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Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

yarelhdi's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No

3.0

alliesrecentreads's review against another edition

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3.0

3★

I'm not sure horror is for me, but this was well written and I definitely didn't see any of that coming so

ayanna8's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

georgiakirkegard's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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nullah's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

sandels's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot

2.75

maikehalfmann's review against another edition

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1.5

I only kept reading because I heard that the book got really crazy and gory from 60-70% on. Otherwise I would have dnf‘ed it. But it was just not worth it for me, it was weird and super boring. Only a few chapters were gripping to me. 

asteinke's review

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dark sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

scrimzen's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

novelfables's review against another edition

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3.0

A mashup of Shirley Jackson's The Hunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle with elements of The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey.

As someone who vividly visualizes what they read, there was so much darkness in this one and not enough description; it could have been much more atmospheric and eerie, given the backdrop.

While full of dark themes exploring the depths of human morality, there was just not enough time to explore all of them deeply to be impactful. Also, the characters were either good or bad, with no in-between, and was a little disappointing for me personally.

This leaned more on the side of a fantastical mystery thriller; it was entertaining, and I'd recommend it.