Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalo

After the Ripper murders Audrey Rose Wadsworth is headed to Romania to a highly acclaimed foresnic medicine school.  But when they arrive bodies turn up seemingly murdered by the long dead Vlad Dracula who is believed to be a vampire.  As more murders continue Audrey Rose and Cresswell set out to find who is truly behind these heinous acts even as they fight for a position at the school.

Finally I recieved Hunting Prince Dracula after what seemed like forever.  I read it within one day and I adored the book.  There were so many twists that I never saw coming.  I did find it kind of annoying how much she freaked out about seeing cadavers at the beginning of the book because of her brother.   I was not sad when she finally stopped imagining her mother’s body and the memories stopped surfacing about the Ripper.

I did not suspect who the murderer turned out to be.  Honestly throughout the entire book I had no idea who I thought it was.  Despite all that, I love it and I know that there has to be a third book based on the ending and I want it now.  I highly reccommend this book and suggest that everyone should read it.

 

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Diana is the daughter of a powerful witch but since her parents were killed she has never used magic, until the day a magical book appears in the library.  There she meets a vampire who could be after the book known as Ashmole 782.   As witches, daemons, and vampires search for this book that could be the secret to how creatures like them exist Diana must ally with a vampire and perhaps betray her kind even as unknowable powers are exploding beyond her control.  With a mix of modern and ancient cultures A Discovery of Witches will keep you up waiting to find out what will happen to an inexperienced witch and a meddling vampire.

A Discovery of Witches was a book that I simply could not put down.  I had to know what would happen to Diana as she dealt with Matthew de Clermont and the forces after the Ashmole 782.  I was further intrigued when her powers began to rise and it was discovered that Diana was not all that she seems.  I would highly reccommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Audrey Rose Wadsworth is born into a life of privelage.  But she is unique from other young ladies for instead of spending time at parties with friends she spends time learning the art of forensic medicine.  Her uncle is a forensic scientist and Audrey Rose secretly aprentices with him.  When savagely murdered corpses are found throughout London Audrey Rose is on the case with the help of a young man by the name of Cresswell, but this only brings her closer to her sheltered life.

This book was AMAZING.  I loved the characters and plot.  You never knew what was going to happen next.  This book kept me on the edge of my seat for hours.

Audrey Rose was such a unique character and we were drawn to her by her need to be free of the restraints of society.  Cresswell was a stunning character for he was mysterious and treated Audrey Rose like a colleague.  The character development in the book was fantastic.  I adored Stalking Jack the Ripper and would recommend it for milennia.

 

The End of Summer Book Tag

Nooo, summer is over.  This summer flew by so fast.  I don’t want it to end.   I had an awesome time writing posts and figuring out my blog.  Thank you to all of my followers for a wonderful summer.   To commemorate it I decided to do The End of Summer Book Tag.  I hope you enjoy.  Thank You!!

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you.

Tag at least thirteen people.

 

What was your Favorite Book this Summer?

That’s hard. In fact I have more than one. These include Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen.  I loved this story and the rest of the series lived up to the first book.  I totally adore this series.  Also, I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper ,Roar,  and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone which were all stunning books.

See my posts The Daughter of Smoke and Bone ,and Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

 

What was your Least Favorite Book this Summer?

I don’t know.  There were quite a few books I didn’t like very much this summer but I can’t decide which was worse.  A few are listed below…

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The Secret to lying by Todd Mitchell

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson

and more.

See my previous post, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

What Book Did you wish You had read this Summer?

I wish I could’ve gotten around to reading a A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I have been meaning to read that book since it first came out but things just kept coming up and I kept forgetting to put it on hold.  I have heard that the book is amazing and am excited to read it.  I will read it by end of the year.  I have to.

What was your Favorite Classic you read this summer?(If you didn’t read one this summer than in general.)

I only read Frankenstien this summer so that is my favorite classic this summer.  I did love the story and even read another book called Doctor Frankensteins daughters by another author which was a pretty fantastic book, too.

 

Did you stray into a different genre and pick up a new and exciting book?

Yes, I did because my cousin who is into psychological thrillers suggested One was Lost by Natalie D. Richards.  The book was interesting  and definitely not what I usually read.

Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them.

On a school trip the group is seperated by a flash flood and than they awake to find their teacher drugged and no way to find help. They set out to try to reach help all the while knowing there is a killer on the loose who is keeping them alive for a reason.  But what? Will they survive long enough to find out?

 

What was your favorite movie adaptation this summer?

I didn’t see any but I am excited for several movies that are coming out later this year or next year that are based on books I have read.

What was your favorite new release book?

I have two but they didn’t really come out this summer.  Still, I loved Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi which came out March 28th and Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton which came out March 7th.

See my posts Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton and The Star- Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi which is the first book in the series to Crown Of Wishes.

 

I Tag:

theinkgirlreads

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Sophie@blamechocolate

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Amanda@literaryweaponry

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Anybody that feels like saying goodbye to summer

 

 

 

 

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Karou is a girl with blue hair that grows straight out of her head. She sketches monsters that mightbe real and she speaks more languages than she should be able to.  Who is she?  She’ll find out as black handprints appear on doorways across the world from winged strangers who have come from the sky.  As strange things happen and a war brims can Karou figure out who she is?

I loved this book so much.  Karou was a relatable character and from the first word I was dragged into a story of family, love, and uncertainty.  This book kept me up late because I had to know what would happen.  Immediately after I finished it I read the next two books.  This series is a MUST read. I highly recommend it. You’ll be as wrapped up in this story as I was and will never want the series to end.

The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag

Hello,  I have seen this book tag recently and I just knew I had to do it.  I hope you enjoy this tag as much as I do. Thank You.

 

A Popular Book or Series that you didn’t like.

I hated this book because I felt like the book romanticized suicide and because I could never get into the book. See my previous post HERE.

 

A Popular Book or Series that everyone seems to hate except you

I loved this series but my family hated it.  Ok, maybe they didn’t outright despise it but they found it boring. Honestly, though I  adored this series even if a hundred pages was of them walking through tunnels.

A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with

I always hated Peeta and the actor didn’t help.  I was pretty angry when Katniss ended up with Peeta instead of Gayle who I think is a much better character.

 

A popular Book Genre that you hardly reach for

I hardly ever pick up realistic fiction or Horror.  I am starting to read more in these departments but I mostly stay away from these genres.

 

A popular or beloved character that you do not like

I would have to say I hated Tris Priar.  She was such a pity party in the second book that I couldn’t stand her.  For me the series continually got worse.

 

A Popular author that you can’t seem to get into

I just can’t get into Veronica Roth.  After the end of the Divergent series I just can’t bring myself to read any of her books.  I heard of the Carve of the Mark but am hesitant to read it.

A Popular Book Trope you’re tired of seeing ( example: Love triangles, corrupt rulers, ” Lost Princesses”)

I am so sick of reading of characters who find their powers and then in the second or third book lose them temporarily because some cruel villain has them in their clutches.

 

A Popular Series that you have no interest in reading

I don’t really have and answer for this one.  I will read almost anything and if I find that it is horrendous than I shall stop reading it.

The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

None!  In my opinion the book is almost always better than the movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

    Scarlet is Robin Hood’s right hand man.  But he has a secret.  He is a she and only Robin’s Band knows she’s a woman.  But when somebody from Scarlets past shows his face things change.   He is out to see the hanging of the infamous Robin Hood and he will stop at nothing to see that this becomes a reality.   Torn between running and protecting her bandmates she must decide whether her life is worth more than the people of Nottinghamshire and her crew.  Suddenly she is not only fighting for the people of Nottingham but for herself, her bandmates, and her future.

I have read many books about Robin Hood but none were like this one.  The author casts a light on Robin so that we see him as more than just a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.  We see that maybe he is not some perfect ideal man and its all told from the point of view of a girl who has endured hardships than no one should ever have to face.

This book showed a path through history and brought the characters of old to life.  I now see Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John, Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and England during that time period through different eyes.  Eyes that this book opened.

I highly recommend Scarlet for no one will ever tire of the tale contained within its pages.