Friday, August 7, 2020

The Friday 56 (183) & Book Beginnings: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


53152636. sx318 sy475 Synopsis from Goodreads...
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER; An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets... 
After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find - her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.


Beginning: "The party at the Tuñóns' house always ended unquestionably late, and since the hosts enjoyed costume parties in particular, it was not unusual to see Chinas Poblanas with their folkloric skirts and ribbons in their hair arrive in the company of a harlequin or a cowboy." 

56: "She brushed her foot forward, disturbing the dust on the rug, and it bounced up into the air again, then fell."


Comments: I finally read Mexican Gothic. I liked the story, and I will definitely read more books by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. What are you reading this week? 

25 comments:

  1. This sounds good. I love the cover.

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  2. I have seen this one around but just read about it today, here! Looks like a great read!
    Here's my Friday Post

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    1. Mexican Gothic was one of my most anticipated book releases of 2020, and i liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is one I wanna read! :-) Happy weekend!

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  4. I love that beginning! I've seen this a lot and it sounds good. I think I'll try it.

    I got BBOF posted late, but it is up now if you want to visit and link your post.

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    1. I know what you mean. I was easily drawn into the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. oh cool, thanks for sharing about this one, I have seen it in so many places. sounds really good!
    by the way, I really like the visuals on your blog.
    I just finished a Japanese classic thriller, called The Inugami case

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  6. This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  7. I have had my eye on this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  8. Sounds like a book I need to read.

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    1. I'm glad you also liked Mexican Gothic. So far it's one of my favorite stories by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I've seen this one mentioned quite a few times, but hadn't read the summary yet. Sounds interesting - thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It was a very interesting story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I loved this one! Happy reading!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  12. I've been so curious about this one, and I can't wait to get my hands on it and give it a try! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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