Goodreads Monday: Certain Dark Things

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


Certain Dark Things HC Mech.inddCertain Dark Things
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
336 pages
Published in October 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books

From Goodreads: Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?


I’ve heard very good things about this book by reviewers I trust and while I’m not too keen on vampires, I’ve heard that Moreno-Garcia’s take on them is fresh and unique to its setting of Mexico City. I’ve read another of Moreno-Garcia’s books, The Beautiful Ones and enjoyed it in spite of its being a romantic fantasy (I’m not a big romance reader) so I think I will like Certain Dark Things.

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