Hunting Prince Dracula + Prize Pack Giveaway

Posted September 25, 2017 by shooting in Book Review, Giveaway / 54 Comments

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Review by Lauren

source: copy from ALA17; all opinions are my own

Official Summary: 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.

Review (add on Goodreads): Oh, how I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper. I was so excited to attend ALA this past June and get a copy of Hunting Prince Dracula. If you enjoyed the first book at all, then I think you’ll really like this one. Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell head to Romania to attend a school for forensic medicine. Besides these two amazing characters, readers meet a collection of new ones that just add to the mystery and intrigue of the book. After all, someone is killing people and many believe it’s Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, risen from the grave. Despite not believing in vampires, Audrey has a tough time in this book, after everything that occurred in Stalking Jack the Ripper. She’s seeing corpses move and the face of Jack the Ripper in innocent men. Thomas is worried about her, but he doesn’t always do what is best for her, though he’s desperately trying. I felt for Thomas in this one, as he’s dealing with a lot in Hunting, while at the same time trying to protect Audrey because he cares for her, not because he thinks she’s too weak to help herself.

As for the actual mystery of those being murdered, and emptied of their blood, I found myself having no clue who was behind everything. It could have easily been a group, an outsider, or someone in the school. It was always difficult to tell as more and more people started being harmed or acting suspicious. In the end, I was certainly shocked by the reveal! I’m curious if anyone guessed the outcome, as I do think it was quite clever, but you never know! At any rate, I don’t think it’s an easy guess and those are always exciting. Hunting Prince Dracula is a fairly quick-paced novel. It’s full of mystery and excitement, and it’s lead by the always lovely Audrey and Thomas. I just love the bickering between these two. It adds a lot of humor and light heartedness to what could otherwise be a very serious novel.

If you haven’t read Stalking Jack the Ripper, I do suggest you check it out! I loved both of these and I’m eagerly awaiting the third!

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I’ve decided to try something new with some of my blog giveaways. I’m going to choose a book and then also give away either some items that make me think of the book or some of what I think the character’s favorite things would be! While Kerri was awesome to let me know what both Audrey and Thomas love – scalpels is one, of course – I couldn’t quite fine their favorite things, so I went with things that suit the book! Hope you won’t mind!

Giveaway Open to U.S. only, I’m afraid (unless you only want the book – then The Book Depository has to be open to you)

Must be 13+ to enter, or have parental consent

I’m not responsible for lost or damaged items once shipped

Giveaway ends on October 30!! 

Now…prize time!!

Audrey and Thomas bookmarks

1 copy of Hunting Prince Dracula (shipped from The Book Depository)

1 Watercolor Print of Dracula’s Castle from Zuzis Studio

Audrey and Thomas magnetic bookmarks from Read and Wonder

Dracula Castle Watercolor Print

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54 responses to “Hunting Prince Dracula + Prize Pack Giveaway

  1. danielle hammelef

    I’ve read reviews of this book and think it would be fun to read this whole series. Thanks for offering a copy to one of us lucky followers!

  2. Jen

    I want to read both of these books now! I love books like this. The historian is still kind of a favorite, but love ones in this genre. thanks!

  3. Lisa Brown

    I read her first ripper book and it was great; I need to read this one too, love the time period; thanks for the chance 🙂

  4. Those magnetic bookmarks are too cute, they would also work as needleminders. I have been eyeing this series as of late, and now I really want to read it. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Lauren.

  5. I have heard so many incredibly things about the first book in the series that I really need to read it! I’ve only read one historical mystery/thriller, but I absolutely adored it so I think they might be stories that I really enjoy.

    I love books that keep you guessing the culprit! For some reason I almost always guess what happened in mystery/thriller books so it’s always exciting to not have the end in your mind straight away.

    Your giveaway is awesome 😀 I have entered, just for the book because you kindly made that part international!

    Lovely review ^.^

  6. After falling in love with Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell in Stalking Jack the Ripper, I cannot wait to read this second book. I’m thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed it and that there’s a big focus on Thomas this time.

    Your giveaway sounds fantastic too. Those bookmarks are just precious!

  7. Thank you so much for the opportunity. I really want to read this sequel after really enjoying Stalking Jack the Ripper. I absolutely adore those character bookmarks. I think it would be really awesome to feature a scary book or a thriller since Halloween in approaching.

  8. Karley Moore

    I love a little creepiness in my books. This looks like a perfect Halloween read. I will definitely read the first one also. Thanks for the super cute giveaway!!

  9. Susan Marie Dubovsky

    Hi, I just love Dracula and the thrills and chills. Thank you for the chance to receive this book- great choice for the Halloween month.

  10. Sherrie Cruson

    I would like to win this book for my daughter-in-law. I think she would find it interesting. Plus, it’s Dracula and Halloween is just around the corner 🙂

  11. Julie Terry

    I love this type of books, and I love the art print. I love giveaways like this with not only the book but other items to go with it. I enjoy showing off my love of reading and a great way to do that is with book swag.

  12. Raine

    I’m very excited to read this, it’s sounds great. The magnetic bookmarks are beyond adorable. I’d love for them to be featured in a future giveaway. Happy Halloween!

  13. Trish

    This looks like a fun read with just the right amount of spooky! I loved Dracula (book and movie adaptations) and would love to read this too.

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