Book: Certain Dark Things available on Amazon*
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Certain Dark Things is a story of predator and prey, drugs and drug gangs, violence and bloodshed, all set in an alternative Mexico city – in fact an alternative world. How would you react if you found out after hundreds of years of myths, stories, and movies, that vampires were real? That the world not only had vampires in every city, but that there was an entire vampire genus, different classes of vampire, in different parts of the world. Each vampire class has different traits, different powers, and different needs. But all have the same lust, the same desire for human blood.
This book takes you on a gritty journey through the streets of Mexico, intertwining the more commonly heard stories of drug cartels with vampires. The vampires in this book are not romantic, sexy, lovelorn creatures, looking for a way to fit in with human life. Rather they stand alone as vampires, strong, powerful, unashamedly so, running drugs, using their power and longevity to gain wealth and material gains beyond human comprehension. They use humans when they need to, to do their bidding, or simply as food.
This all makes for a gripping story, with characters that you love to hate, characters you find yourself wanting to survive against all odds, and characters you would be perfectly happy to see as vampire fodder!
It is an enthralling read, with the story taking twists, and turns, fighting along with the characters, and keeping you captive until the heart wrenching end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a much welcome break from what has become almost standard vampire fare.
I received this book from NetGalley for review, but all opinions are entirely my own.
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