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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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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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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
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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? 2w
APLitlife @Saknicole I think the mushroom organism was a bit much. The actual ending was satisfying. 2w
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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
Mehso-so

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 1mo
emz711 i was not a fan but glad you enjoyed 1mo
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. 1mo
PuddleJumper Haha you're doing great! 1mo
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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 2mo
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t love this, either. Glad it wasn‘t just me! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl Succinct review! 2mo
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 1mo
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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
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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 🥰 2mo
Avanders 😍😍🔮🧬🦠 2mo
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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! 💚💚💚 2mo
Moony What is the challenge #supernaturalyear? I'm a great Supernatural Fan but I missed the tag and challenge start. 😕 2mo
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. 2mo
truebookaddict Loved this book!
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PageShifter @truebookaddict I am glad that I finally read this!! 2mo
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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
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Creepy, dark and a little unsettling!

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behudd
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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
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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.“

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rachelsbrittain
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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DIYed the backing onto this bookshelf and pretty pleased with how it turned out. Plus, more space for books!

KateReadsYA Super super cute 👍 3mo
Kimberlone Love it 😍 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love it, looks great. 3mo
marleed I like it!! 3mo
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KathrynElise
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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kellock
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Mehso-so

Meh, not really my cup of tea but well written

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Jnnlb
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DHill
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My hold came in and now I feel like all else must wait.

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emz711
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Mehso-so

I was all set with a gothic novel and coming from a different part of the world but started to get turned off when they decided to go with an English mansion, really? So stereotypical, give me some new creepy architecture!

Also the ending? 🍄🍄🍄? Really?
I think I like stories where you don't really know what the evil entity is, much scarier.
#disappointed

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WhisperingRealms
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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It‘s rare for me to get caught up so swiftly in a story that it‘s hard to put down. This was one of those stories. I loved the gothic atmosphere, the world setting and the mystery of what we may view as paranormal. I loved the authors take on the ouroboros and how it is betrayed in the story. I will never view the buzzing sound of bees the same ever again. If you enjoy a story that will keep you captivated until the very end, then this is for you!

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emz711
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Last day of maternity and I can honestly say I've never done this before - reading a book outside of a restaurant for lunch and enjoying the weirdly warm February weather.

#gothic #warmweather

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Sapphire
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I when I brought this to the counter at Arts and Letters bookstore in Granbury, Texas today, the booksellers were absolutely giddy with my selection. Apparently they all were captivated, creeped out, and couldn‘t put it down.

EvieBee Granbury? Haven‘t been there in ages! Had no idea there was a bookstore there. 4mo
Sapphire @EvieBee it‘s right in the square. It opened just before the pandemic. They were doing a good business today while we were there. 4mo
EvieBee Oh nice! I‘ll have to take a detour over there next time. 4mo
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kellock
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Next up . . . 99p bargain I couldn't resist

suvata Good deal - Good book 5mo
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rachelsbrittain
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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These were a few of the first covers that came to mind when I thought of favorites. I'm *definitely* drawn to books based on cover. I first picked up Nina Lacour's We Are Okay because of the cover.

#SundaySoapbox @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I bought Mexican Gothic because I loved the cover! 💜 5mo
Tera66 That Mexican Gothic cover is so gorgeous, I wish it had merch. I want it on a cup, a blanket, a t-shirt 5mo
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Gnora
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Once again, I'm attempting the #Popsugar Reading Challenge! Here is a round-up of the challenge prompts I completed in January.

I have a few more that are currently work in progress, so maybe I have a chance of actually completing it this year. :)

#roundup #readingchallange #readingwidely

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jen_the_scribe
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My second book for #NewYearWhoDis was one I could not put down. I loved the protagonist and couldn‘t stand the antagonists (as it should be lol). The plot had me biting my nails and turning the pages with no concern for the time. The reason behind all the madness is not what you‘d think, and the conclusion wrapped everything up nicely. Thanks for the recommendation @IndoorDame ❤️ @monalyisha #NYWD22

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Benedettabooks
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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♥I have to be honest I expected more but I don't deny that I liked and intrigued much of the story, only I didn't perceive the horror part. The ending, even if suitable, I found it hasty and confused.For the rest it helped me to get out of a probable reader block, it is not a story that will engage you, but with the right suspense. I appreciated the protagonist, she made the right choices in situations and decided, going against preconceptions.♥ ︎

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jen_the_scribe
Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Reserved this through my library last night and it was ready for me today! (even though the site said I was second in line) My next read for #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 Excited for this one! @IndoorDame @monalyisha

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TravelsWithBooks
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Andrea4
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First, how can anyone get any reading done with THIS FACE staring at you??!!
Ok, so being on walks with a puppy, I was interrupted/distracted a lot. Still, I knew what was going on so I feel that says something about how it dragged, it felt like nothing "got anywhere." And I felt really no suspense, or horror, fright, etc.
And then it just got weird, and kind of confusing. More below ⬇️

Andrea4 And I know there was classicist and feminist discussions in this but they felt contrived and also then confused within themselves (especially when talking about the power dynamics). Anyway, probably unpopular opinion but I just didn't get that lovely gothic vibe. 5mo
Tamra Face! 🤗 5mo
Andrea4 @Tamra it really makes working from home hard!!! 5mo
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wanderinglynn So cute! 💜🐶 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful pup 5mo
Andrea4 @ShelleyBooksie thank you! 5mo
Kimzey Puppies are the best distraction! I agree with your review. For me the story just got muddled and ridiculous. 5mo
Andrea4 @Kimzey glad I'm not the only one! 5mo
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Librosycafe
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Honestly, annoyed that this platform since a picture of Mexican Gothic did not populate with the search under the title.
Anyway, I struggled to complete the book simply because it seemed like it packed a lot of action in the beginning, however in the middle of book the paragraphs dragged a bit with filler sequencing by writing in two characters to get to the history of the house aka high place. 🐍💀🍄👻+📖📑🙅🏽‍♀️=🇲🇽🥀

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Andrea4
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Walking around with this fool today- who super enjoyed the snow but is still wary of strong winds (among other things). It's hard to listen to audiobooks when walking a puppy because you're constantly guiding them with voice commands and of course everyone oohs and aahs at just how cute he is. Lol.

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶❄️ 5mo
Andrea4 @wanderinglynn he is, and this isnt even the best pic of him! Lol 5mo
Leftcoastzen Oh so cute!🐶 5mo
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen he really is! Thank goodness too, because for all the work there has to be an upside LOL 5mo
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I found that cover I was coveting! Turns out it‘s the stepback for the paperback!
@Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic Ooh awesome!! 5mo
shanaqui Oh that's a great design for this book! 5mo
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Andrea4
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The main character picks up this book to read and I haven't heard his book mentioned since 4th year undergrad, more than a decade ago! My copy of this book states it was first published in 1976 though, so I'm a little confused how someone in the 50s is reading it.

Leftcoastzen It was originally published in 1937 . The author E E Evans-Pritchard died in 1973.Sometimes those reprint editions don‘t have the most accurate publishing history inside. 5mo
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen thanks :) I wondered if it was a mistake in my edition because I couldn't imagine the author not looking into that. 5mo
Leftcoastzen You‘re welcome. Metaphysical and magic reprints seem to not work as hard to get publishing history correct. 5mo
Andrea4 @Leftcoastzen that's odd, and would seem to do them a disservice. 5mo
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Reggie
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I‘m super late to the party but I really liked this. It‘s a gothic tale of a girl named Noemi in 1950‘s Mexico who is dispatched by her father to check on her cousin Catalina who lives in High House, a house in disrepair, high up on the hill, that one must take a windy road through the mist that ends by a cemetery to get to. This was wonderfully creepy. This is my 4th Moreno-Garcia book, and she always delivers a good solid story. A gothic pick!

Reggie Also, this was my first book through the Libby app. 6mo
Bookzombie How do you like the app? This one is on my TBR. 6mo
Reggie @Bookzombie I like it. It allowed me to read it on my kindle app. And now, after seeing another person talk about the new Yanigihara, I now have that on my kindle. The only thing is, my library is not big on indie horror, lol, but I‘m liking it a lot so far. 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read this, hope to get to it this year! 6mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm as long as you don‘t eat anything while you‘re reading the last 100 pages you‘ll be fine. Lol, really it‘s pretty good. 6mo
AmyG I am saving this for Oct...author a month challenge. Thanks for the heads up for the last 100 pages. 🤣 6mo
Librarybelle I really liked this one! 6mo
Bookzombie I was trying to see if you can access other libraries‘ collections for free. For example, as a Texas resident I can access Houston‘s ebooks. So far the only thing I have found is the New Mexico State Library has New Mexico Reads, which is accessible for all New Mexicans. It doesn‘t look like they would have much horror though and I think it‘s a different app than Libby. I will look further. 🙂 6mo
Reggie @AmyG you‘re welcome. Lol, I literally had to put the food down to continue. 5mo
Reggie @Librarybelle Me too. My favorite of hers is still Untamed Shores. 5mo
Reggie @Bookzombie I think I can go to most of the libraries and get a card no matter where I live. I just called the Albuquerque Library and they just said I had to show up in person with proof of where I lived. And there was no cost. 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie That‘s awesome! I didn‘t know how far Albuquerque would be. I was trying to find where you didn‘t have to go in person. 5mo
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ItsAnotherJen
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Well that was a weird ending!
I feel like I'm the last one to read this as often as I see it on book lists and book tok. It wasn't as good as I was anticipating. But never would of imagined how it ended.😳
It was a slow burn with some odd twists. Interesting read!

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 6mo
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Librarybelle
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A day late in posting this…thanks for the tag, @TheRiehlDeal !

1. I think it depends upon my mood. Sometimes, I want a book that is fast paced and moves along rather quickly. Other times, I love the slow meandering pace of the book, the slow burn.

2. This is such a good example of a slow burn. It‘s slow, really, really slow. But, when the action hits, it became such a page turner for me. Loved it!!

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Never too late! Thanks for playing! 6mo
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Areader2
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Wow I haven‘t read a good crazy horror ,gothic book in years it‘s twisted and unexpected ,the author was not only creative but there were deliberate points of colonialism and eugenics that are mind blowing 🤯

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ashleyn
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Next up...

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BookishBlonde12
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Wow…just wow. Slow start but once it took off I couldn‘t put this one down!

#fiction #horror #historicalfiction #mystery #gothic

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Nessavamusic
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I enjoyed this, gothic horror is not my favorite-they tend to just move too slow for me-but I did enjoy this. I think Moreno-Garcia is becoming a new favorite author for me! 4⭐️
One of the #Roll100 picks!
#noshamereadathon22 #gothichorror
#bookspinhingo square
#popsugar A book by a Latinx author
#19822022 2020

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MMFinck
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Second book of 2022! Entertaining to the end