Review- Certain Dark Things

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5 stars ⁣


Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

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

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s 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 story has multiple POV's. You have Domingo, a street kid who collects trash to make money. Atl, the vampire on the run. Anna, the cop and Rodrigo, the elder man working with the vampire drug gang who want Atl dead.

In this book there are different types of vampires. You have those who suck blood through fangs and mind control their victims like we all grew to know in Hollywood movies, but then there are vampires that suck the life soul to stay alive, vampires with a stinger and claws to drink blood, and vampires who eat their victims. I have to say it was a delight to read about the different ways a vampire feeds.

Mexico City is a vampire-free territory and there's even a "sanitation" unit to keep them out. As Atl and Domingo try to figure out a way to get Atl out of Mexico City and down south, we meet some colorful characters along the way.

I really enjoyed the rich culture presented in this book and how she gave the "history" of vampires in this world. If you love a good vampire story, you will enjoy Certain Dark Things. Reading through the different POV's keeps you on a hook as you try and figure out where the story ends. Though I wanted a different ending, I left the story satisfied.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a hardback since it's out of print buuuut it will be released again next May in paperback so put this book on your TBR and pick up a copy as soon as soon as its released!