NNO Book Club: Certain Dark Things

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For October, we are going south of the border for a new twist on vampire lore with Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Thanks to our awesome members for this suggestion and I’m so thrilled to be part of a group committed to seeking out female authors, authors of color and works exploring non-US cultures and perspectives. Also, vampires!

***Book summary from Goodreads***
Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers and a high-ranking member of a criminal family, attempts to keep a low profile while mapping an escape route to South America. Domingo is her only ally. He’s also smitten with her and can serve as a handy blood bag.

Atl’s plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Nor does it contemplate the arrival of Nick and Rodrigo, sent to kill her. That’s just problem number one.

Because there’s also Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

****This month's restaurant selection***
Returning to a previous favorite that now offers lunch hours – Tandoor Indian Cuisine in Brandon (https://www.tandoorbrandon.com/).

Please note – this restaurant closes between lunch and dinner hours and closes at 2:30 pm on Saturdays. As such – THIS MONTH’S START TIME HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO 12:30, rather than our usual 1 pm.

***Not sure about book club or never been to one before? ***
Read the book (or some of the book). Come to the Meetup. Eat yummy food and chat with folks about what you thought about the book. REPEAT!

***Didn’t finish/hated this book?***
Come to the Meetup anyway! If you didn't finish - just be aware, there will be spoilers. If you hated it, come and rant! We have some of the best conversations about what we didn’t like about books!