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Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal
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really liked it

"But he'd better andar con cuidado, be careful, or he'll come for him, too. He'll come for retribuciòn."

3.5⭐

Five Midnights is Ann Davila Cardinal's debut YA novel, and I enjoyed reading it! This book is Cardinal's take on the legend of El Cuco (as he is known in Puerto Rico - since Texas is closer to Mexico, I've heard of him as El Cucuy, and learned that the name has differences in different areas).

I was intrigued by Lupe and Marisol, and the path of their relationship. I wish more time would have been spent on them instead of Lupe and Javier. I know, I always get tripped up on this in YA books.

I wish there would have been more horror. I felt like the potentially spooky scenes were pretty spread out, and I was interested in seeing more creepiness from the story.

I loved the setting, and this is the first time I've read a horror story set in Puerto Rico. I hope to see more horror stories in different environments.

Although I was a little let down by some of the aspects mentioned above, I liked Five Midnights, and I'll definitely be checking out the sequel once it's out.
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Reading Progress

February 11, 2019 – Shelved
February 11, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 5, 2019 – Started Reading
October 5, 2019 –
page 53
17.43%
October 9, 2019 –
page 104
34.21%
October 9, 2019 –
page 202
66.45%
October 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Wyrd (new)

Wyrd Witch In Cuba, we heard him as El Coco more.


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