The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

TWs for Certain Dark Things, and to a lesser degree this review, include violence, cartels/drug wars, and a particular character who threatens a lot of sexual violence but never thankfully gets around to it. I've been falling more and more in love with Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing for a few years now, starting with Gods of … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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

First Chapter Thoughts: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Gracia

A while back, I read Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Gods of Jade and Shadow, and fell utterly in love. Her prose, her characterization, her wry, dark humour, combined with Mayan mythology and clever worldbuilding - It's a fantastic novel, which I've reviewed over here. So, inevitably, I'm checking out more of Moreno-Garcia's work. The first I got my hands … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Gracia

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