Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover their hero was the true villain of the story.
Title: Hunting Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Page Count: 434 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction // Mystery // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson, an imprint of Little, Brown
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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.
Kerri has done it again! She’s written such a fun book with an awesome gothic feel and I liked this one even better than Stalking Jack The Ripper. And this is coming from a reader who doesn’t typically enjoy murder mysteries and refused to play Clue as a child.
My favourite part about the Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell adventures is their chemistry! They are so adorable and I love how much their friendship has blossomed. The best part about HPD was the vampire/gothic feel. Kerri has a way of writing dark words that make me squeal, it’s just so delicious if that makes sense? If every book was written like this I’d be a happy little closet goth.
**Thank you Hachette Book Group Canada for providing me with an ARC of Hunting Prince Dracula. This post was originally posted September 25, 2017 but has since floated off to the wires of the inter web and needs to be re-posted, shakes fist at internet.**