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There's nothing quite like the aroma of a bloated corpse to get one in the mood for adventure.
Title: Hunting Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2
Genre: Historical, Mystery
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Date Published: September 19, 2017
In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine...and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.
Hunting Prince Dracula is one of the best books I have ever read. I loved everything about it. To start, I want to mention that I absolutely adored the inclusion of the dates, places, and pictures in the book. It added a wonderful element to the book that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. I also really loved the subtle references to the previous book (Stalking Jack the Ripper).
Hunting Prince Dracula also included Romanian words and phrases. This added a unique aspect that made the book ten times better. Along with the Romanian words, there were also letter between various characters. That is another aspect that made Hunting Prince Dracula even better.
This book is also extremely descriptive which adds to the suspenseful and mysterious vibe that is going on throughout the book. It also adds to the history in the book. Next, I am going to talk about Audrey Rose and Thomas. I ship them so so much. They make the cutest couple and I am so excited to see how their relationship, as friends or more, progresses. Finally, I want to mention how I never would’ve guessed the killer. When you read this book, you will be shocked when the killer is revealed. Overall, Hunting Prince Dracula was a phenomenal book and I highly recommend it!
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