The Friday 56: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
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“Your dad was always nice to us. Daniela and me…we just felt we should visit.”

“He’s dead. Saying a couple of prayers is not going to get him out of hell and it’s not earning you any brownie points.”

Hello, it’s been a while! This week I’m sharing an excerpt from one of my favorite 2019 reads, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise. I really loved the combination of magic and music in this one. The use of two different timelines was really effective and the transitions were seamless. Excerpt from page 156 because it captures the MCs personality so well. You can read my review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

From the Goodreads Synopsis:

      “A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City.
      Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said “I love you” with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends — Sebastian and Daniela — and a whole lot of vinyl records to keep her company. When she discovers how to cast spells using music, the future looks brighter for the trio. With help from this newfound magic, the three friends will piece together their broken families, change their status as non-entities, and maybe even find love…
      Mexico City, 2009: Two decades after abandoning the metropolis, Meche returns for her estranged father’s funeral. It’s hard enough to cope with her family, but then she runs into Sebastian, and it revives memories from her childhood she thought she buried a long time ago. What really happened back then? What precipitated the bitter falling out with her father? And, is there any magic left?”

16 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  1. I am glad you liked this one so much. I’ve been wondering about this one. The combination of magic and music is what has me the most curious about it. I will definitely have to give it a try. Have a great weekend!

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