I read this last year, and it’s finally being released today!

The prolific V. Castro is back with a story of generational trauma, misogyny, and La Llorona. Alejandra is a mother of three, in a loveless marriage, she yearns for a better life, but feels trapped by her lack of financial independence, and the societal expectations placed upon her as a woman. Not to mention the generational The prolific V. Castro is back with a story of generational trauma, misogyny, and La Llorona. Alejandra is a mother of three, in a loveless marriage, she yearns for a better life, but feels trapped by her lack of financial independence, and the societal expectations placed upon her as a woman. Not to mention the generational curse that has plagued the women in her family for generations.

Alejandra delves into her past, and with the help of her therapist, and her newly-reconnected mother, discovers how to save her children and herself from the various supernatural and natural terrors of the world.

This book is absolutely terrifying. The history of Alejandra’s family contains some incredibly disturbing moments. The visions that haunt Alejandra and her family leave the reader with some real nightmare fuel.

V. Castro’s voice is tremendous. Not only has she created a truly scary horror novel, she also writes of the pressures and expectations of womanhood in an incredibly astute and poetic way. This was the first work of Castro’s that I have read, and I am a total convert.

The Haunting of Alejandra is out now! Go get it!

Thanks to Del Rey for the ARC.

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