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Cenote City by Monique Quintana
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really liked it

"She began to cry and cry and cry tears that felt like needles and blades."

3.5⭐

Cenote City is Monique Quintana's gorgeous debut novella. Her writing is vivid and poetic, and this book was a great introduction to Quintana's style. I would say this book is speculative fiction / bizarro with some magical realism, horror, and fantasy vibes. It's a really unique story.

I really enjoyed this story, but I struggled with the format. It's not told chronologically, and I had a hard time keeping track of characters. There is a lot of jumping around, and I think it will be totally fine for other readers, but I had a difficult time with it. It was just a little too disjointed for my brain, and I was confused at times.

Although I had a hard time with the format, this was an entertaining and creative read. It takes you through all the emotions, and you feel for the characters and their situations. I would definitely read another book from this author.
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Reading Progress

August 31, 2019 – Shelved
August 31, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
September 25, 2019 – Started Reading
September 25, 2019 –
page 52
33.33%
September 26, 2019 –
page 101
64.74%
September 26, 2019 – Finished Reading

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