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Certain Dark Things
Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Certain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey. Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. Domingo is smitten. He clings to her like a barnacle until Atl relents and decides to let him stick around. But Atl's problems, Nick and Rodrigo, have come to find her. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community. Atl has to get out before Mexico City is upended, and her with it. In 2015, Silvia's debut, Signal to Noise, was named on seven year's best lists: B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, i09, Vice, and Tor.com. Certain Dark Things was also listed on B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog as one of 42 books they can't wait to read in 2016 and on io9 as one of 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016!
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sprainedbrain
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Ok seriously… every time I read a Silvia Moreno-Garcia novel for the first time it becomes my new favorite Silvia Moreno-Garcia novel. And that‘s ok!

Love this fresh take on vampire lore. Very gritty and gory, but lots of fun.

Full review on my blog: https://sprainedbrain.blog/2021/12/01/review-certain-dark-things-by-silvia-moren...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeeRHarry This might make me want to pick one of her books up 😊 2mo
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TheDaysGoBy
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@ImperfectCJ Thank you, thank you! You absolutely spoiled me with this box! The window clings and socks are adorable as well as the koosh light up pumpkin. The candy is fab and I‘m excited to try the cocoa mix - I‘ve always thought about making my own. And the books are perfect! I appreciate you throwing in a surprise one - love getting recs!

Thank you again so much! ❤️

#HHS21 @wanderinglynn

TheDaysGoBy Also forgot to mention the absolutely adorable bookmarks you included in each book. So sweet! 3mo
wanderinglynn Great box! 🎃🧡 3mo
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underground_bks
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Dark, bloody, and lit up like neon glinting off fangs, Certain Dark Things is a vampire novel unlike any I‘ve read before. I really enjoyed the world-building, the action-packed plot, and the main characters—garbage collecting street kid Domingo and beautiful and menacing vampire brat Atl, but I don‘t think noir—or even neo-noir or neon-noir as SMG calls it—is my genre! I appreciated but didn‘t love this, same way I felt about SMG‘s recent noir.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

Could totally be my reading mood right now since I have really enjoyed the other 2 novels by Silvia but this was just meh to me

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ReadingOver50
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A fresh take on the vampire mythos. I really liked how the world knows about vampires, and in some ways coexists with them. This book focuses on Atl, who comes from an ancient line of Aztec vampires, and Nick, one of the Necros form of vampires. Nick wants to kill Atl. Add in a young human assistant, and a police detective determined to stop the vampires, and you get a great story. I loved the world building here, and the writing was intriguing.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Dig the cover! 3mo
ReadingOver50 @Enchanted_Bibliophile the cover is amazing! There‘s another edition out there that is not as cool. 3mo
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Asthecroweflies
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I loved this book and I loved Domingo‘s character, but Silvia! What is with your endings, woman?!? So disappointed with the ending but the book is worth it. It has a very different spin on vampires.

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BookwormAHN
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I loved this book. It has really unique vampire families & its set in an alternative realitity of Mexico. Domingo is a garbage collector & Atl is a vampire on the run from another vampire gang, the one that killed her family 🖤
#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix
#Wickedathon @StayCurious
#Screamathom #DiversifyYourHorrorShelf @4thhouseontheleft
#LittensDressedInBlood #Bloodbath @MidnightBookGirl
#Spookoween @TheSpineView
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk

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Chili
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After a busy day I just finished this. A definite pick! Aztec vampires, how cool is that. #scarathlon #TeamHendrix #Screamathon #SpookOWeen #Wickedathon

AkashaVampie That cover is beautiful! 4mo
TheSpineView ❤📖🧡🎃❤ 4mo
LibrarianRyan I'm 40% through the audio book. It is definitly interesting. 4mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was a great Urban Fantasy/horror book featuring a truly original take on vampires. Taking place in Mexico City, we learn about the various breeds and their roots to ancient Mayan and Aztec people. 4⭐️ +16 points for #teamhendrix for book in our theme - vampires! #scarathlon2021 #littenlisten

SamAnne Just finished this morning and loved it. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I'm 40% through the audiobook. I am liking it so far. 4mo
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SamAnne
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What a fun read! Vampire story meets Aztec history/lore meets crime thriller featuring a jaded hard bitten female detective with Mexico City as the backdrop. My favorite Moreno-Garcia novel yet! Offered me a mental break from my battle with the developers who want to turn that forest—which should be added to the park it is adjacent to—into 7 homes. Wish me luck. It breaks my heart. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon #Screamathon @Clwojick

BookwormAHN Good luck 🍀 4mo
SamAnne This is taken from my deck looking out at my garden. 4mo
SamAnne Oh, and I just got my unintended joke. Story with vampires. Hard bitten female detective.😂😂😂😂 4mo
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TheRiehlDeal Such a shame that those trees will have to get cut down. At least plant new trees if your going to cut them down. 4mo
SamAnne @TheRiehlDeal we aren‘t proposing to cut them down! A developer wants to. And they are 100, 150 years old. But I am a damn good squeaky wheel and have news crews coming out this week! We might stop it. Don‘t mess with a grassroots organizer. 4mo
TheRiehlDeal @SamAnne I know you aren‘t. I‘m just saying— rhetorically speaking — if you‘re going to cut trees down then plant new ones. Hopefully it turns out in your favor! 4mo
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Nessavamusic
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1. Listening to tagged, just started Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko & Unhinged by Onley James
2. Tagged - I am really enjoying the new take on Vampires via ancient Latin American civilization.

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView 🖤🧛‍♂️ Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Lizpixie
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I‘m now back home after a few days helping @Ciara_Rosey settle into being a new mum(I miss my nanny snuggles already!) and have finally started my 1st book of October #Scarathlon #Screamathon #RoaringWolf #SpookoweenReadathon #LittensDressedInBlood #Wickedathon & #BookspinBingo So many ‘thons! I found this on my doorstep when I got home, completely forgot I‘d ordered it months ago. Perfect book to kick off the spooky season🎃👻🧛‍♀️

TheSpineView Looks good. 🧡 cover! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 4mo
Roary47 What a pretty cover. 😍 4mo
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Clwojick Love the cover 4mo
SamAnne Just finished this one. My favorite Moreno-Garcia novel yet. Fun ride! 4mo
MidnightBookGirl I want to read this too! 4mo
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thegreentealibrarian
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Starting out October with this one! #currentlyreading

SamAnne Just finished this morning. And what a fun ride of a read! 4mo
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SamAnne
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I‘m loving this crime noir meets Aztec lore meets True Blood style vampires. What a hoot. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is always a fun read. Perfect to begin #Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter Action Jackson would rather I play ball. #screamathon

wanderinglynn That face! ❤️🐶 Too precious! 4mo
Dilara I did a double take - I thought the ball was a peeled onion! 4mo
Sleepswithbooks 🐶🥰🐶🥰 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😁🐶 4mo
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Nessavamusic
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My weekend read total a bit over 12 hours for #Scarathlon #Screamathon #Scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix 120 points!

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vlwelser
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This author is all over the place. This one is a fantasy thriller about vampires (I guess it could be classified as horror). I enjoyed it a lot.

SamAnne Planning to read next week. 4mo
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Skyrimir
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I know you shouldn‘t judge a book based on its cover, but this one definitely convinced me to buy the book!

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TheReadingRaccoon
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Certain Dark Things is a completely fresh take on vampire lore that manages to be a love story without the sickly sweet typical beats. Atl is strong but is very honest about her limitations and Domingo is the hopeless romantic that won‘t give up even when it‘s looking grim. This book is dark, gritty and violent without being over the top or salacious.
I highly recommend it for urban fantasy fans!
4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SamAnne Can‘t wait to start this one in October. 4mo
TheReadingRaccoon @SamAnne enjoy! 🧛🏻‍♂️ 4mo
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"I'm more likely to bite your head off then give you a hug. Understand?"

"You can really bite someone's head off? Domingo said, excited. That's so cool!"

"Jesus," Atl said, standing still and staring at him. "Are you some sort of fanboy?"

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This would TOTALLY be my reaction to meeting a vampire! ?? This book is a treasure! ??

BarbaraTheBibliophage LOL. He really was a funny character in the midst of darkness. 4mo
SamAnne I‘m picking this up from the library tomorrow. On a bit of a Silvia kick right now….finishing up Velvet Was the Night. 4mo
Branwen @BarbaraTheBibliophage He totally was! 😂 @SamAnne Oooh! How was Velvet? I have it but I haven't started it yet! I love how her books are each so different! 4mo
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Branwen
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YES! YES! YES! 🎉🎉🎉 BEST BOOK MAIL EVER! When I heard that Silvia Moreno-Garcia had written a FREAKING VAMPIRE book I just knew I had to get my hands on it! The original printing (from 2016) was super difficult to find, so I (not so patiently) waited for the reprint to become available! 😍💕📚 And here it is! SO EXCITED!

RainyDayReading I don‘t usually like covers with people on them, but this one is really cool! 4mo
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 241.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My first Moreno-Garcia and I enjoyed it! I‘m a sucker for a vampire story, and this one incorporates plenty of interesting mythology. I wish she‘d delved deeper into the psyche of her MCs and into the race-class narrative she skirts around. And I wouldn‘t mind about half as much romance. Even so, it‘s short and reads fast. Worth a try if you like fantasy!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2021 #thanksnetgalley

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 5mo
Bookzombie I wish she would write another book set in this vampire world. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bookzombie I agree. It‘s really unique and that‘s hard to do with vampire stories. 5mo
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Addison_Reads
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I'm so glad this book is being re-released otherwise I probably wouldn't have heard about it.

This author won me as a fan with Mexican Gothic and since I've read all of her books I could find.

The mix of modern life and the past with vampires, a love story, and lots of fighting really came together well. I also loved the Aztec culture the author weaved into the story.

Really enjoyed this one! 💚

#NetGalley

Zoes_Human I love her. This is the first book of her's I read. She has a great new historical fiction out recently as well. 5mo
Addison_Reads @Zoes_Human I have that one on hold at my library. Her ability to weave history and culture into her stories is fascinating to me and gives a depth to her writing that I just can't get enough of. 😀 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Writing my review for the reissue of this book that Tor is doing. And just an hour later, I happened across it at our local library‘s giant annual book sale. #bookishsynchronicity #thereissuehasabettercover #booksalesrock

That-Bookish-Hiker Lucky! I have been looking for the original print and every where I found it had astronomical prices for it and gave up. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @That-Bookish-Hiker I am going back for half price day on Weds. If I see it again, I‘ll grab it up for you! 5mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @BarbaraTheBibliophage that would be awesome! If you do find one let me know how much and I‘ll pay you for it and shipping. Thank you! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @That-Bookish-Hiker No luck … it was gone. 😢😢 5mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @BarbaraTheBibliophage Aw dang! Thanks for trying! 5mo
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Twainy
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🎧 so this is a reissue.

A noir vampire book? I normally only give more than 4 stars to a book when I love characters! Not this time. They were ok but the world & vampire lore, chef‘s kiss! Perfection.

Alternate present … where the familiar existence of vampires happened in the 1970‘s. The world is covered with many vampire subspecies in vampire-like gangs.

Mexico City is a place where all subspecies live & rules are lax.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 👇🏻

Twainy Atl is a beautiful young vampire who escaped her family‘s destruction by a rival gang to MC. She befriends Domingo, a street urchin (annoying attempt at YA romance). Her goal is to escape Mexico as the rival gang & humans are out to kill her.

I LOVED the vampire world building & was sad that there wasn‘t more of it! I would read another book in this world!!

Extra star for the cool variety of vampires!
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Twainy I have a few more reviews, I apologize … I‘m in a reading slump & super reviewing slump … this book was courtesy of NetGalley & Macmillan Audio! I hope this means there will be another book set in this world!! ❤️ 5mo
Reggie I liked this book a lot. It snuck its way into my heart. 5mo
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BookNAround
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I am terrified of vampires and scary books are not my bag but sometimes you have to read stuff you don‘t want to when you have my job. So at least my comfort crew (Sammy can‘t be bothered) is here to comfort me if this book gets too dark for my delicate self.

Djspens Oooooh I think I want your job 😁 8mo
DinoMom They are so adorable ☺️ 8mo
ShelleyBooksie What cuties. That is an awesome comfort crew. 8mo
LibrarianRyan This book has been on my list for a while. I love the new cover and want a copy. 8mo
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rather_be_reading
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And a new Moreno-Garcia! I loved her debut but I dont know if Im liking the description of this one

mommyincolor Just requested rhis! 11mo
aeeklund This is a reissue of an older one of hers! Mexican Gothic got enough buzz that they‘re releasing a few of her older books. (See also the tagged book; couldn‘t find the new cover in the database.) 11mo
rather_be_reading @aeeklund omg thanks for the headsup! 11mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Modem vampire tale set in CDMX

Thank you Edelweiss for the copy

This was a fun quick read. A little romance, lots of action. Over all the writing and story line (even though I love Silvia Moreno-Garcia) was 3⭐ but I am so excited to read a book really set in CDMX by someone who seems to know what they are talking about I am bumping it to 4⭐. Sometimes you just have to give a star for the memories of a city.

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Kammbia1
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Thanks to @readingenvy for inviting me to the podcast once again. I enjoy Jenny's podcast and I love talking books. Jenny discusses Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia & The Writer's Library by Nancy Pearl & Jeff Schwanger. I discuss Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya, Face of An Angel by Denise Chavez, & White Pages by Ran Walker. Good discussion!

https://marion-hill.com/reading-envy-podcast-203/

Nute Love The Reading Envy Podcast! 1y
Kammbia1 Thanks @Bookwormjillk and me too @Nute! 1y
ReadingEnvy @Nute 🤗 thank you! 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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I have a post up on Tor.com! This has been such a dream of mine, and I can't believe it's really happening.

https://www.tor.com/2020/10/14/seven-vampire-reading-recommendations-for-fans-of...

night_shift Good recs! 1y
SpaceCowboyBooks Congratulations!!! 1y
BiblioLitten Congratulations! 🥳 1y
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Oryx So cool! Congratulations. I love WWDITS - makes me laugh so much 1y
Addison_Reads Great job! 🎉 1y
quietjenn Very nice!
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LazyOwl Congratulations, I live TOR. Well done 😁 1y
LazyOwl *love* 1y
readordierachel Awesome! 👏🏼 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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A vendetta between rival vampire drug cartels plays out in the streets of Mexico City. This was a surprisingly fun novel, a smooth read with a kind of Blade Runner feel, but not quite as futuristic and with vampires instead of androids.

This was also my #bookspin for this month, a theme read for #TeamHarkness for #scarathlon2020 (16 points), and a #screamathon book. @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft

ImperfectCJ And a slow but not insignificant start to #bookspinbingo 1y
4thhouseontheleft Great review! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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Book and lunchtime frittata. I wonder how far into it I'll get before one of my offspring needs assistance with a Zoom lesson or a login or something?

#TeamHarkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

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ImperfectCJ
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1. Vampire turf war in Mexico.
2. Maybe quiet time? Beyond bare essentials, I can get by without a lot (although I would prefer not to miss out on reading for a whole day).
3. 2005 or 2009 to get to be with my kiddos as babies again. I love them always, but I miss the oxytocin hit from baby snuggles, and I hopefully would be more skilled now, especially with my first.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love #3 oxytocin hit!! That‘s why I chose early 80‘s when I was surrounded by the little ones 💗 Thanks for playing 👍🏼📚👍🏼 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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This was the governing theme for me for selecting books for spooky season, so I have a ton of titles to share. I'll tag a few in the comments.

There are also some excellent lists on Book Riot for those looking for horror/scary stuff outside the usual white male authors that still dominate the genre.

Yay for spooky season!

@ChasingOm (thanks for the tag!) @Emilymdxn #integrateyourshelf

ImperfectCJ In no particular order... 1y
ImperfectCJ This one was surprisingly tough to find. 1y
ImperfectCJ I like this cover. 1y
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ImperfectCJ This one I keep in the middle of the stack bc the cover freaks me out. 1y
ImperfectCJ This one is more of a thriller, I think. 1y
ImperfectCJ Another. 1y
ImperfectCJ Short stories by the author of The Memory Police 1y
ImperfectCJ More short stories. 1y
ChasingOm I love Silvia Moreno-Garcia! And “THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE” was a favorite the year I read it. The others are mostly new to me. 😳 (edited) 1y
Liz_M Very clever use of the graphic to include all your recs! 1y
ImperfectCJ @Liz_M Thank you! I don't do a lot of fancy stuff, but those spines just begged for titles. :-) 1y
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ReadingEnvy
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When I went looking for a book that can count for #latinxheritagemonth and future #spooktober recommendations I was not disappointed! A walled off Mexico City... Several species of vampires, one which traces back to the days of the Aztecs... This was an enjoyable read.

Cathythoughts This makes me wish I loved fantasy .... (edited) 1y
Sace Makes me wish I liked vampire stories... 1y
ReadingEnvy @Cathythoughts it's more horror than fantasy, does that help? Lol 1y
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ReadingEnvy @Sace I don't usually.... 1y
Sace @ReadingEnvy Maybe I'll see if the library has it... 1y
Cathythoughts I‘ll try a sample on kindle 👍🏻😁 1y
Reggie I liked this one. 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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An incredible vampire novel from the author of Mexican Gothic. Atl, a descendent of Aztec vampire warrior priestesses, is on the run from an enemy clan of Necros, European vampires in the midst of a bloody clash over the drug trade. Truly unique (to me, at least) vampire mythos and excellent writing.

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rachelsbrittain
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Coffee and today's read, also featuring @sebrittainclark being really cute in the background

Viji I noticed your coffee. My daughter lives in Fayetteville. Are you also in Arkansas? 1y
rachelsbrittain @Viji I am! Onyx is the best 😊 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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1. Certain Dark Things, Vampires of Portlandia, The Seven Husband's of Evelyn Hugo, and How to be an Antiracist

2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone maybe? I usually cater my recommendations to what I think a person will like / is looking for

3. Mexican Gothic

#weekendreads

Bookworm04 1- Susan halter - do over series latest book ONCE UPON A DATE released Thursday started reading it Friday night finished today 1y
Bookworm04 2- The magpies - mark edwards and the 4 books that follow @Andrew65 first told me about this and read all of them and will re read them as liked them (edited) 1y
Bookworm04 3- once upon a date Susan Hatler reviewed and posted about on Facebook , litsy , amazon and good reads I love reviewing books 1y
Andrew65 @Bookworm04 You‘re now ahead of me on these! Mark Edwards writes a good psychological thriller, I also enjoyed his DI Patrick Lennon series which he wrote with Louise Voss, unfortunately only wrote two! 😢 1y
Bookworm04 Ah they are great , I bought few when they 99p think one got to read of his next is follow you home and here to stay to read of his. Another author taken to is Daniel hurst 20 minutes on the tube series got all them read 2 out the 5 books. 1y
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rachelsbrittain
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Dinner with vampires

AkashaVampie That's my kind of dinner!!! Haha 1y
ChasingOm Oh man, this book was so good! 1y
mdemanatee Yes! This is on my list to go back to after Mexican Gothic and Gods of Jade and Shadow were both home runs. 1y
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rachelsbrittain @AkashaVampie the best kind 😁 1y
rachelsbrittain @ChasingOm I'm realizing several books on my tbr are by Silvia Morena-Garcia after reading Mexican Gothic so now I've got to get to them ASAP haha 1y
rachelsbrittain @mdemanatee yes I still need to read Gods of Jade and Shadow after this one! And I just realized another one on my tbr--Prime Meridian-- is also by SMG so gotta get to that one now too 😂 1y
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Reggie
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Was this the best vampire story ever? No. But was it one of those satisfying movies you watch in the dark of night when everything is silent and all there is is you and this movie. Yes, definitely. There is a vampire girl on the run in Mexico City being chased by another vampire clan wanting to eradicate her family. Not scary but a lot of action, and just when I thought I wasn‘t emotionally invested the last couple of pages happened. Good stuff!

vivastory I 💯 agree. Not my favorite vampire book, but definitely in my handful of vampire books I frequently recommend. 1y
TrishB Not even available in U.K. on amazon! 1y
sharread That cover is gorgeous. 1y
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Reggie @vivastory I loved Domingo and the dog. I loved all the Aztec names, all their different cultures. Very enjoyable. 1y
Reggie @TrishB boooo Amazon U.K.!!!!! 1y
Reggie @sharread That it is! 😊 1y
Nute Gosh! That cover is lovely! 1y
Reggie @Nute it is lovely. 💕 1y
TrishB Exactly 😁 1y
rohit-sawant Sold! 1y
Linear I love that cover! I would actually have it as wall art 1y
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Very enjoyable - a fun and fresh take on Vampire lore that synthesizes a number of traditions from around the world. Lots of atmosphere & plenty of action as well. Moreno-Garcia does seem to have a thing for star-crossed lovers, it will be interesting to see if Mexican Gothic follows the same pattern!

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MallenNC
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From my TBR, a book about vampires in Mexico City. I‘ve heard great things about it but haven‘t read it yet. Maybe now, since vampires are in. (They‘re always in for me, def my favorite supernatural creature). I‘m counting this for two #BiblioMAYnia prompts #SetinMexico and #SideProfile

AlaMich I really want to read this! 2y
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kammartinez
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Full review here: https://wp.me/p21txV-Fx

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

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mikagatsby
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Rating: 5/5 stars.

I didn't expect to love the story and this book. I promise it is really good and not like your other vampire stories.

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Deborah42
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A riveting, action-packed vampire tale set in Mexico City. Atl is the last surviving member of an ancient vampire family. She‘s on the run, desperately seeking a way out of Mexico when she meets Domingo, a street kid who is fascinated by the vampires he reads about in comic books.

I‘ll definitely be reading more by this author.

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MallenNC
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This book, which has been on my TBR for a while, is about vampires in #Mexico City. The cover is so striking. #LetsTravelJuly

Skygoddess1 This is also on my TBR 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is!!! ❤️🖤 3y
MallenNC @Skygoddess1 I‘ve read good reviews! 2y
OriginalCyn620 It is! 🖤🖤🖤 2y
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