Finished one book yesterday, and immediately started into this one! Feeling Rebecca, House of the Spirits, and Mexican Gothic vibes.
Creepy haunted house. A little slow-moving but good.
A psychologically haunting, spooky, creepy read. It‘s being compared to or likened to MEXICAN GOTHIC but I have to admit I loved this one more. I hated being scared but I was definitely entertained. If you like haunting, spooky reads this one is definitely for you! I really like the juxtaposition of religion and curanderismo, something we talk about in MAS class and we, Mexicans and Mexican Americans, live daily. I find that duality fascinating.
Gothic haunted house? Umm..yes please!
The setting of this book is one of my favorite. When an author can deliver a book with a haunted house where I end up feeling like the house is a character in the story, I'm a happy reader. ð The pace of this story was a little slower than I typically like, but it made the suspense to the end worth it.
Fans of Rebecca or Mexican Gothic should definitely give this one a read. ð
I loved this book. Beatriz marries Rodolfo Solorzano for security but when she arrives at his house The Hacienda, she quickly realizes that Rodolfo's first wife's ghost never left & she's in a lot of trouble.
#TheSupernaturalYear #ghosts @AkashaVampie
#Booked2022 #MurderMystery @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Pantone2022 #OrangeTiger @Clwojick
This may be the first time ever I have actually read my BOTM in the month I got it. Of course, I also listened to 90% of it on the library copy I snagged day 1, but those are just details.
I loved this book! Atmospheric and gothically creepy, well-written with two POV characters that I couldn‘t get enough of. Ignore the comparisons to Mexican Gothic and Rebeccaâthere are elements of both, but this book is glorious on its own. â¬ï¸â¬ï¸
I wasn‘t a fan of Mexican Gothic, so I was afraid this would be similar. It wasn‘t! This book was so much better. It‘s spooky and atmospheric in all the right ways.
I had intended to finish this ARC before the release date but it is a SLOW read. I am not seeing any reviews yet that talk about how incredibly slow the beginning is. I am 50 pages in and it isn't holding my attention. Will be interested to see what others say when the BOTM boxes start rolling out.
When you bet &â¦ WIN!
I was fairly confident that the #FantasticStrangelingsBookClub pick for May would be The Hacienda, but I didn‘t know. For some reason she‘s been announcing late in the month latelyâ¦
I‘d prefer to give an independent bookseller my $$ for the monthly book, but sometimes I âhave toâ pick my #BOTM first & it ends up being the same. So I âbetâ this month, chose my BOTM, & held off on Haciendaâ¦ Voilà! It paid off. ???â¥ï¸
Decided I was okay getting my box delayed by picking Book of Night. Not like I‘m going to read them any time soon.
I already have the Nina LaCour pre-ordered but was happy to see it as a pick âºï¸
I feel like this month was super Fantasy-heavy, but overall this was def one of the better set of selections for 2022 ð though I'm really surprised the new Emily Henry and Casey McQuiston books weren't at least included as add-ons given BOTM's history ð¤ #botm
Our first May #BOTM teaser/spoiler! This sounds pretty good, I'm intrigued by the "Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca" description.
I‘ve seen a lot of early buzz about this gothic described as âMexican Gothic meets Rebeccaâ & while it definitely reads like a debut (it takes a little while to get going & the writing is choppy in places) I enjoyed the story about a girl from a disgraced family who marries herself off as quickly as she can in order to escape her family‘s past. You know this can‘t be good & it isn‘t. If you like gothics, this one is a solid read. On sale 5/10/22.