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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted March 8, 2017 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri ManiscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
on September 20th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Historical, Mystery
Format: E-book
Pages: 320
Source: Overdrive
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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.

Holy crap, this book is REALLY good. Okay, confession time: I totally did not know who Jack the Ripper was before I even read this book. So stupid me thought that Jack was some hot guy in the book. Yeah, I know, you can stop laughing now. But anyway, then I walked past the Philosophy section at work (I work at Kinokuniya bookstore btw) and saw some thick book called “JACK THE RIPPER” and that’s when I realised that Jack the Ripper is someone that this book is based off. Hence I actually went to Google about it before reading this book and viola, I was super impressed and wanted to see how the author would actually fit this crazed murderer in her book.

So actually I was more excited to read the book after learning who Jack the Ripper is. The main character, Audrey Rose, was definitely one of the coolest character that has ever been written about. Amidst all the other girls in their gowns and stitching stuffffs, Audrey Rose is the one girl interested in dissecting dead bodies, and even though I don’t really like dead bodies, I still find like this book and this character.

The whole story plot was pretty fast, and the murder started way before we even realised that it was a murder, which was a good thing? I mean I wanted the book to be unexpected, instead of following the normal cliche way of introducing the story plot, this book started out of nowhere yknow what I mean? HAHAHA okay I don’t know what I’m talking about but this book is reaaally good. There’s romance too but the romance is just like the icing on the cake for this book.

But yeah, holy crap this book is gooood. And if y’all don’t believe me, there are other raving reviews about this book. So read it!

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Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Review: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Posted August 19, 2016 in review / 1 Comment

Outrun the Moon kinda took me by surprise because I wasn’t expecting myself to like it so much. Truth be told, I never really was interested in this book because it was set in 1906, and usually, most of the books that I’ve read, the authors tend to mess up those years with 2016 slangs and that made them cringe-worthy. BUT this book was amazing, truly amazing. I fell in love with Mercy at first read, because she was everything I wanted to be if I was born in the 1800s when women were looked down upon. She was strong-willed, […]

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DNF Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

DNF Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Posted May 10, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

These days I rarely type out long reviews for those books that I DNF-ed, but this book is special. I’m sure we’ve all heard of John Green, and I have to admit that as much as I love this dude (hey, Liverpool fan!), I do think that his books are a tad bit overrated. I’m sorry, that’s my personal opinion. But anyway, this book isn’t to bash him or whatever. I just wanted to clarify some mistakes, I guess you could say that, that were inside this book. They’re actually my reasons for DNF-ing this book. One of the reasons were the […]

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Review: The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

Review: The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
Posted April 5, 2016 in review / 2 Comments

Okay, truth be told, I actually do not like Eadlyn at the start, because she struck me as bratty and spoiled, so unlike America. America was different in the way that she was strong and brave, and so-not-entitled. Eadlyn, on the other hand, was super entitled, thinking only for herself. She also had a very strong sense of independence and pretty much has something against guys. Like, she really really hates the Selection. For some reason though, my annoyance at Eadlyn kinda faded away after awhile because the side characters made up for it. America, Maxon and even her siblings, […]

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Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
Posted March 23, 2016 in review / 4 Comments

I should have listened to everyone years ago when they told me to read this book, because daaaamn, it’s really really good. I don’t think that this was a retelling, nope I don’t think so, but there were definitely stories that we’re more likely to be familiar with, such as The Midsummer’s Night Dream, Puck, the Seelie Court and more. Basically, all these worlds came from what we believe in. Our imaginations. Our nightmares. Like the monsters under the bed, and such. I find the whole concept behind this book seriously fascinating. And then main character, Meghan Chase, was pretty kickass for […]