta and it made me not care for a lot of stuff in the story. Catalina is supposed to be the center and driving force of the plot but she was barely in the book to begin with 😂 I wish the history of the miners was shown to me instead of just info dumped 4mo
jeannasser @IMASLOWREADER Yeah there was a bit of a creepy atmosphere. I feel like the whole Doyle situation was discomforting and it made me cringe in a good way. That‘s really the only positive I can find 😭 4mo
persephone1408 @jeannasser yea it was the audiobook, so I didn't have to pay a lot of attention lol 4mo
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BacklistReader
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘m really hoping I can get to these next month for some spooky entertainment.

#spookyreads #mexicangothic #silviamorenogarcia #roseblood #aghoward #phantomoftheopera #phantomoftheoperaretelling

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lele1432
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just realized I never reviewed this one. Just in time for spooky season, I may revisit it on audio. Certainly not for everyone and the end left me with mixed feelings, but ultimately I loved it and couldn‘t stop thinking about it! Weird, brooding, mysterious, and creepy. A young woman from Mexico City high society finds herself in a hallucinogenic fever dream inside a dilapidated mansion on a foggy, misty hill inhabited by a cruel, violent family.

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kelli7990
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my review for a book I just finished reading.

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kelli7990
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Here‘s my reading progress for a book I‘m currently reading.

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MeatPiie
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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📩February 22nd, 2022
It lacked... something.
Don't get me wrong: the magical realism like Isabel Allende is good, the story is good, but I think that maybe it was the heroine herself that was a bit too unbearable. Some passages were not explored deeply enough, as well.
It was overall good, but not exceptional for the hype I had!

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kelli7990
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Here‘s my reading progress for a book I just started. I listened to the first 3 chapters while playing Cookie Jam Blast and Cafeland on my phone and I‘m enjoying this book so far. I‘m interested to find out what happens next.

#audiogaming

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lele1432
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #HHS22

1. An owl!
2. Mexican Gothic comes to mind. I still have a LOT of creepy books I‘ve yet to read though.
3. For slasher movies I yell at the characters for doing dumb stuff lol. For other creepy/scary movies I may close my eyes briefly.
4. Thriller, Monster Mash, and Somebody‘s Watching Me
5. Hocus Pocus, Halloween franchise, Scream, Carrie (new), The Nightmare Before Christmas, magical movies and bad seed movies.

wanderinglynn ☠️🖤🙌🏻 5mo
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Jnnlb
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Cazxxx
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#Alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of my favourite reads from last year!

EverydayImReading @Cazxxx Great choice. I loved it too. I felt a slow start but worth sticking with it. ❤️ 6mo
Cazxxx @EverydayImReading I agree, took me a while to get into it but was very much worth it 😊 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! 6mo
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rachreadsbooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was a wild gothic historical trippy deep feeling ride! Don‘t read if you don‘t like artsy historical. This book was magical to me. What a great movie it would be.

DivineDiana I love when a book is cinematic! Welcome to Litsy! 👏🏻📚❤️ 6mo
rachreadsbooks @DivineDiana thank you!! 🥰🥰🥰 I can‘t wait to party on here! 6mo
JamieArc Great image. I liked this one too. 6mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
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juju_reads22
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just started reading this! I'm in chapter 10 and I'm liking it so far.

SamAnne Really enjoyed this one! 7mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was hoping for a little more horror, but there is definitely a gothic feel to the book. Good thriller-mystery!

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APLitlife
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

Honestly not sure what to say about the ending. Who else has read it and what did you think? I was all in until the end.

Saknicole I loved it! It was my favorite book of 2021. Did you dislike the whole mushroom organism thing or just the specific ending ending? 8mo
APLitlife @Saknicole I think the mushroom organism was a bit much. The actual ending was satisfying. 7mo
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APLitlife
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Has been on my shelf for ages, finally getting to it.

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RebeccaRoo7
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just WOW! This book was both parts fascinating and terrifying. It was exactly what was looking for and I definitely need more novels like this. I can see how this book wouldn't be for everyone, but holy cow, everyone should at least give it a try. This bizarre, twisted tale of a dysfunctional family, romance, murder, and ghosts will certainly take you on a different ride than what you were expecting.

#creepy #mystery #mustread #gothic #horror

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DLQBOOKNERD
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy 😱

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Sapphire
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This is as just not my cup of tea. If you like horror romance, it‘s probably good. Just not the type of fantasy I enjoy.

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Christy2318
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The pacing was a little off. I didn‘t mind the slow build up at the beginning because that is very very much the norm for #gothic stories, but the ending felt a bit rushed. I liked all the tropes & I‘d totally watch an adaptation. 🍄🍄🍄🍄#20in4 6:55 in

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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4 ⭐️s
I actually quite liked this. At first I thought the MC was going to scrape at my nerves, but honestly I ended up liking her quite a bit. I enjoyed the slight spin on the “damsel in distress” trope. I‘ll admit I started having some suspicions about what was happening towards the beginning, but the unique twists kept me guessing in the end. Much more of a calm “horror” story than I usually go for, more “campfire creepy” than all out horror.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This was one of my #Roll100 picks for both April and May. 😅 I‘m playing catch-up! @PuddleJumper 8mo
emz711 i was not a fan but glad you enjoyed 8mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @emz711 I noticed it seems like people are pretty split on this one. I can definitely see how it could fall flat, maybe I was just in the right mood. I definitely wouldn‘t say it was worthy of some of the major praise it‘s received though. 8mo
PuddleJumper Haha you're doing great! 8mo
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emmaturi
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I had wanted to read this for ages, finally got the book and glad to have read it. It's was certainly not what I was expecting but definitely very entertaining. I do want to try her other books now.

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Shemac77
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Boring.

emz711 For real! So overrated 9mo
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t love this, either. Glad it wasn‘t just me! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Succinct review! 9mo
Shemac77 I didn‘t get it at all. I was so hopeful for something noir-y. On a plus side it put me to sleep… @emz711 @Hooked_on_books @CoverToCoverGirl 8mo
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erickahhh
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Wow, what a great book. I would love to see this turn into a miniseries on Netflix. My favorite part was how graphic it was. I was thoroughly creeped out!

This book kept my attention. I found myself thinking about and counting down when I could pick it up again. I was truly sad when it was finished!

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Shemac77
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Hopefully I can crack this at work today but not holding out much hope.

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Sapphire
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Picked this up this morning instead of my scheduled May TBR books. Can‘t put it down. Already SO GOOD. Thanks needed a slower morning today to try and reset/heal. Falling head first into another time/place/family is wonderful.

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JulieAnn
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This book definitely lived up to its name. Like others have said, I saw what was coming a mile away. I like Noemi and would love to know what happens after the end. All in all, a dark read with a good take on an old plot.

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shortsarahrose
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Thank you @peanutnine for this awesome #speculativespringswap #sss package! I‘ve heard so many good things about this book and look forward to sampling the teas! And the book weight! How do I not already have one of these?! Should make my life easier for reading while eating/petting my cat/during my semi-monthly IV infusion medication treatments, as well as for cookbooks in the kitchen.

Thanks @Avanders for hosting!

peanutnine Yay!!! I'm so glad you like it! ☺️ I love my book weight, I hope you get as much use for yours as I do 🥰 9mo
Avanders 😍😍🔮🧬🦠 9mo
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PageShifter
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was intriguing to read, but also disturbing.

This had really dark atmosphere, I love gothic books and this was mysterious from the first pages. I loved how secrets started to reveal themselves.

It was quite easy to guess what was happening and this could have been a bit more realistic but I still enjoyed.

#Pantone2022 #SpringHorror #ThingsInCommon #aestheticallymatched #TheSupernaturalYear (Lost shoe)

Clwojick Great job! 💚💚💚 9mo
Moony What is the challenge #supernaturalyear? I'm a great Supernatural Fan but I missed the tag and challenge start. 😕 9mo
PageShifter Thanks @Clwojick 🥰

@Moony There is bingo card with prompts, check @AkashaVampie to get it. And you're not late, there is still many months left of this year ^_^
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AkashaVampie @PageShifter thanks sweetie. 9mo
truebookaddict Loved this book!
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PageShifter @truebookaddict I am glad that I finally read this!! 9mo
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behudd
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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⭐️⭐️⭐️
The short review is: it was incredibly well written. And I hated it.
The longer review: the first 2/3 of this book is a pretty faithful, more modern Gothic tale, and then it takes a turn decidedly into horror.
Moreno-Garcia is amazing at crafting setting & mood, and I was unsettled the whole time I was reading her work.
It‘s difficult to explain: I never enjoyed what I was reading & yet I couldn‘t put it down.

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LiteraryLona
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy, dark and a little unsettling!

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behudd
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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“The parties at the Tuñóns‘ house always ended unquestionably late, and since the hosts enjoyed costume parties in particular, it was not unusual to see Chinas Poblanas with their folkloric skirts and ribbons in their hair arrive in the company of a harlequin or a cowboy.”

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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PageShifter
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia

“You could spend a lifetime peering in forests and jungles and never see one tenth of nature's secrets.“