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julesG
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Jo Segura and I have some things in common. In her note at the end of the book she describes her love for adventure stories/films and archeology. She wanted to write a book that not only reflected her love for Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, the Librarian,... but also her Mexican heritage. I think she managed it well.

A 🌶️ #RomCom about a pair of chalk and cheese archaeologists who've been loathing each other for years, or have they?

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julesG The felling the villain part was a bit slapstick OTT. 6d
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KCofKaysville
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Good horror novel of a family mansion on a mountain with dark secrets. I liked it but it could have been a little shorter. It is not really the type of thing I usually read. Noemi goes to retrieve her cousin Catalina but gets sucked in herself. I could see it being made as a movie.

Maria_Pulver Yeah, the book is a bit too long and sometimes the plot goes astray. But it would be perfect for a movie 6d
KCofKaysville @MariaPulver Just needs some editing right? 6d
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pdxannie
My Side of the River: A Memoir | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez
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Mehso-so

This book was good but not great. I wanted to finish it before picking up other holds that just became available to borrow.

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notreallyelaine

No one knows better than I do how far heaven is, but I also know all the shortcuts. The secret is to die, when you want to, and not when He proposes. Or else to force Him to take you before your time.

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MissHel
Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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What a sweet and beautiful fairy tale! This is exactly the kind of book that could make a wonderful movie if they included every single word and detail.

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Chelsea.Poole
My Side of the River: A Memoir | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez
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Gutierrez has done everything in her power to succeed. Shes the “good immigrant” who was left with “charitable” “good Christian” family when her parents are unable to return to the US. Though my blood boiled listening to the way she was treated. Her brother is back in Mexico as well, leaving Elizabeth lonely yet driven as a teen. Heartbreaking to listen to the way she describes being hungry and unwilling to “cause trouble” by eating. Emotive.

Texreader Oh yikes. 2w
BarbaraBB How sad. Beautiful review. 2w
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KCofKaysville
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Starting a novel found at a Free Little Library. I will give it a shot!

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Decalino
Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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In this Mayan-inspired fairy tale, 18-year-old Casiopea Tun is the granddaughter of a cruel and wealthy old man, treated like a poor relation because her late father wasn't light-complexioned or rich. When she discovers her grandfather's secret, she is caught up in a war between immortal brothers, battling for supremacy in Xibalba, the underworld. An engaging and captivating story, vividly told.

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kimmypete1
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Enjoyable and fun. Ending got wrapped up a bit quick for my liking, but that‘s ok.

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Texreader
Queen of the South | Arturo Perez-Reverte
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Teresa, the “Queen,” is just the girlfriend of a drug runner pilot in Mexico until he gets himself killed. Given an escape to #Spain, and a stint in prison, she and her prison-mate Patty enter the big business of running drugs themselves especially between Spain and Morocco. Oddly Teresa comes off a hero and the audience cheers for her. The novel is complex and exquisitely told. The level of detail of running drugs and the enemies it creates ⬇️

Texreader demonstrates the level of skill of this author and his research. The author is quite simply brilliant. This is a chunkster of a novel, so glad I fit it in this month for #foodandlit. 3w
Catsandbooks Yay! 👏🏼 🇪🇸 3w
CarolynM My husband is a fan of his Captain Alatriste books. I‘ll get to them one day… (edited) 3w
Texreader @CarolynM I definitely want to read those books now! 1w
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