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Certain Dark Things: A Novel by [Silvia Moreno-Garcia]

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“Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s gritty novel is steeped in the history of Mexico City and vampire lore and yet manages to deftly re-invent the bloodsucker ... Certain Dark Things packs a wallop.” ―Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

“With its vibrant prose and stellar world building, Certain Dark Things is one of the best books I’ve read in years.” ―V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author

Certain Dark Things is a delicious, elegant, gritty vampire noir. Moreno-Garcia has created a world that pulses with life and terror and honesty.” ―Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author

“This is so much more than a vampire story. A lush and haunting supernatural noir, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Certain Dark Things is visceral, beautiful, and teeming with originality and complexities. Perfect for those looking for a crime novel with a little more bite than usual.” ―Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, Miami Midnight, and Blackout

“Silvia Moreno-Garcia carves out the heart of Mexico City, and then eats it, in this riveting noir-punk reinvention of vampire lore. Certain Dark Things is exquisitely vicious and brutally beautiful.” ―Ann Aguirre, New York Times bestselling author

"Certain Dark Things is dark, inimitable, and so very, very cool. Unmissable.” ―Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s novel lets us fall in love with many perspectives before she breaks our hearts and puts us back together again." ―Fran Wilde, author of Updraft

Certain Dark Things is arguably the vampire novel for the 21st century.”” ―New York Journal of Books

"Confirms that Moreno-Garcia is an author to watch.” ―Publisher’s Weekly

“The Mexican setting is a huge part of the allure of this new novel from Moreno-Garcia, as are the fascinating varieties of vampires she sets forth.” ―Library Journal, starred review

"All the characters in this book are as sharply realized as the city in which they live and fight... I love to see compelling new takes on vampires, and Certain Dark Things succeeds beautifully.... Smart, tender and insightful." ―NPR.org

"With Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia demonstrates that there is always more to be done with familiar figures such as the vampire, and that in the hands of a talented writer, the creatures can rise to new (un)life." ―Locus

"Moreno-Garcia’s characters are vivid and compelling, as is her prose. As a novel, it’s fantastic: honest, wrenching, compassionate, and brutal." ―Tor.com

"One hopes that return visits to this urban fantasy world are in the offing." ―New York Times

"This is a new favorite." ―Book Riot

“With dark and delicious elegance, Moreno-Garcia delivers a satisfyingly bloody vampire story with a tantalizing twist.” ―The Globe and Mail

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, Untamed Shore, and many other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu's Daughters). --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Publication Date : May 11, 2021
  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire (May 11, 2021)
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  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B08F43JYDN
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best vampire book I've read...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vampires with more bite
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Charles
4.0 out of 5 stars ... - this is wildly different but Moreno-Garcia writes it like she's been doing noir horror for years
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Noir in Mexico
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vampires Are Cool Again
Reviewed in Canada on August 9, 2017
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