Review | Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

Published: September 18, 2018

Read as: US Hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 4.15

My rating: 3

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

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Review | Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

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Title: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company

Published: September 19th, 2017

Read as: US Hardcover

Average Goodreads rating: 4.38

My rating: 3.5

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, 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? Continue reading

Review | The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

35887181Title: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

Publisher: Harper Voyage

Published: May 1st 2018

Read as: Audio (Audible download)

Average Goodreads rating: 4.12

My rating: 4

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising. Continue reading