Eerily Atmospheric Take On The Classic Serial Killer Mystery — Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco {Book Review}

stalking-jack-the-ripper-by-kerri-maniscalcoTitle: Stalking Jack The Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release Date: September 20th, 2016
Standalone/Series: Trilogy
Genre: Young Adult – Mystery – Historical

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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Drip, Drip, Drip — Say Her Name by James Dawson {Book Review}

say-her-name-by-james-dawsonTitle: Say Her Name
Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release Date:  June 5th, 2014
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Horror – Paranormal

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: I really liked it

What it’s about:

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear… But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror… five days… but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before… A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted ‘Queen of Teen’ author James Dawson.

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Saving People, Hunting Things – Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake {Book Review}

anna-dressed-in-blood-by-kendare-blakeTitle: Anna Dressed In Blood (Anna #1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date:  October 17th, 2011
Standalone/Series: Duology
Genre: Young Adult – Horror – Paranormal

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

What it’s about:

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life.

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