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Book Review: Mexican Gothic

Not gonna lie, I was fairly disappointed with this one.

I know, I know. This was one of my most anticipated books this past month (I mean look at that cover!!) but it turned out to be a super slow burn that I just couldn’t get into.

Mexican Gothic is the story of socialite Noemi who gets a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin asking her to come save her. Of course Noemi makes the trip to the strange house owned by the bride’s new family, the one no one knows anything about. The book is set in 1950s Mexico, but the setting is almost entirely ignored in favor of the creepy house where you can instantly tell something weird is going on. Unfortunately, this never really picks up and I had a hard time reading at all.

The last 50 pages finally have some action, BUT it’s such an odd turn (think the movie Get Out) that it’s almost hard to comprehend. Now I will admit, I am unfamiliar with Gothic novels, so maybe this is the norm, but it definitely did not feel like it all went together. Overall, I was sad this one didn’t click but I know so many other people loved it so maybe the genre just isn’t for me.

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