ANOTHER SUPERNATURAL NOVEL SET IN A DISTINCTIVE HISTORICAL PERIOD IN MEXICO: Gods of Jade and Shadow featured Mayan gods in 1920s Jazz Age Mexico City, and now Mexican Gothic features Gothic ghosts in 1950s rural Mexico.
ACCOLADES FOR GODS OF JADE AND SHADOW (7/23/19): A Best Book of Summer 2019 by Publishers Weekly and One of the Hottest Books of Summer by Goodreads
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Moreno-Garcia’s first novel Signal to Noise was named a best book of 2015 by Book Riot, Tor.com, BuzzFeed, io9, and more. Her second novel, Certain Dark Things, was one of NPR’s best books of 2016, a Publishers Weekly top 10 for 2016, a VOYA “Perfect Ten,” and a finalist for multiple awards.
AUTHENTIC VOICE FOR THE #OWNVOICES ERA: As a woman of color writing fantasy and horror, Moreno-Garcia offers readers a chance to see themselves in these genres—and introduces elements of history and culture that will be new to many.
“An inspired mash-up of Jane Eyre, Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho, Dracula, Rebecca and that 1958 classic sci-fi movie, The Blob …Inventive and smart, [Mexican Gothic is] injecting the Gothic formula with some fresh blood.”—NPR’s Fresh Air
“Stylish and edgy…While the book draws inspiration from Gothic classics like Rebecca and Jane Eyre—there is a spunky female protagonist and an ancient house filled with disturbing secrets—its archly intelligent tone and insightful writing make Mexican Gothic an original escape to an eerie world.”—New York Times
“[An] irresistibly dark feminist reimagining of the Gothic fantasy novel…It’s all wonderfully creepy, blending chilling scenes of horror with classic Gothic tropes for a seductive and subversive tale. A book to devour in a few—very thrilling—sittings.”—Vanity Fair
“The author’s postcolonial spin on the gothic tradition evokes the usual suspects: Daphne du Maurier, Emily Brontë, Mary Shelley, even Anne Radcliffe. Like those authors, Moreno-Garcia works in a tradition in which chills and thrills tap into elemental cultural fears—runaway science, carnal passion. But to these she adds a more politically inflected horror, both ancient and timely.”—Los Angeles Times
“A new classic of the genre…alluring and foreboding, ambiguous and beautiful. And like its heroine Noemí, its ambitious, determined, and well worth getting to know.”—Chicago Review of Books
“This twisty horror fantasy is engrossing and wonderfully repulsive…. This is a must-read for fans of gothic writers like the Brontës, Daphne du Maurier, and Shirley Jackson, and also for those who enjoy the feminist, surreal fiction of Carmen Maria Machado.”—Buzzfeed
“Deliciously creepy…Read it with your lights on—and know that strange dreams might begin to haunt you, as they haunted Noemí.”—Vox
“Masterful…a gloriously moody adventure, spooky, smart, and wry. Chic, no-nonsense Noemí Taboada is one hell of a tour guide through this world of mystery, scandal and spirits.”—Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling
“Mexican Gothic terrified and fascinated me. Silvia Moreno-Garcia proves once again that she’s a genre-jumping wizard, one of the most exciting and necessary authors writing today.”—Charlie Jane Anders, nationally bestselling author of The City in the Middle of the Night
“Darkly brilliant and captivating…Readers who love old houses and family secrets will devour this book (as I did!). The setting itself—High Place, with its reputation for swallowing the dreams of young women—is a character in this marvelously fantastical novel, stretching from glamorous 1950s Mexican high society to the crumbling pride of an abandoned silver mine. Silvia Moreno-Garcia enthralls with this twisty tale of love and betrayal.”—Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger and The Ghost Bride
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