Waiting on Wednesday [190] – CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. I believe this cover was just revealed, and it’s absolutely stunning! I purchased a copy of Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise when it came out last year, but review commitments have not left me any time read it, so sad! Now she has a new book releasing this year, and I’m determined to make time for it:

Certain Dark ThingsCertain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey.

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. Domingo is smitten. He clings to her like a barnacle until Atl relents and decides to let him stick around.

But Atl’s problems, Nick and Rodrigo, have come to find her. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community. Atl has to get out before Mexico City is upended, and her with it.

In 2015, Silvia’s debut, Signal to Noise, was named on seven year’s best lists: B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, i09, Vice, and Tor.com. Certain Dark Things was also listed on B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog as one of 42 books they can’t wait to read in 2016 and on i09 as one of 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016!


Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia releases in October 2016 from Thomas Dunne Books. Vampires! In Mexico City! And Latin American mythology! All elements that sound like they belong together. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-)

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Posted March 30, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 21 Comments


21 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [190] – CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    • Tammy

      I agree, I am a fan of vampire stories, but I always appreciate when an author tries something different.

    • Tammy

      Aww thanks Barb! I love sharing books, even though I know sometimes my picks are a little odd:-)

    • Tammy

      I suppose it could go either way, sometimes odd combinations don’t work, but I’m hoping this one does:-)

  1. You had me at Latin American mythology! Not nearly enough of that in YA (or literature in general). I LOVE this cover! Tammy, poke me if this book becomes available for request on NetGalley or Edelweiss! I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it.

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