Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Breaking the Spine where each week we discuss upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Truthfully, I’ve kind of debated whether or not I want to quit this meme and perhaps try out WWW Wednesdays. I like this one, since I love showcasing releases that sound like so much fun and I’m looking forward, too. Does anyone have a preference? Do you find yourself enjoying writing/reading one post or another?
Anyway, let’s go onto what I’m waiting for this week!
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller 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?
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.
Here’s the truth: I never had much interest in Stalking Jack the Ripper, but after seeing so many people love it and my secret love of historical fiction, I tried it. And failed. I think it was a little too much gore too soon, and I was like, NOPE. But after seeing the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to give Stalking another try because I had to read this.
In college, one of my favorite research projects was taking a further dive into Dracula mythology. I’ve never been into the whole vampire lore, but I loved reading about Bram Stoker’s take on it and how he was influenced by Vlad but also has native Ireland. So, of course, anything with Dracula, I’m total trash for now.
Plus, after reading the first one, I’m really eager to dive back into the world Maniscalco creates. I did have some gripes with the first one, but I have a feeling a new change of gorgeous scenery and very intriguing mythology, this is going to be loads of fun. Can’t wait to see what this story brings!
Check out more about it here.