Title: Mexican Gothic
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: 30 June 2020
Genre: Horror; Historical Fiction
Content & Trigger Warnings: Graphic violence, possession, suicide, murder, gore, body horror, drugging, family and child deaths, sexism, racism, incest and sexual assault.
*I received this book as an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
**Owing to the often graphic nature of this novel, I would not recommend it to readers under the age of 16
As some of you may know, I have a degree in English literature and during the course of my studies, I was exposed to a lot of literary fiction and classics. I read texts from Chaucer all the way to Margaret Atwood and thoroughly enjoyed every moment (give or take a couple of epic poems). Eventually, I had the privilege of reading Emily and Charlotte Brontë’s incredible novels Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, two of my favourite books of all time. Their stories are considered gothic owing to the intense emotions, dark happenings, and strange occurrences that take place in them. I loved the eerie tones and colourful characters of each novel and recommend both to everyone I know. So, when I came across Mexican Gothic, I knew I had to give it a try.