Mexican Gothic has proven to be a really tough book to review! I have mixed feelings about the book, but those mixed feelings are, on the whole, positive, if that makes any sense? Basically, there’s nothing I disliked about Mexican Gothic. It’s an atmospheric, eerie gothic story, and I was super invested in it for the most part.
I have to say, it all got a bit weird about halfway through. It was a little bit strange in the beginning, but as the book continued I kept wondering just how weird it was going to get. The atmosphere throughout was eerie and chilling, and then towards the end it was less atmospheric and more just outright bizarre.
I loved that the main character wasn’t your usual strong and likeable heroine. She was snarky and negative, and downright fierce. I didn’t click with her at the start, but as the book continued I was really rooting for her and her cousin.
I did find that there were a lot of characters to try to wrap my head around, and since I read this book over many sittings rather than just in one go, it got a little confusing. Especially as it seemed as though everyone was related, and I couldn’t figure out the family tree.
I did NOT like the romance, though. I mean, it was fine, if you like that kind of thing, but I personally found it unnecessary, and you all know how I love my slow burn… this was not that. I almost never like romances in books nowadays, though, so don’t dismiss this book just because of this one tiny thing.
Overall Mexican Gothic was a real gothic treat, and despite the bizarre elements and the… interesting relationships in the book, I ended up really enjoying it!