StoryGraph Saturday: Certain Dark Things

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to remind me that it’s there and to show it to you in case you find it interesting, too.


Certain Dark Things
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fantasy
272 pages
Published in 2016

From The StoryGraph:

From Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic, comes Certain Dark Things, a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore.

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized.

Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all?


I don’t think there’s a book yet by Silvia Moreno-Garcia that I haven’t enjoyed. I recently picked this one up at the used bookstore with my trade credit I plan to read it in October because this feels like it will be just perfect for Spooky Season.

5 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: Certain Dark Things

  1. I actually did read this one when it was re-released last year. Didn’t love it… I don’t think I even wrote a review. But… I know a few bloggers who say this is their favorite of hers, so clearly, there are mixed opinions!

  2. I’ve been very curious about this one, too. I enjoy a good vampire story and I’ve heard great things about the author. Granted, I’ve read this didn’t work well for some, as Lisa said, but I’m still curious.

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