July 3, 2020

Review: Mexican Gothic

Review: Mexican GothicMexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Published by Del Rey on June 30, 2020
Genres: Horror
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
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Happy belated book birthday to Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia! This book is a gorgeously written horror story with true Gothic vibes.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi  travels to a distant house in the Mexican countryside, unsure what she’ll find.

A glamorous debutante, with  gowns and perfect red lipstick more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing Noemi is an unlikely rescuer. But she’s also tough and smart.

She finds her cousin’s husband to be both menacing and alluring. His father, the ancient patriarch is fascinated by Noemi. And the creepy gothic house begins to invade her dreams with visions of blood and doom.

Her only ally in remote and creepy place is the youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help her but he’s also hiding dark secrets about his family’s past. As Noemi searches for the truth,  she unearths stories of violence and madness.

My thoughts

I’ll totally admit that I’m shallow enough to want to read a book based on the cover alone. And this cover is utter perfection.

I was truly happy when I read the book and the inside turned out to be just as good as the outside. If you’re a fan of atmospheric, creeping horror, this is the book for you!

Your thoughts

Have you read any of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s other books? I really enjoy how she uses her heritage in her writing. She takes horror tropes like a gothic mansion or vampires and adapts them.

Fun stuff

This Noemi paper doll with ever so stylish clothes is absolutely darling!

About Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of several novels, including Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow and Untamed Shore. She has also edited a number of anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination.

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