Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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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.


He grinned at my ensemble and rubbed his hands together, mischief sparking like fireworks around him. “You’re dressed for sneaking about Dracula’s castle. Be still my thawing, dark heart. You certainly know how to make a young man feel alive, Wadsworth.”

Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I just finished Stalking Jack the Ripper not too long ago

Genre?
YA Historical Fiction

Star Rating?
5 Stars

Rereadable?
YES. Absolutely

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Definitely. I honestly want nothing more than to read the third book now.

Is this a part of a challenge?
Technically this now counts towards my #ASeriesAMonth2018 challenge!
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Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who loves historical fiction.

Conclusion:

Holy actual hell. If you thought Stalking Jack the Ripper was a ride then hold on to your lace gloves and corsets, everyone, because Hunting Prince Dracula is going to leave you breathless.

I am in complete awe at this book. I didn’t think the author could actually go anywhere from Stalking Jack the Ripper. I was expecting this to be just as good, but it was absolutely better. This author is definitely one I’m going to be keeping an eye out on. Her writing is fantastic. She’s able to keep the realistic word choice that someone in the 19th century would use, but not make it boring and nearly impossible to decipher at some parts.

I have never been one to enjoy anything written in an old fashion way, which makes reading historical fiction not enjoyable whatsoever.

Thomas and Audrey Rose are nearing the top of one of my favorite couples of all time. They are actually perfect together. But the novel doesn’t focus completely on romance. There’s just enough in the for a romance addict like me to be completely captivated and enthralled.

Seriously, if you read the first one, don’t hesitate to pick up this novel. You won’t regret it whatsoever. Every character actually felt real to me. There were mostly new characters introduced and it felt as if they were with you from the very start of the first novel. It’s action packed, suspenseful, completely intriguing and I actually couldn’t put it down. (I should also mention that it’s four in the morning and I was supposed to be in bed over an hour ago. Shhh)

If you’re interested:
Goodreads
Amazon CA
Amazon

Until next time,

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20 thoughts on “Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

  1. Our reviews for this one are slightly different. However I share your enthusiasm for the third installement! Which is coming out soon! YAY!!
    And you put Ian’s gif at the end!! I met him recently and I posted about it today!! Did you ever meet a celebrity irl?

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    1. Oh that’s amazing! Nope I have never met a celebrity in real life.

      Unless you count my sister screaming at the Backstreet boys at the end of the concert and Kevin looking up and waving at us 🤣🤣

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      1. OMG!!! hahahahaha!!! That’s awesome! As long as he saw you, you get a half point :p

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  2. thebibliophagist90 April 11, 2018 — 2:26 pm

    I have added this series to my TBR list. I really look forward to reading it. I had not heard of it until recently and I’m happy I did. I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

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  3. I haven’t read either of these, but I will check them out.

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    1. Highly recommend! They’re fantastic!

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  4. I can’t wait to start this 💕💕💕 great review

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    1. Thank you! ❤

      I hope you love it!

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      1. Ohh I’m sure that I will 😉 I really liked the first one

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  5. I thought the same thing about her being able to top Stalking Jack the Ripper but i absolutely loved this one as well. I was living for be romance in this one and I can’t wait to read the next book.

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    1. Such a sweet romance! I can’t wait to read more. And I love that little bit that they snuck in about Houdini. I absolutely can’t wait to read it.

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      1. What part do you mean??

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      2. Here:

        Dearest Cousin, Allow me to be quite frank. Since I’ve read every novel by the immeasurably talented Jane Austen, and because I am three months older than you, I obviously have a vast amount more romantic knowledge. I don’t fancy myself a poet, but I have been flirting (quite shamelessly, I daresay) with an intriguing young magician—and escape artist—who performs with a traveling circus, and, well… I shall tell you all about that another time.

        (A part of a letter from Liza)

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      3. Oh ok I didn’t pick up on that when I read it.

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      4. I was super pumped when I saw it haha I can’t wait to see more of Liza.

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      5. Yeah I can’t wait for what’s to come.

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