Waiting on Wednesday 12/14/22
Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (July 18, 2023 by Del Rey)
“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film–and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.
Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood.
Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.
Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.
As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.”
I just saw this the other day and got super curious about this one! I enjoyed Mexican Gothic so I am wanting to try more of her books eventually too! Great pick!
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Yes, Mexican Gothic was awesome! I really need to catch up with some of her other books, she’s so prolific though and it’s hard to keep up!
I featured this today too. It seems different from her other books!
I love how her books all seem so different, she’s such a versatile writer!
I have only read one book by Silvia Moreno Garcia, her debut, but all of her books sounds awesome!
Was her debut Certain Dark Things? Because ahhh that one was so awesome!
I need to try smth by her!
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I feel like I’ve said this so many times and about so many authors, but I’d really like to try one of her books one of these days. 🙂
Haha, I say that a lot about many authors as well 😀
This definitely sounds very different – and I’m always happy to see a new book by this author.