The Gremlin’s Library: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia previously impressed me with both Untamed Shore and Gods of Jade and Shadow, but I think her most recent release, Mexican Gothic, is my favourite of her work yet. Trigger warnings in place for this book include: rot/decay, eugenics, racism, gaslighting, drug overdose, sexual assault, premature/live burial, cannibalism, incest and implied suicide and CSA. Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada as … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I finally received my copy of Mexican Gothic (*excited goth boy noises*)! This is my third Moreno-Garcia book and I'm already SO into it. So, thoughts on the first chapter! Noemí Tabaoda is a high society debutante who goes through lovers at her own whims and is immediately set up as just a touch unreliable. The first … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Gremlin’s Library: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a SUCKER for mythology. Irish, Viking, Yoruba, West African... Anything with a mythic bent and a folkloric eye is pretty much automatically my favourite. So when Silvia Moreno-Garcia announced her Gods of Jade and Shadow as a Mayan fairytale, I was sold. Unfortunately I apparently wasn't the only one … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Gods of Jade and Shadow