Sharing Saturday Fifteen

It is the fifteenth week of Sharing Saturday!  Today I will be revealing the introduction to an evaluation essay I wrote called The Oracular Secrets of Mystery Covers.  The essay is evaluating the cover of Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo. Without further ado…

Image result for stalking jack the ripperA book cover is a story, a preview, a glimpse into the secrets held in the book’s pages.  The color, design, title, and imagery draw a reader into a timeless tale. The cover promises that a certain tale will be told of today; one full of intrigue, danger, and gruesome stories of the dead.  Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo will take the reader on an unforgettable journey, but before the reader even begins the book he or she is drawn in by the cover.  A mystery cover that tells of abstruse innuendos through symbolism, color, and the title is a successful cover. A book cover should give recherché hints about what is to come.  Stalking Jack the Ripper excellently displays all of the qualities needed for a successful mystery cover.

Happy New Year

It’s a New Year!! I can hardly believe that we are entering 2018.  This past year has flown by.  Below is a list of the top twelve books that I read this year.  There are definitely more favorites but if I didn’t stop at twelve my list would just keep on going.  I am not putting them in any particular order.

  • The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Ruby Red Kerstin Gier
  • Roar  by Cora Carmack
  • Scarlet by A. C Gaughen
  • The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
  • It by Stephen King

 

Happy New Year!!!!

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

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 recommend this book and suggest that everyone should read it.

 

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Audrey Rose Wadsworth is born into a life of privilege.  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 apprentices 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.

 

#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up

I recently completed the #ReadingQuest.  It was a month long reading challenge that I thoroughly enjoyed.  I read seventeen books.

Character Class:Knight
The first book of a series: Daughter of Smoke an Bone by Laini Taylor
Book with a verb in title: Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
A book with a weapon on cover: Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
A book with red cover: Fury by Rebecca Lim
A book that has a tv/movie adaptation: BFG by Roald Dahl

Mage
A book with a one word title: IT by Stephen King
A book that contains magic: The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
A book based on mythology: Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
A book set in a different world: Roar by Cora Carmack

Side Quests
Open World: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Respawn: Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Time Warp: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
A book cover with striking typography: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
A book published by a small press: The clockwork three by Matthew J. Kirby
A book with a partially obscured face: Muse by Rebecca Lim
Grind: The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas
Multiplayer: Seraphina by Rachael Hartman

Total:
Level 7
320 experience points
754 health points