Mexican Gothic Book Review

What is it about?

Noemi Toboada is a young socialite of Mexico City. She likes to dress up, date and go to parties. One day, she is called home from a costume party by her father. When she gets home, Mr. Toboada tells her he’s concerned about her cousin Catalina; she’s sent a very odd letter saying that the house is haunted, and it talks to her. He thinks she may need some psychiatric care, but her husband refuses to even consider the idea. Noemi must go visit Catalina to see what’s going on at this house and with the strange family that Catalina married into.

My Thoughts

  • It was a total cover buy. The cover is so beautiful, and the title pulled me in. When I saw it on Amazon, I knew I had to have it. I didn’t even read the description before buying it.
  • I liked that it was set in Mexico. It’s different from other gothic style books out there. Most are set in Europe.
  • I liked that it was set in the 1950’s, also quite different from other gothic style books. Most are set in the Victorian era or the industrial era.
  • This book kept me interested and I came up with a lot of theories as I was reading; a lot of which, were wrong. I like a book that makes me think and theorize.
  • It’s a good book if you’re in a creepy mood. Great for the spooky season.
  • Trigger warnings for: mind control/ manipulation, gaslighting, sexual content, attempted rape, incest, and murder. A lot of these are done subtly in the book, and although I did feel uncomfortable at times, it is pretty on par for the Gothic genre. However, if you are triggered by any of these things, then I suggest skipping this book.

All in all, I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it for the spooky season. Now go get your hands on this book!

Published by Meagan Rose Cortez

Caring preschool teacher by day, crazy writer at night. I'm an aspiring author with ambitions wilder than my characters. I like to read, write and watch movies. I particularly like Shephan King and J.R.R. Tolkien. I'm also very fascinated by Psychology and Forensics. If you're into fun, creepy, crime puzzle fantasies, then I'm your girl!

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