Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About: Noemi’s father gets a very disturbing letter from her cousin, Catalina. Catalina’s husband agrees to let Noemi come and see Catalina for herself so they can assess the situation. Noemi is somewhat troubled about her life being temporarily disturbed, but she is looking forward to seeing her cousin. When she arrives at her the home that Catalina is staying, she finds more disturbing things then she can ever wrap her mind around.


Plot: I really enjoyed this book so much. At first, I was like this is a horror? I’m not seeing it at all. Maybe a bit of a paranormal. Then, it hit. Like a sledgehammer. In my opinion, that’s the best way to have a horror. Nobody expects it coming until it’s too late. I also feel like this could be made into a sequel if the author was up to it.


Characters: Noemi is this very strong character. She knows what she wants. She knows how to carry herself. She’s intelligent and proud. I wish I had seen more of Catalina. She’s more referenced and described than anything. The other characters definitely put some color into the book. Especially the people that lived in High Place.


Narration: I both listened and read this book. This book was narrated by Franki Corzo. She gave such an authentic feel to the Spanish heritage referenced in this book. It was wonderful. She also has a nice voice that I didn’t mind hearing at all. I would definitely hear other books narrated by her.


Suggestions: Sequel, please!


Recommend: I definitely recommend!

Quotes:

The world might indeed be a cursed circle; the snake swallowed its tail and there could be no end, only an eternal ruination and endless devouring.

The future, she thought, could not be predicted, and the shape of things could not be divined. To think otherwise was absurd. But they were young that morning, and they could cling to hope. Hope that the world could be remade, kinder and sweeter.

Beauty attracts beauty and begets beauty.

Books, moonlight, melodrama.

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