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Book Club Kit: Mexican Gothic

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This is not the type of book I normally read, but I really enjoyed it. 
The book starts with Noemi, a rich socialite from Mexico City, who is sent by her father to check on Catalina, her cousin who married and moved away. They had received a troubling letter from her and the family wants to ensure her safety and wellbeing.
The rest of the story takes place in what at first glance appears to be a gloomy, old house in advanced state of disrepair. Catalina married Virgil Doyle, a man who comes from a old and reputable family, but who have lost everything. From the moment she arrived in her house, Noemi feels unsettled and at times scared. She starts to think that the house is haunted, but that the family is also hiding something about her cousin. 
Noemi is determined to help her cousin and she does not leave when she should. 
This book is dark, but very gripping and surprising. There are many twists and turns that kept me reading. 
I really enjoyed the plot and the characters. The writing is evocative.
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Fantastic book club package! Loved the paper dolls and the playlist! Looking forward to using this with my book club
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This was a pretty good companion to the actual book. I love the time the author dedicated into creating this. This will be very helpful for people that want the discuss the book further.
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I didnt read the full description,and thought this was the actual book. It's not. It's a cute little companion book to go with the actual book. It's only 14 pages, and has some pretty neat things in it. I am sad it wasn't the actual book, but this was a neat find on its own.
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Mexican Gothic Book Club Kit by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

When I saw this book club kit, I decided to read the book at the same time. I appreciated the extra time the author gave in providing the historical information about the Mexican mining towns and the infiltration of the Spaniards and the British. The discussion questions were good starting off points with a group. They make the reader go deeper into the book. The Spotify playlist was amazing. The music was haunting and made me feel the dark ambience of the High Place setting. 

The image of the snake eating its tail was a little disturbing. I love traditional ouroboros images but this one was spooky or creepy – perfect for this book. Reading about gothic stories from the 1960s and 1970s made me smile. I love and have all Phyllis Whitney books and most Victoria Holt books. The premise of those books compares to this one – a girl in an isolated place that needs rescuing. I absolutely love the paper dolls. It gives the reader a real glimpse into Noemi and her fashion statements.
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Honestly thought this was the book because I didn't see that it was just a kit to go with the book itself. I can't say it if was helpful or not since I haven't read the book yet.
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The kit contains a series of questions and facts to have in mind while reading the book and after reading it. It serves to pay attention to things that perhaps you didn´t.
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This book club kit is really helpful and the additional information surounding the book gives insight for the readers. Anyone who read the book would find reading Mexican Gothic even more entertaining and enjoyable! 
The paper doll of the character and the outfits are so cute and the playlist for this book makes me want to read it even more!

Thank you to Netgalley, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Penguin Random House Library Resources for this stunning cipy of Mexican Gothic book club kit!!
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Thank you for this book club kit. I used it as I was reading the book and found it very useful. It made reading the book a lot more entertaining. I wish every book came with a book club kit!
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I absolutely loved this book!! So haunting and spooky while still having gorgeous prose and detailed descriptions of scenery.
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Review for the book club kit provide by NetGalley. 
I appreciated the additional information that this little reader guide did.  It made me realize that I was expecting all the wrong things from the novel.
The reader guide ends with cute paper dolls that have tidbits regarding the period dress. Before getting to the dolls, I was disappointed.  I thought the novel was aiming for something meaty, but not really - the point was the mood and the feeling, the classic Gothic with a touch of modernity to spice it up.  
This is not groundbreaking or challenging, but it does work well as an entry in the  big-house-scared-woman genre.
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This was an interesting Book Club Kit! I wasn't the biggest fan of Mexican Gothic, but these insights helped me to enjoy it a bit more.
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This is a really nice supplement for the book! My favorite part is the Spotify playlist, which I think is a really cool thing that authors have been doing lately, and creates an atmosphere. There's a few mini-essays that also offer some insights into the book, and a paper doll of the main character with some of her outfits that is pretty cute!

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Library Resources for the e-ARC of this book club kit! It would definitely come in handy for a discussion over this book!
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Thank you to the publisher and author for the opportunity to have this advanced copy of Book Club Kit for Mexican Gothic. It was a super helpful tool in facilitating my book club meeting and the members really appreciated all the interesting, original little details, including the printable paper dolls. I wish that I had thought to print them out before our meeting because they would have been the perfect way to decorate around our snacks and wine. So fun!!
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Such an amazing companion to the book.
For reading within a book club, this kit is highly recommended.
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I think this idea is very interesting. This kit is very well organized and illustrated has guide with an interview of the author, this includes a playlist to make the book reading even more  thrilling.
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MEXICAN GOTHIC: BOOK CLUB KIT
This was a fun addition to Mexican Gothic that gives you discussion questions and prompts, a curated playlist inspired by the aesthetic of the book, extra information from the author about del Monte, illustration of Doyle family seal, info about gothic romances, as well as a paper doll style 'Dress Up Noemi' printable pages. Definitely a fun add to book club discussions on this book.

Thank you to NetGalley and the Author for providing this ARC!
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This is a great book club kit to aid in discussion of Mexican Gothic. You get a letter from the author, discussion questions, a playlist (which I especially loved!), and more!
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I really loved Mexican Gothic and due to this book have added Silvia Moreno-Garcia to my "authors to always read" list! It kept me guessing until the bitter end and was the perfect blend of darkness, magic, and thriller.
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Sorry. I was mistakenly thought this is the novel. Anyway, still thank you so much for granting my request.
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