New This Week
May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022
This week’s under-the-radar new releases include one pick perfect for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe, and one horror story described as Mexican Gothic combined with Rebecca. Whether you’re in the mood for a story grounded in classical Greek mythology or one that will give you chills, these new releases have you covered.
Elektra by Jennifer Saint
The epic drama of the Trojan War is at the center of this dramatic mythological story. The stories of three famous mythological women meet in this exciting and beautifully written historical novel: Clytemnestra, the wife of Trojan invader Agamemnon, Cassandra, the Trojan princess who can see the future but is cursed to never be believed, and Elektra, the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon who plots to kill her mother.
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
In addition to being a creepy gothic tale worth reading on its own, The Hacienda has been optioned for TV by a major streaming platform – keep an eye open in the future! Set in the 1820s during the time of the Mexican War of Independence, the story follows Beatriz, who loses both her father and her home when the government is overthrown. When Don Rodolfo Solorzano proposes she accepts him as the answer to her problems, ignoring the rumors about the fate of his first wife. In true gothic style, however, there is something sinister happening in Beatriz’s new home.