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Hunting Prince Dracula 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 legendBut 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 againIn this New York Times bestselling seuel 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 killeror has the depraved prince been brought back to life

10 thoughts on “Hunting Prince Dracula

  1. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    Shoutout to me for making it through this bookSeriously If you’re looking for a better substitute for humor mystery and general fulfillment look no further than Buzzfeed Unsolved

  2. Teodora Teodora says:

    35 ⭐Okay so Romanian here99% sure I’m not a vampire but some of y’all seem to believe that everyone in Romania is from Transylvania and we all have fangs and hate garlic with a passion so you make me uestion my initial statement with your fairytale determinationI still haven’t discovered my fangs though but now if I think on it I might have put them into a glass of water somewhere in my mountain castle and forgot about them WhoopsNow moving to the actual review I have to say it I didn’t really like this because I am biased af but it wasn’t entirely that bad I didn’t know exactly how to grasp the general atmosphere of the book from the first few chapters Because this book’s action was supposed to be set so close to where I actually live in Romania I kind of know the geography of the place I kind of got lost at some point while reading thisThey were talking about Bucharest and the snow capped Carpathian Mountains in the same sentence and just try to imagine my confusion because let me tell you Bucharest is nowhere near any mountain It’s a meadow all the way Not to be rude or offend my friends from Bucharest hello there frumoșilor 👋 but people there have no idea how a snow capped mountain is supposed to look like as seen from the window of their flat Trust me I lived there for three years haven’t seen a hint of mountain Another super confusing thing for me – Audrey Rose and Thomas were planning on taking a carriage from Bucharest to the Bran Castle which btw has nothing to do with Dracula but I will just let the rumour fly around anyway after the Orient Express arrived at its destination Again how? In 1880 ish Romania such a trip with a carriage was supposed to be at least a week long It is a freaky almost four hour trip depending how fast you drive now in modern times highways and allI am definitely being too judgemental here it is only fiction after all but this is the first time something like this really bothered me Bear with me a sister is trying to cut back on judgement and it is hardDon’t do like me people It’s just fiction and in fiction people can write whatever the hell they want if they feel like it This is just me being a total bitchWhat I thought was uite all right was the fact that the book was seasoned with various Romanian words and phrases that were in fact correct And it was somehow kind of accurate because us Romanians I’m going to generalise now don’t kill me tend to throw in a word in Romanian or two when we’re speaking just because sometimes we don’t really know how to find its best euivalent in English We don’t really give a shit if the other people do not understand it we just throw it in there and move on The plot was easy to follow and the mystery was definitely super easy to solve at least for me I still haven’t decided if I am glad that I knew who the criminal was here from the first chapter I met them or I am kind of annoyed that it was so obvious and I wasn’t surprised at all when everything unravelledWhat is beton though aka concrete aka Romanian for super cool is that there is some interesting Romanian cultural insight in here – there are some passages that are not really the typical facts everyone seems to know about Dracula and they are uite accurate actually historically speaking and there are also these little legends and mythological stories that are so damn great like for example Thomas’s story about the strigoiOh and talking about strigoi here and Thomas’s story – the story is uite realThe strigoi are the Romanian euivalent of what the rest of the world calls vampires In Romanian mythology which is coming straight from the Dacian they are the unrested souls of the undead that wake up from their own graves and roam around the villages torturing the livingI am telling you now and I am not even joking there have been at least two cases confirmed in modern times Romania about rituals of killing strigoi The traditional rituals may vary from region to region though but people especially those from villages who seem to still be anchored in their hundreds of years old customs still perform them For instance in my region when there is a strigoi case people open the coffin of the supposed strigoi read to them something from the Holy Bible and then they impale the strigoi’s heart with a thick wooden stakeThomas’s version of the story is actually something that happened some time in the ‘90s in the region of Romania called Oltenia If you’re curious about this macabre thing be my guest and read this book ; This is actually a good read but I honestly think that the problem is with me I cannot read something that might imply my culture and be totally 100% okay with it I am a true Romanian we uestion and dissect everything because we know everythingIt is worth a try though Simply because the cultural insight is kind of miștoBook styled

  3. Katerina Katerina says:

    Delightfully morbid I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper It was a book I will always hold dear mainly because I was enchanted by the gloomy Victorian London ambience and disturbingly fascinated by the gruesome murders and their riddles Yet Hunting Prince Dracula with its mystifying touch with lores whispered by supersticious villagers and seemingly crazy professors medieval orders and forests covered in white snow yet somehow tainted by crimson blood and chilling howls is the reason I bowed to Kerri Maniscalco's exuisite pen “Has the Immortal Prince returned?” After the tragic events of Stalking Jack the Ripper Wadsworth and Cresswell head to Romania to attend the Academy of Forensic Medicine and Science But the prestigious Academy hides many secrets from dark corridors and chambers to brutally murdered corpses that indicate one thing; the Impaler Lord has returned seeking blood Whose blood though and why that's a different story Trying to reason with evidence of the supernatural while fighting the nightmares that haunt her Audrey Rose must find some answers and give justice to those who have already perished before her time comes to join them in the eversleeping realms of Death “There's nothing uite like the aroma of a bloaded corpse to get one in the mood for adventure” My dear Mr Thomas Cresswell cound not be right From the grey streets of Victorian London Kerri Maniscalco transferred us to Romania and painted with her colourful palette Dracula's castle and picturesue villages blending red with white White for the blinding snow For the innocence lost For the shroud that covered the victims of a villain utterly terrifying that made your stomach churn with disgust and terror Red for Wadsworth's lips lips that craved to taste Cresswell's with a searing need Red for the Prince of Blood and his horrendous domain For the autopsies performed by brilliant students who could not shut down their humanity The atmosphere was eerie Foreboding Danger lingered in every corner Everyone was a suspect and everyone a potential victim There were many times I wished for Ms Harvey's traveling tonic to help me steel my nerves and keep reading But in this deadly and macabre puzzle that gave you gooseflesh and toyed with Wadsworth's and your very own sanity between the constant suspense and the legends of warrior societies and a brutal Prince worshipped by his countrymen Kerri Maniscalco managed to ease the tension and make your lips curl up with mirthI suspect you already know the reason “I have a feeling you haven't invited me here for kissing Though it never hurts to ask You're dressed for sneaking about Dracula's castle Be still my thawing dark heart You certainly know how to make a young man feel alive Wadsworth” And along this witty and charming duo you also felt alive Belly rumbled with laughter heart that pounded rapidly with the snarky dialogues that oozed sarcarm yet tenderness and affection at the same time lungs that ran out of air when tension was too much to handle Cresswell and Wadsworth are a couple the likes of which you haven't encountered so far Wadsworth struggled with her demons and the wounds the events of the previous book were raw and fresh depicted in a powerful and devastating way I won't lie and say that I was on board with every decision Wadsworth made I think that she could become so fixated on her independence that she misinterpreted the attempts to protect her as actions to cage her and she could be really unfair towards Cresswell But she came a long way overcoming her emotional trauma and her development was evident Her sharp mind and eually sharp tongue make her a remarkable heroineNow let's talk about Cresswell “You've stared fear in its nasty face and made it tremble You will make it through this Wasdworth We will make it through this That is a fact tangible than any dream or nightmare I promised I'd never lie to you I intend to honor my word” As my dear friend Nastassja once said Mr Thomas Cresswell turns bloody and creepy into sexy so so easily While his social skills are still rusty and his good intentions don't always work out as planned his arrogant and completely inappropriate remarks his flirtatious ways and the intensity of his feelings towards Wadsworth make him utterly delectable Their scenes crackled with pent up tension and you couldn't help but pant a little even when there was no touching involved Only heated stares Innuendos Sinful thoughts And a love deep and powerful From every challenge they emerged stronger Together and as individuals I think I'm in love with them both All in all a delicious and macabre tale with the perfect blend of suspense horror Romanian folklore and sparking romance Hunting Prince Dracula surpassed its predecessor and established Wadsworth and Cresswell as the new hot duet of crime solversARC generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review You can find this review and over on BookNesteu BEFORE Delightfully morbid with the perfect blend of suspense horror Romanian folklore and sparking romance Hunting Prince Dracula surpassed its predecessor and established Wadsworth and Cresswell as the new hot duet of crime solversFull review to come

  4. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    As I was not a huge fan of Stalking Jack The Ripper I was unsure if I would continue with the series until hearing rave reviews of book two especially from people who also did not enjoy the first installment I did enjoy Hunting Prince Dracula than book one but it still just wasn’t for meCW murdergore sexism ptsdMy absolute favorite part of this series is the characters and romance I wasn’t the BIGGEST fan of Audrey Rose in book one but I actually loved her in book two I adore her independence her intelligence her passion her determination – she just has so many loveable ualities I also love Thomas even than I did in book one which I didn’t think was possible He is analytical witty flirtatious respectful and all around wonderful I adored the development of their relationship in this installment It is so refreshing to see a YA couple that view each other as euals Thomas and Audrey have a fulfilling healthy relationship and they complement each other in the best way Their growth as a couple is the perfect slow burn and I would honestly read anything where they are together even if this series is definitely not one of my favoritesI really enjoyed the setting of this story I’ve always loved vampire folklore so the added exploration into how these legends play into Romanian culture was fascinating I also loved the choice to transform Bran Castle a place of great mystery and history as the primary location of the novel It was eual parts enchanting and creepyTruthfully there are not many distinctive critiues I have for this novel – It’s just not a favorite of mine I do not freuently reach for historical fiction but the plot of this series is too intriguing for me to pass up The prose is fine but nothing profound in my opinion Similarly the mystery was “okay” I will admit I was bored for some of the story as I feel it was extremely slow paced up until an intense ending I just was not as engaged as other mysteries I have read While this series is overall not for me I am glad I read book two and I definitely plan to read book three I don’t feel it is within my capacity to love this series as much as others but I really love the premise of each story and hope to be surprised even by the next installment I received a free copy of this book from Little Brown at Book Expo 2017 I had no obligation to review this book and all opinions are my own

  5. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    #1 Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★★#2 Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★★★#3 Escaping From Houdini ★★★★★Are you guys ready for some serious fangirling? This series has utterly bewitched me Perhaps it was time for fathers to teach their sons how to behave around young women They were not born superior no matter how society falsely conditioned them We were all euals here While we got to see Audrey's feminist snark come into play a little in SJTR she is loud proud and feminist as hell in this seuel I am so here for this Despite struggling with PTSD from the ending of the first book and her PTSD is represented really solidly when she arrives at Bran Castle Audrey refuses to let the headmaster or any of her male colleagues look down upon her True to her nature she claws her way to the top despite her trauma and the scorn of the men around her Mr Thomas Cresswell would descend into each circle of Hell if you needed him to You are the beating heart inside his ribcage Really though my favorite thing about this book was how much time we get to spend with Thomas and how much his character develops He is shamelessly head over heels for Audrey and while he occasionally slips up his intentions are always good He learns from each mistake along the way and views her as his eual in all ways In a genre filled with unhealthy andor unrealistic relationships Kerri has written a romance that feels authentic legitimate exciting and so sweet His eyes were my favorite constellations to gaze at; each fleck of gold surrounding his pupils were new galaxies begging to be discovered Audrey develops tremendously as well and opens her heart to the possibilities of a life filled with than just cutting open cadavers and chasing down villains I found it really delightful to watch her come to terms with the idea that she could be a strong feminist woman without sacrificing her emotions or blossoming romance Society at large is staggeringly obtuse If one simply looks to others for their opinions they lose the ability to think critically for themselves Progress would never be made if everyone all appeared and thought and loved in the same manner Did I mention there's a ueer romance in this book? Because there's totally a super precious and adorable ff relationship between a couple of side characters ❤ If you couldn't tell already I loved every freakin' moment of Hunting Prince Dracula The setting is incredible a creepy old castle what could I ask for? and the suspense is on point I know there were some complaints that SJTR threw out too many red herrings but I don't feel that was the case at all with this seuel I found myself legitimately considering every possible avenue for the culprit and while the ending didn't shock me I loved how everything played out Plus we learned some delicious secrets about Mr Cresswell which I really hope will come into play in the next bookIf you enjoy YA suspensethrillers mysteries gothic horror andor an adorable romance in bloom I highly encourage you to pick this series up ASAP You won't regret it Thank you to Jimmy Patterson BooksLittle Brown and Company for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review

  6. jessica jessica says:

    wow i love how informative this series is its obvious KM has put in some serious medical and historical research when writing these books i feel like i learned so much whilst reading that i probably could go and become a coronermedical examiner if only it were currently the 1890s lol im still a big fan of audrey roses character and what she stands for i like that she continues to act upon her curiosity even when it is perceived as unladylike but i mean if i had my own thomas cresswell im pretty sure i would be doing all kinds of improper things just to be near him too amirite ladies? Pthe only reason im not rounding up my rating is because i didnt uite enjoy this as much as the first book its probably due to the subject ive never been interested draculavlad the impaler so the freuent and extensive history given throughout the story didnt really capture my attention that being said the next installment sounds absolutely delightful so i am than willing to continue the series and also because i cant get enough of my boy thomas ↠ 35 stars

  7. She-who-must-not-be-named She-who-must-not-be-named says:

    “Monsters are only as real as the stories that grant them life And they only live for as long as we tell those tales” This book has really advanced from Stalking Jack the Ripper in terms of character development and plot twistsThe story begins with Audrey and Thomas on a train to Romania to attend one of Europe's best forensic institutes But as people start turning up dead with their bodies completely drained of blood students of the Institute are on high alert and suspect that Dracula himself is going about on his vampiric murder spree With a murderer on the loose Thomas Creswell and Audrey Rose Wadsworth must work together to investigate and put a stop to himherThe romance in this book was nothing less than sheer delight Yes it felt slow and regressive at times but unlike the first book I loved how Thomas manoeuvres his way through the castle just so he could meet Audrey furtively and how they both sneak away to eerie and creepy places risking their lives for the sake of investigation Their loyalty towards each other touched the heavy pieces of my heart and made me want to fangirl I love Thomas with all my heart and I don't think any amount of words will do him justice Just when I thought I couldn't love him any than I already doAudrey Rose comes out stronger than before The events in Stalking Jack the Ripper threw her off balance tampering with her focus and nagging at her with delusional thoughts But despite her better judgement she is confident of who she is and is not afraid to persist on following her dreams and passion Being a female in an institution dominated by males she faces harsh criticism and sneers from her fellow classmates and the Headmaster but she just brushes them off and proves them wrong I also admire how she stands up to Thomas and saves him on countless occasions Her ability to stand up for what is right make her own decisions and her desire to be treated as an eual is amazingThe story gives us an insight on Vlad The Impaler known to be one of the most important rulers of the Wallachian history also infamous for his acts of cruelty notably impaling his enemies The main plot was unpredictable as focus kept drifting between different suspects rendering it difficult to deduce the killer The story was moderately paced but the investigation felt slow and dragged because of Audrey and Thomas' inability to make headway in the investigationOverall it was an intriguing read that had me second guessing various interactions and the central mystery 35 ⭐️

  8. Kerri Kerri says:

    91817 PUBLICATION EVE UPDATEdon't forget to submit screenshots of your preorders to receive the MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella ends TONIGHT at midnight open INTL even though it says USCA promise UPDATEThe map for finished copies of HPD has been revealed Check out my social media if you'd like to see it I'm also hosting two giveaways one on twitter and one on instagram xoxo8817 UPDATESECRETS ARE SO HARD TO KEEP but the wait is officially over—i can FINALLY share the HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA pre order campaign with you i wrote an exclusive STALKING JACK THE RIPPER novella narrated from Thomas’s point of view that’s rightfor everyone who’s ever wanted to be inside Mr Thomas Cresswell’s Sherlockian brain this is your chanceMEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL is a special limited edition offer—you won’t be able to get this novella anywhere else once the campaign is closedfrom deductions to sass and how he felt meeting Audrey Rose for the first time i hope you enjoy Cresswell’s storydetails on how to pre order giveaway can be found on is open internationally even though it says USCA That's for physical giveaways and this novella is a digital download I checked with my publisherall receipts must be received and uploaded by September 18th at midnightHere it is The cover reveal plus first chapter are up on Entertainment Weekly31017 update the cover plus first chapter will be revealed on MONDAY 31317welli'm obviously super biased because i wrote it but i love this next installment so much and cannot wait to share the official summary and title with you xoxo

  9. Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink says:

    Lead the way Wadsworth I'm simply along for the brute strength and charm Omgah This was FANTASTIC I loved the first book but this one blew it out of the water Kerri Maniscalco can WRITE Thank you to the publishers for sending me a gorgeous arcEvery page was brilliant The prose was gorgeous I loved loved loved it Mind you I had to skim some of the bloody parts weak stomach eek But seriously you guys don't miss this Flowers need plenty of water to grow Love too needs attention and affection or else it slowly withers away from neglect Let's start with the most important matter Thomas Freaking CreswellJust when you think you have him figured out well trust me You have no idea He was the highlight of this book The banter and chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS I mean he was pretty freaking great in the first book but the heat between him and Aubrey Rose was multiplied ten times over here Just because they ended on a happy note in the last does NOT mean anything loses its steam Like wow Do you want to know what I think? The Truth?Yes He gazed unabashedly into my eyes Make it scandalous too This is bit too serious for my tastes Not to mention Thomas is hiding one little detail that makes him EVEN MORE LEGIT OH MY LORD Ugh I can't spoil but likeermergersh Seriously can someone freak out with me please?Aubrey Rose and Thomas are off to attend an academy set in the Brahn Castle in Romania Dracula's castle yes it exists The setting was so flipping cool Creepy castle with secret passageways? Check Enchanting forest and medieval village? Check Bits of history and rumors woven throughout? Check I'll admit the story was a bit on the creepy side and I'm not really a fan of horror or macabre but I was able to skip the bits that disturbed me easily enough Sorry Kerri you're brilliant with the whole cadaver scenes but ahhh I had to skim that Either way though the story was brilliant have I said brilliant enough? I'm going to say it I don't want to give anything other clues about the plot but just enjoy the ride But even aside from the cool as crap setting and the edge of your toes storyline the character development was phenomenal Aubrey Rose is suffering from PTSD throughout the book and it wasn't dealt with lightly I was a little unsure of how everything played out in the end of the last book but I was impressed with how well it was written in this one Thomas on the other hand has his own dealings that broke my heart But even amidst it all they find little ways to move forward I also loved the addition of Thomas's sister who is BAMF omg But most of all? I loved discovering everyone's secrets ahhh For there are no limits to the stars their numbers infinite Which is precisely why I measure my love for you by the stars An amount too boundless to count So all in all this gets a glowing review from me My Blog Instagram Twitter Etsy

  10. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I have always wanted to travel to Romania so it was fun to go with Audrey and Thomas Audrey and Thomas are going to study at a medical school inside of Bran Castle Oh what joy But along the way while riding on the Orient Express they find a body outside of Audrey's compartment with a stake through his heart And thus it beginsThere are some wonderful new friends they meet at the school and some not so nice AND bodies show up What is happening to these people? The towns people think Vlad has come back But I know the real story It's a little cray but not too much There were some little tidbits of things that I enjoyed finding out though Also Thomas finds some interesting things out about his family tree This was so much fun I could just picture every little thing going on and the creepy atmosphere Oh the joy Well accept when they were doing autopsies Luckily this time around I wasn't snacking I learned my lesson in the first book The next case will take place somewhere in America I wonder what they are going to do next? I can't wait Happy Reading Mel ♥MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading List

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