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The Hacienda
The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches... In the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz's father is executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo Solrzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumors surrounding his first wife's sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security his estate in the countryside provides. She will have her own home again, no matter the cost. But Hacienda San Isidro is not the sanctuary she imagined. When Rodolfo returns to work in the capital, visions and voices invade Beatriz's sleep. The weight of invisible eyes follows her every move. Rodolfo's sister, Juana, scoffs at Beatriz's fears--but why does she refuse to enter the house at night? Why does the cook burn copal incense at the edge of the kitchen and mark its doorway with strange symbols? What really happened to the first Doa Solrzano? Beatriz only knows two things for certain: Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her. Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andrs, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andrs will have to rely on his skills as a witch to battle the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda. Far from a refuge, San Isidro may be Beatriz's doom.
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Kimberlone
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Finished one book yesterday, and immediately started into this one! Feeling Rebecca, House of the Spirits, and Mexican Gothic vibes.

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Amie
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Creepy haunted house. A little slow-moving but good.

BkClubCare You have an excellent few-words review style. 😍 2w
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Johanna414
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Just as I expected, Buster is an excellent reading buddy. Softly snoring, basking in all the love... #dogsoflitsy

Maria514626 What a lucky boy. And lucky you! Dogs. 😍 1mo
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Zbayardo
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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.

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Dcueto
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Creepy, gothic fun

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mdemanatee
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Had a great Sunday evening in the park. Want to get outside this beautiful holiday but fear the heat may be too much for my fair behind.

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Twainy
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🎧 Rebecca meets Mexican Gothic. I‘m really sad that I‘m not the first person to describe the book this way! I thought I was being genius. 😆

Haunted house

Psychological horror. Children are scary.

Liked the ending!

The narrators were great.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Addison_Reads
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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. 😁 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. 💀

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EatSleepRead
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This was really good. A ghost story wrapped with just the right amount of mystery and sexual tension.

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KristiAhlers
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I‘m so glad I took a chance on this one! #travelthroughbooks took me to Mexico for this gothic historic read. Truly creepy at times this was a solid read and if you haven‘t read it add this one to your summer read list! #mexico #mayread

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Linsy
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It came!!!!! 😍 #fantasticstrangelings

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BookwormAHN
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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.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#TheSupernaturalYear #ghosts @AkashaVampie
#Booked2022 #MurderMystery @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#Pantone2022 #OrangeTiger @Clwojick
#WyrdAndWonder #Freebie

Cinfhen Ohhhh, sounds good!! 1mo
imyril Oh, you got me in one. This sounds fab! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Clwojick Great colour match! 1mo
Roary47 Whoa that sounds awesome! 1mo
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Twainy
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May #BOTM … using up my credits before I cancel my subscription. Also earned another pair of free book socks. I‘ll miss this subscription, I‘ve read a ton of great books & passed others on. I‘ll probably be reading this in June.

“NOT NOW” … “I‘M READING”

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sprainedbrain
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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 Rebecca—there are elements of both, but this book is glorious on its own. ⬇️⬇️

sprainedbrain The ending took off 1/2 star for me, but it wasn‘t bad so much as not perfect. I LOVED the audiobook and have a narrator crush on Lee Osorio now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 (edited) 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, glad to hear you loved it! Rachael Herron interviewed the author on her How Do You Write? podcast and I immediately put the book on hold. 1mo
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bookish_wookish
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It just started to rain here so its a perfect time for me to start this one!

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Tiffiney
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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.

KristiAhlers See I wasn‘t a fan of Mexican Gothic either so that‘s kept me from this one. I‘ll check it out now. 2mo
Patchshank I got this book through BOTM. I also thought it sounded too similar to Mexican Gothic, so Ive been a little worried. Glad to hear its better. 2mo
Tiffiney @KristiAhlers it almost stopped me too…I‘m glad I gave it a chance 2mo
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TheBookDream
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Looooved iiiiit!!! 😍😍😍

LoverOfLearning incredible cover! 2mo
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Breanne1
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I really enjoyed this haunted house/horror novel. Forbidden love, a sexy priest/witch and a strong female character made this a must read for me. #botm hasn‘t let me down so far this year and has exposed me to really great books! Happy Mother‘s Day to all you mom littens.

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Amie
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Just one book this month from #botm but it's one I've been looking forward to for months.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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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.

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Twainy
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Hello! A book on my 2022 new book list. YESSS! May 2022 #BOTM 😁

Has anyone read an ARC of this book? I enjoyed her last couple books so I‘m taking a chance.

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britt_reads
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It took me a little longer to make my decision this month. I was only planning on choosing one, but… 🤷🏻‍♀️ At least my semester‘s almost over so I can go back to actually reading and not just collecting books. #BOTM

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Avanders
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When you bet &… 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 lately…

I‘d prefer to give an independent bookseller my $$ for the monthly book, but sometimes I “have to” pick my #BOTM first & it ends up being the same. So I “bet” this month, chose my BOTM, & held off on Hacienda… Voilà! It paid off. ???♥️

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Linsy You know Jenny well! I just got mine from her and cannot wait to read!!! 1mo
Avanders @Linsy me tooooo! And I don‘t know if I know her well… she hinted at countries for her March, April, and May picks… and I got lucky 😜 I don‘t know why she doesn‘t do more hints! 😁😁 1mo
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LauraBrook
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My picks for BOTM this month! Really hoping I can read these both soon after I get them - unlike my usual waiting 2 years. 😜🤷🏻‍♀️

BookwormAHN My picks too 😺 2mo
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candc320
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Yay for birthday month and #botm release day! These all sound amazing!!

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Leftcoastzen
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#botm Good grief how is it May already! And of course I have many previous selections I haven‘t read yet.I‘m all stocked up for my mood reading at least. #morebooksreadingtimeproblems

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Breanne1
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May #botm selections are out, and they snuck and extra one in there!! Excited for my selection.

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Laughterhp
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Decided I was okay getting my box delayed by picking Book of Night. Not like I‘m going to read them any time soon.

#BOTM

Avanders Man do I want The Hacienda too… but I‘m ….95% sure it‘s going to be the #fantasticstrangelingsbookclub pick for May so… held off! 🫢🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 2mo
Kimberlone I picked the same two! My box is always late so an extra couple days is no big deal for me. 2mo
Laughterhp @Avanders I do not know what this book club is, but I‘m intrigued! 2mo
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AmandaBlaze
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My BOTM pick. Somehow I got a free choice. 🙂

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erank58
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I already have the Nina LaCour pre-ordered but was happy to see it as a pick ☺️

I feel like this month was super Fantasy-heavy, but overall this was def one of the better set of selections for 2022 👌 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 🤔 #botm

JamieArc These were my two picks as well. 2mo
erank58 @JamieArc I'm excited for them! Hoping my nix ships soon 🤞 2mo
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JamieArc
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Couldn‘t resist the cover for The Hacienda, and then someone‘s review left me really wanting to read The Change. A lot of other choices seemed like they would be good on audio. #BOTM

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Kimberlone
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May #BOTM picks are up early! Surprised myself by choosing an add-on this month. I never was into Holly Black‘s YA fantasy books, but her adult debut sounds so interesting! FYI If you choose Book of Night as an add-on, your box won‘t ship until next week.

AmyG Thanks! 2mo
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swishandflick
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Our first May #BOTM teaser/spoiler! This sounds pretty good, I'm intrigued by the "Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca" description.

Beachesnbooks this sounds interesting! there are so many books i'm hoping to see as may picks (esp shara wheeler and the new emily henry) 🤞 2mo
Cinfhen Ahhh, this does sound promising!! Thanks for tagging me 💕💕 2mo
Breanne1 Oooh two books I really enjoyed included in that description. Sounds intriguing. 2mo
TracyReadsBooks I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book. I enjoyed it although some parts were a little clunky and it occasionally read very much like the debut it is. Definitely fun though and I really liked the setting. It was a pick for me. 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘ve seen a lot of early buzz about this gothic described as “Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca” & 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.

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TracyReadsBooks
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“Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca” is the description on the back.

Yes please! Excited to start this one.