Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Old would have been an inaccurate word to describe him. He was ancient, his face gouged with wrinkles, a few sparse hairs stubbornly attached to his skull. He was very pale too, like an underground creature. A slug, perhaps. His veins contrasted with his pallor, thin, spidery lines of purple and blue.”
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? Supernatural gothic horror I guess. The book starts as a classic creepy haunted house tale with all the eerie ominous vibes that I love. The evil decaying house is filled with a creepy evil family with an awesomely horrific back story. Halfway through, the story takes a supernatural turn which takes you on an action-packed thrill ride with lots of super grotesque imagery. You will also love to hate Noemi, the immature spoiled brat at the center of the story. And Howard, the patriarch of High Place will make your skin crawl. This book is lots of fun. I can’t even… Recommended for lovers of the hideous, grotesque, and macabre. 4.5 stars.