The Haunting of Alejandra

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Del Rey Books
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5.81 X 8.53 X 1.12 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author
V. Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Mexican American parents. She's been writing horror stories since she was a child, always fascinated by Mexican folklore and the urban legends of Texas. Castro now lives in the United Kingdom with her family, writing and traveling with her children.
"The provocative novel is haunting and packed with dark secrets."--Today

"Creepy yet insightful."--Culturess

"Castro is one of the most exciting genre authors on the scene right now, and this might be her most powerful book yet."--Paste Magazine, Most Anticipated Horror Novels of 2023

"V. Castro's The Haunting of Alejandra isn't your typical horror novel. Follow along as Alejandra digs into her past and taps into the power of her ancestors so she can save her future."--People en Español

"V. Castro's heroine is haunted by the spirit of La Llorona. . . . She must go to a curandera and process her personal and generational trauma . . . in what also functions as a perfect metaphor for . . . seeing the societal structures and history that contribute to our present-day malaise."--CrimeReads

"Speaking of Goddesses, Castro is the goddess of Indigenous Mexican Indigenous horror, and I also can't wait for The Haunting of Alejandra."--Literary Hub

"[A] ravishing and provocative literary horror novel about motherhood, family legacy, and self-discovery."--Jump Scares

"Provocative, haunting, and packed with secrets."--Electric Literature

"The Haunting of Alejandra is deeply rooted in culture and beautifully explores diaspora and generational trauma through the lens of the supernatural horror genre."--Zoraida Córdova, author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

"A powerful story about motherhood, trauma, love, and the ways that myths can and should be rewritten . . . If you're a horror fan and you haven't picked up V. Castro, you need to fix that."--Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors

"V. Castro charts a terrifying legacy of tears with The Haunting of Alejandra, an empathic epic that maps out the birth of a curse and tethers itself to the very ancestry of its tragic protagonist."--Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters

"Sometimes being a woman can be hell. In V. Castro's dark, heroic tale, a woman draws on her familial roots to save herself and her children--by facing down a soul-devouring demon."--Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor

"Wonderfully heartfelt, relentlessly dark, and superbly written . . . Don't miss it."--Gabino Iglesias, author of The Devil Takes You Home

"An intricate tale that blends folklore, grief, and revenge to create horrifying images that are sure to be etched into the imaginations of readers for years to come . . . a must-read."--Sergio Gomez, author of Camp Slaughter

"Utterly terrifying and wholly immersive, this novel will wow readers with its confident and unflinching tale of a woman reclaiming her power."--Library Journal, (starred review)