100 word review: Certain Dark Things, by Silvia Moreno-García
Moreno-García has done something amazing: She’s made vampires interesting again, and in 2017 no less. She blends myth and legend from vampires across a range of cultures with commentary on race, class, and mental illness inside of modern Mexico DF. This is a creepy tale of a young man living on the streets after suffering massive abuse who manages to use what little he has to help another person, and gets sucked into an adventure that will bring together blood-drinking Aztecs, ancient wealth, and detectives through a rubbish dump of a heady conclusion. Moreno-García is excellent as always. Read it.