It’s been a ‘Mexican May’ reading month

For some reason, I’ve been reaching out for Mexican-based or inspired novels this month, and I have not been disappointed! From Silvia Moreno-Garcia to Isabel Cañas, these books have been rich, lush, and beautifully rendered.

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches…

1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger.

Her next-door neighbor, Leonora, seems to live a life of intrigue and romance that Maite envies. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman…Meanwhile, someone else is also looking for Leonora at the behest of his boss…

The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore.

The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. But when Orquídea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held onto so tightly their whole lives. Instead, Orquídea is transformed, leaving them with more questions than answers.

They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks…But Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis…

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