After reading Beloved, I decided to jump back into my comfort zone. I picked up Hunting Prince Dracula because it has been on my shelf for a year. I was hesitant to pick it up. I have read Stalking Jack the Ripper. While I enjoyed it I had a few problems with it.
After the events of Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas set out to Romania to go to a well known forensic school that just happens to be located in Dracula’s castle. While there, several murders happen making locals fear that Dracula is back from the grave. Audrey Rose and Thomas quickly get on the case and uncovers secrets hidden in the depths of the castle.
I am happy to report that I enjoyed this one so much more than the first. In the first one Audrey Rose annoyed me. She had the “I am not like other girls” trope and it was present on almost every page. Obviously she is not like other girls she is studying forensics in the Victorian era. Neither were common practices so it wasn’t necessary to be told that much. Thankfully it was more subtle in this one. Audrey Rose and Thomas both had much needed character growth. The mystery was also more complex. It is also set in December and has a very wintery atmosphere that is perfect to read right now. I look forward to picking up the next book in this series.