Hunting Prince Dracula
(Stalking Jack the Ripper #2)
by Kerri Maniscalco
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Back in January me and Payton buddy read Stalking Jack the Ripper which is the first book in this series. We knew we were going to buddy read this book but we never talked about when we wanted to read it. As y’all know my husband picked my TBR for this month so when he picked this one we decided to buddy read it. Ok now that all of the unnecessary stuff is out of the way lets get to my actual review of this book.
After I finished Stalking Jack the Ripper everyone was telling me that the second book was so much better. While I had no doubts that this book was going to be good I never expected it to be as good as it was.
I had a couple of things that annoyed me at first but after a while I was so into the book that I just didn’t care and I didn’t pay attention to it. The first thing that annoyed me (this is just me being picky I think) was how Audrey Rose kept referring to Jack the Ripper as Jack the Ripper instead of who Jack the Ripper was. I don’t know why that bothered me so much but every time she said Jack the Ripper I was just like really why? And the other thing that bothered me at first was how Audrey Rose was coming off a little childish. It was only at the beginning that I felt this way but I felt like her character development took a step back there for a minute.
My favorite characters from the very beginning has been Audrey Rose and Thomas. Audrey Rose is such a strong independent woman and she is so ahead of her time. As for Thomas, he is the perfect mix of everything. He’s sarcastic, funny, intelligent, very caring, and flawed. ** Insert swoon here ** I love these two together. I loved the friendship/relationship that Audrey Rose and Thomas had in Staling Jack the Ripper but in this book it was on a whole other level for me. Guys I am living for this relationship like I’m abso-freaking-lutely loving it.
When I read the first book I looked at the back cover and it pretty much told me what people I should suspect which took a lot of the suspense out of the experience for me. For Hunting Prince Dracula there were no clues like that and I loved that. We both had our suspects but neither one of us ever narrowed it down to our main suspect before it was revealed. Kerri did an amazing job with the creepiness of this book. One chapter in particular really got to me because of my own personal fears.
As I am sure y’all have figured out by now I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait for the next two books to come out. Escaping from Houdini is set to be releasing in September and you can bet I will be getting it.
So I have once again decided to change the way I do my reviews and I’ve changed the set up a little as well. I am sorry I am so indecisive maybe this way will stick for a while. I had planned on posting a tag today but I already had this review ready to go so I decided to go with this. The tag I will be posting is a 3 day long tag so keep your eyes out for that. Have you read Hunting Prince Dracula? Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts?