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Stalking Jack the Ripper❮KINDLE❯ ❁ Stalking Jack the Ripper Author Kerri Maniscalco – Varanus.us This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BBUIURCPresented by James Patterson s new children s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an une This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN BBUIURCPresented by James Stalking Jack Epub / Patterson s new children s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood chilling conclusionSeventeen 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 lifeAgainst 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 worldThe story s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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    Stalking Jack the Ripper MOBI µ Stalking Jack Epub / conclusionSeventeen 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 lifeAgainst 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 worldThe story s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget."/>
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    Two words.Thomas Cresswell.Alright, of course there will bewords, I just needed to give you a proper motivation to grab this extraordinary book, and an obnoxiously yet damnably brilliant British boy seemed like a good idea Now that I have your attention, let s move on, shall weOne taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss WadsworthJack the Ripper.The Whitechapel Murderer Leather Apron Whatever you call him, he s still the same a monster that lingered in the shadows, ba Two words.Thomas Cresswell.Alright, of course there will bewords, I just needed to give you a proper motivation to grab this extraordinary book, and an obnoxiously yet damnably brilliant British boy seemed like a good idea Now that I have your attention, let s move on, shall weOne taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss WadsworthJack the Ripper.The Whitechapel Murderer Leather Apron Whatever you call him, he s still the same a monster that lingered in the shadows, bathed in blood and gore and terrorized London with his brutality and depravity There are numerous theories about his identity, but none of them was confirmed And so, Kerri Maniscalco crafted her own tale A tale of heroes and villainsThere s nothing better than a little danger dashed with some romanceAudrey Rose Wadsworth was not a proper lady She chose science over blind faith, and spent her afternoons cutting up dead bodies rather than taking her tea with actual proper ladies, discussing eligible bachelors and gowns Her dark curiosity was never satisfied, so she cut and stitched and cut and stitched, until one day the mutilated body of a prostitute shook her to the core And it was not the last Assisted by an insufferable mortuary student, she made the solution of these horrible crimes her top priority, while her family was falling apart and Jack the Ripper was always one step ahead, solidifying his reign of terror But sometimes answers can dodamage than goodFear is a hungry beast Theyou feed it, theit growsStalking Jack the Ripper was macabre Gruesome Ghastly.Morbidly fascinating.The descriptions could be so graphic, that bile rised up my throat The ambience so eerie, I couldn t suppress my shivers The mystery so tangible, my heart bet frantically in my chest Kerri Maniscalco s palette contained gloomy colours, grey for the mist that covered London, black for the shadows that hid the Ripper s work, mixed with crimson red, for all the blood that was spilled And in the middle of this canvas of death were two young forensic students, a boy and a girl, whose skills and wit would make Sherlock Holmes and Watson proud SourceWadsworth A girl determined to be both pretty and fierce, a girl that fought for what she wanted, sick of the stereotypes against women and eager to prove them wrong And while I couldn t help but admire her for her spirit, I did get angry at her a couple of times I should hate to be judgemental, but why why why was she so reckless and impulsive When there is a serial killer on the loose, who targets women and his savagery is unprecedented, you don t leave your house late at night, lurking near the sight of the murders, based on the belief that he won t attack you.Cresswell A rich young man, cold and distant when it comes to murders and corpses, but with a fire burning within him that awaits for the moment to be ignited His replies are always witty and sarcastic, he is aware of his marvelous deduction skills and vast knowledge, and this makes him arrogant, but he is caring, and loyal, and I am so smitten it s ridiculousWithout lifting his head from his own journal, he said, Not having any luck figuring me out, then Don t worry, you ll get better with practice And, yes he grinned wickedly, eyes fixed on his paper you ll still fancy me tomorrow no matter how much you wish otherwise I m unpredictable, and you adore it Just as I cannot wrap my massive brain around the equation of you and yet adore itGet a spoon because I am a puddle of goo Wadsworth and Cresswell are always bickering, driving each other crazy, and the attraction between them turns slowly into something deeper that does funny things to your stomach which is pleasant after all the ugly things the body parts and fluids have done to said delicate stomach , while the tension sets you on fireI don t blame you, I am rather attractive The tall, dark hero of your dreams, swooping in to save you with my vast intellect You should accept my hand at onceStalking Jack the Ripper is a superb debut, and I am all too eager to read the next adventures of Wadsworth and Cresswell Great job, Kerri Maniscalco Instagram Twitter Facebook BookNest


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    This is the first book I ve really enjoyed reading after my horrid book slump and I LOVED it I needof Kerri s writing in my life, especially with her amazing characters like bloody Jack


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    my full review of this sexist book in feminist clothing is now up on my blog m still mad, if you couldn t tell If you opened up a PDF of this book and control F searched it for the phrase kind of girl, your computer would explode Or suddenly bypass decades of hypothesized technological progress and instantly become cognizant and emotional, developing the ability to feel just so it could ask you, personally, why the author of this book though my full review of this sexist book in feminist clothing is now up on my blog m still mad, if you couldn t tell If you opened up a PDF of this book and control F searched it for the phrase kind of girl, your computer would explode Or suddenly bypass decades of hypothesized technological progress and instantly become cognizant and emotional, developing the ability to feel just so it could ask you, personally, why the author of this book thought she could possibly write anything remotely empowering to women while taking down women at large at every turn.This book is so bad and so unfeminist it could cause the singularity.Here are the main ways this book is bad 1 IT S SEXISTThis whole thing posits itself as if it were a confection baked in a feminist bakery An equality cupcake with empowerment frosting and the death of misogyny on top It is, after all, a revisionist history in which we all get to pretend that a girl a girl Named Audrey Rose was pivotal in the solving of the Jack the Ripper case and please ignore the part where that case isn t actually solved , and also that girl is a mortician living a secret life Because she s rich And respected And the whole thing should be so deliciously contrary to gender roles and also dead body y and we get to have a great, corpsey time This is what I wanted.If you ve ever read one of my reviews before, this is where you get worried If you weren t already worried when you saw that sweet sweet one star rating Because I never, never, NEVER get what I want from books And true to form, this book took one look at my hopes and dreams and asked Oh, are these your expectations And then when I nodded excitedly, it ate them.Or something.Clearly, and for so many reasons we ll get into later, this author has no f cking idea how to write a powerful female character Instead, she has to resort to tearing down other girls to make her value brand spoiled brat of a wannabe badass seem strong Here are some examples.Instead of writing a character who isfocused on her work dreams achievements family friends the scene outside her window the history of umbrellas weekly school board meetings ostriches than the cute boy nearby, she writesI was thankful I wasn t the kind of girl to lose my mind over a handsome facePity that all that internalized sexism was for naught anyway, considering our lovely protagonist spends the entire f cking book losing her mind over that exact handsome face.Instead of writing a powerful, brave, unrelenting narrator who doesn t give up when the going gets tough, she writesI wasn t the sort of girl who backed downImportant clarification, considering how many girls I encounter every day who just seem to do NOTHING but back down They relish it Classic girls, am I right Weak fools.And instead of writingactually, you know what, I don t even know This line is so completely useless from a characterization standpoint, or any standpoint of any kind, that I have actually no idea what the author was going for I ll just type it here and see if you have any guessesI enjoyed applying makeup as any girl my age would, only I did so with a lighter handSonot only some fun generalizations about girls, but also some makeup shaming Ah, we have fun.But let s not deprive ourselves of discussing everyone s favorite insufferable brat.2 THE MAIN CHARACTER IS TERRIBLESomething that tends to be true about every book is that you spend a lot of time with the main character Sometimes this is pleasant sometimes it is whatever sometimes it is less than ideal Rarely is it a continual, never ending process of irritation and profound suffering.That last scenario is what we get here, with our dear Audrey Rose And first off, I have to say I know that Audrey is like an ancient name and everything, but Audrey Rose reads muchlike John Green character than nineteenth century girl of title Here s my Audrey Rose impression I am powerful and fearless Everyone underestimates me I am not like other girls who cannot even use a knife at a tea party Oh, what s that A mildly scary or gruesome thing faints immediately I would estimate that 57% of that is directly from the text.Also, we are reading about pretty touchy stuff here These are real life murder victims, real women who were often just minding their business and living their lives best they could when they were brutally attacked in their own neighborhoods This is sad even almost 150 years later, and our protagonist is reacting in real time So she should be stricken.Should be.Instead, this girl will be like This is the saddest thing that has ever happened We should pay undying respect on one page, and then be crackin jokes and comparing her dumbass problems I have a curfew My brother doesn t get me to those of brutal murder victims on the next We stan consistency and compassion.She has zero common sense, very little personality outside of the comparisons to other girls, and a whole lot of entitlement She jumps right into situations she knows nothing about and screws everything up, always, all the time Everything she does on this case is sheer luck between moments of making dizzying eye contact with the hot guy she works with.Speaking of which.3 HOW IS THE ROMANCE SO TERRIBLE I don t have much to say beyond that category title, really How is this so bad There is no chemistry There is no slow burn, or rooting for the characters, or any real hate to love outside of some surface level attempts at cashing in on America s favorite trope The characters spend the whole time being separately insufferable and at occasional moments coming together to combine their insufferableness into one insufferable mountain of insufferability The number one reason I don t think I can continue with this series is my awareness that I will be expected to root for these two buffoons to mash their faces together.4 THE OTHER BUFFOONI also and it brings me no joy to say this cannot stand Thomas.I don t think he s quirky, or smart, or funny I find him neither lovable nor charming nor interesting He does not live up to the descriptors swoon worthy or book boyfriend material He is an inconsistently characterized mishmash of every fictional crush clich from whatever Cole Sprouse is on Riverdale to Will Herondale, and it DOESN T WORK.He s annoying and omnipresent and condescending and mean and nonsensical I don t get why Audrey Rose likes him, and I especially don t understand why he likes her.Everything about this book feels like an evil factory took every piece of content that s Popular With The Teens and blended it into this unholy smoothie of suffering and unoriginality.5 IT S GREAT WHEN HISTORICAL FICTION IS HISTORICALLY INACCURATE, AND WHEN BOOKS WITH SCIENCE GET THE SCIENCE WRONGThe author has a big note at the end of the book explaining all the various ways she f cked up history while writing this book Which is very fun, I think, when writing historical fiction Why stay faithful in any way to history It s just historical, after all That author s note mostly, if not entirely, had to do with the ways she messed with the Jack the Ripper case itself Kind of insane, considering that s what this entire book centers around, but whatever It s not my biggest qualm.That would be the fact that while reading this, I, a person who has not taken a history class in three or so years, would occasionally think Hm That doesn t sound right and Google Or sometimes I, a person who has hated science for her entire life, would think, Huh Not sure if that s scientifically accurate and do some light research.And it would turn out the person who wrote this book, who ostensibly did extensive studying on the late nineteenth century, and at least a little on science and anatomy, considering her protagonist was into bothwould have made what we call an oopsie.Here are a few of the things I just happened to Google that were in some way misrepresented in the book Extra details included if I remember them photography the technology just wasn t at the level it s presented as, and this is one I m confident about, considering I was in a history of photography class at the time I was reading this exposure immunity as a concept cross contamination as a concept popularity of the Petri dish it existed but was not in common use contagiousness of leprosy scabs late in the illness leprosy isn t really contagious like that transplants the first successful one was in 1954, nearly 70 years after the events of this book popularity of cigarettes use wasn t widespread in the West until the 20th century the concept of medication for mental illness the idea that someone would think, in the 19th century, that someone s salvation from his mental illness would come in the form of tonics working on his physiology is just absurd Even if it s coming from our protagonist, who we re supposed to believe without evidence is brilliant This book is so careless that it s impossible for me to care about it.6 VERY, VERY, VERY POORLY WRITTENThis is not very well written Which is fine, in some ways it s a debut, after all However, there s something about trying to write in an old timey style that just ties some authors up in knots Let s explore some of those knotsConsequences come with a high cost, somethan othersUhconsequences ARE that high cost You re talking about the consequencesof consequencesIf only there were a way to cure life s most fatal disease DeathSo, in other words If only there were a way to cure life s most death causing disease Death OBVIOUSLY DEATH IS FATAL IT S DEATHJack was coming undone, it seemedHuh Really You mean that guy who s been murdering women and cutting their organs out That dude He always seemed pretty mentally sound to me.Also, at one point, a character says Uh huh You know The way rich British people in the late nineteenth century famously talked.7 BAD PLOT VERY BADLike a middling episode of a value brand version of CSI, we spend this whole book following our intrepid cast as they think they ve cracked the case, and are wrong And then wait no actually now they ve got it Oh wait scratch that, they re wrong And then third time s the charm we got this you guys we got him We know it And then they re wrong.And then the actual answer falls into their laps through no real sleuthing or skill of their own, and it was the ending you knew it d be for a long, long time.What plotline could besatisfying than that Bottom line This book was brutal And not in the fun, old timey murder way I expected pre reviewmy hobbies include having unpopular opinions sufferingreview to come currently reading updatesSPOOKY SEASON should I actually prioritize my schoolwork and other responsibilities, or should I push all of that off and ignore it so I can read this book during Halloween month sound off in the comments below spoiler alert I m irresponsible


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    The ShortActual rating 4.5 Perfect for fans of The Diviners by Libba Bray, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas, Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody or if you ve already read this and enjoyed it, you might like these Writing 4.5 starsCharacters 4.5 stars Plot 4 starsOriginality 5 stars All out of 5 stars The LongThis was sooo good I had heard such great things about this book, but knowing how mysteries are hit or miss with me, I was The ShortActual rating 4.5 Perfect for fans of The Diviners by Libba Bray, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas, Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody or if you ve already read this and enjoyed it, you might like these Writing 4.5 starsCharacters 4.5 stars Plot 4 starsOriginality 5 stars All out of 5 stars The LongThis was sooo good I had heard such great things about this book, but knowing how mysteries are hit or miss with me, I was extremely skeptical What I expected A romance heavy mystery where I would be able to tell who was the culprit after one chapter at most.What I got A scientific approach to the infamous whodunnit story of Jack the Ripper, featuring a strong heroine with a deep dedication to her forensic studies, constantly challenging what society deems is proper With just the right amount of romance, of course I listened to the audiobook, which was awesome I ve already started the 2nd one Despite the fact that I went the audiobook route, I still looked at the photos scattered throughout the story They really enhanced the reading experience, making it feel like I was gathering bits of evidence alongside Audrey Rose as the story goes on The forensics that went into this story are where I believe it really stands out As previously mentioned, I m not a huge mystery fan so I don t have much authority on the matter, but this was one of the most unique YA mysteries I ve ever read You can tell the author took care not only to research her subject, Jack the Ripper, but also the nature of forensics as a whole The anatomical descriptions painted grotesque pictures in my mind, bringing the victims mutilated state to life please forgive the terrible pun but I am weak willed in the face of bad jokes Audrey Rose s position as a young woman in the Victorian era was an important aspect of the story as well As a proper high society female, she is constantly underestimated and disrespected but she does not let circumstances limit her She constantly questions why she, as a female, isn t thought to be as capable as her male counterparts and as such, always strives to prove said counterparts wrong This isn t necessarily uncommon in YA, but this case was unique because it was a situation of the female outwitting her opponents not in a battle or political sense, but rather in terms of her intelligence, scientifically Her fight to be able to be educated in her Uncle s classroom shows how important knowledge is to her and she proves, time and time again, that it is her most lethal weapon The murder mystery kept me guessing the whole time I m not terribly good at figuring out whodunnit mysteries, so keep that in mind, but I felt like the twists and turns this story took were not easily anticipated If I have one complaint, it s that it dragged a tiny bit at points But it wasn t unbearably so This kept me on the edge of my seat and made for a perfectly spooky Halloween read If you re looking for a good book to pick up this October, give this one a chance, I think it will surprise you


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    ah, here it is, the first one star of the year womp womp if you want a fluffy, historically inaccurate romp through 1888 london that is the kidz bop version of the ripper s notorious crimes, read this book i guessin it u will find 1 anachronistic fake feminism doled out by audrey i m not like other girls rose, the only capable female character in this book that is supposedly full of girl power 2 an annoying love interest who is a clear sherlock holmes ripoff 3 an apparent lack of kno ah, here it is, the first one star of the year womp womp if you want a fluffy, historically inaccurate romp through 1888 london that is the kidz bop version of the ripper s notorious crimes, read this book i guessin it u will find 1 anachronistic fake feminism doled out by audrey i m not like other girls rose, the only capable female character in this book that is supposedly full of girl power 2 an annoying love interest who is a clear sherlock holmes ripoff 3 an apparent lack of knowledge surrounding the 19th century and the serial killer that the book is named after4 a killer whose identity is ridiculously obvious the first time they walk on page, and while i love the self esteem boost that solving a twist provides, if you ve ever read literally any thriller in your life you WILL guess who jack the ripper is and it WILL be disappointing


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    Damn it all If every time I decided to have a snack, I picked up this book and it would be at a morbidly, graphic part of the book Hence, said snacking ceased to exist There were parts of the book that were a tad boring but overall I think it was great There are also pictures through out the book I might add some later Audrey works with her uncle cutting up cadavers and doing gross stuff they do with trying to find out causes of death and what have you Thomas is also a student that is l Damn it all If every time I decided to have a snack, I picked up this book and it would be at a morbidly, graphic part of the book Hence, said snacking ceased to exist There were parts of the book that were a tad boring but overall I think it was great There are also pictures through out the book I might add some later Audrey works with her uncle cutting up cadavers and doing gross stuff they do with trying to find out causes of death and what have you Thomas is also a student that is learning as well They both get caught up on trying to find out who Jack The Ripper was as one of the girls worked as a servant at Audrey s home I think she was there for like a day, but still Then it became a thing for Audrey and Thomas to find this mad man to stop the killings And I knew who the Ripper was in the first few chapters The author added some things to try to make you think it was someone else BUT.I liked Audrey s uncle even though he was a bit nutty Thomas grew on me Audrey got on my nerves from time to time Audrey s dad was nice but had a lot of sadness And Audrey s brother, Nathaniel, I crushed on for a bit there He wasn t in the book much but still The ending was completely sad and I really loved the way the author set it up I have read other Ripper books whose ending was a big let down The end of this book was sad AND morbid The end, end was sweet and leads us into the next book Yessssssss Mel MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List


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    Lord help the girl he set those eyes for good His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming I was thankful I wasn t the the kind of girl to lose my mind over a handsome faceI originally gave this two stars, but theI thought about it, thepissed off I felt Stalking Jack the Ripper is what happens if you drop a girl with 21st century feminist ideas in the Victorian era Everything about Audrey Rose, from her speech to her actions, screams 2016I had no idLord help the girl he set those eyes for good His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming I was thankful I wasn t the the kind of girl to lose my mind over a handsome faceI originally gave this two stars, but theI thought about it, thepissed off I felt Stalking Jack the Ripper is what happens if you drop a girl with 21st century feminist ideas in the Victorian era Everything about Audrey Rose, from her speech to her actions, screams 2016I had no idea my innards were composed of cotton and kittens, while yours were filled with steel and steam driven partsNotice I put quotation marks around feminist Because this book is not feminist Sure, it sells itself as such with a headstrong heroine with a smart mouth and an obsession with the macabre which I enjoyed, to its credit , but it s lazy feminism It s Julie Kagawa feminism or Kristin Cashore feminism Audrey Rose is the only capable woman in the book Everyone else is either on Team Evil, like her stuffy aunt and the sharp tongued girls who only dream of serving their husband at the tea party, or utterly forgettable like her cousin I finished this book this afternoon and I can t even recall her name That s how insubstantial she is Just know that she s the Fun Best Friend, the kind that likes gossiping, clothes and sneaking off to make out with boys In contrast, the men play much bigger roles There s Thomas Cresswell, her brother Nathaniel, her father, her uncle, the policeman, and the psychic who s wearing a baggy shirt with the words, Fucking huge plot device on it They all play crucial roles in the narrative, and not just as a murdered prostitute By casting Audrey Rose against this background of intelligent useful men and unmemorable worthless women, you re basically saying, She s not like other girls She s as good as a man, which I don t need to tell you is incredibly insulting Why must value be measured in masculine terms Why can t a woman be brilliant alongside a bunch of sisters from other misters who are also brilliant I m planning to write my MPhil English thesis on this topic and it gets me all fired up when other women have to be shoved down in order for the protagonist to rise, rise to hallowed hall of men and their power pyramid, where she s congratulated for not being part of that weak sex It would have so cool if Audrey Rose cracked the case by interviewing prostitutes, lower class women, etc and then using that information that s usually deemed trivial by men Everything happens too conveniently for her I have never seen her use an ounce of the logic and intelligence she claims to possesses She stumbles onto clue after clue like a kid hunting for gumballs in a candy shop It s eveninfuriating considering she constantly waxes on about how able she is and how society is keeping her in chains, but it s men who helps her at every turn view spoiler I wanted Thomas to be the Ripper It would have been aoriginal ending with huge emotional whammy If you added in the stuff with the women, it would ve been amazing I know a lot of reviewers love him, but I found him to be eye rollingly generic His wisecracks don t feel real And there s a scene where Audrey realizes his emotionless, callous exterior is to mask some childhood torment and I guffawed so hard, I choked on my spit It is the ultimate proof of how lazy this story is Even the love interest doesn t get an original backstory hide spoiler I have huge problems with Audrey Rose s mom being Indian with honey colored skin too Colonialism is a sensitive topic and it s not treated with enough respect in this narrative Am I surprised at this point No Audrey Rose eats naan at a circus, recounts memories of saris, and that s all we get from her heritage It s like this white girl who is 1 16 Native American going around, proudly announcing her roots and how she can t possibly be racist, and maybe wearing a Tiger Lily costume for Halloween It s disrespectful and poorly conceptualized.I understand this is going to be a series with twobooks Maybe it ll redeem itself But I m not wasting anytime and money on this series


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    4.45 5 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf Quick statement the title feels both puerile and scary at the same time and I don t know what do make out of this information.But still.Aren t y all living for the macabre Because I kind of do sometimes and it actually disturbs methan it should but how can I come across a title likeStalking Jack the Ripperand don t go okay, I need to read that just because.I wasn t completely sure what was I expecting from this book when I fi 4.45 5 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf Quick statement the title feels both puerile and scary at the same time and I don t know what do make out of this information.But still.Aren t y all living for the macabre Because I kind of do sometimes and it actually disturbs methan it should but how can I come across a title likeStalking Jack the Ripperand don t go okay, I need to read that just because.I wasn t completely sure what was I expecting from this book when I first started it I mean, my curiosity was totally aroused but it felt weird to be reading such a thing.I kind of lived in prejudice my whole life so I m always going to judge my own actions like there were someone else s And this was the case with this book but hear me out it has a childish vibe that I wasn t sure my almost adult brain would approve of, despite the fact that was definitely gory.It actually started gory and it caught me off guard But you know what I enjoyed it very much overall and if I enjoyed it then to hell with everything It deserves my praiseFear is a hungry beast Theyou feed it, theit grows Jack the Ripper is a well known figure in the history of maniacal murderers At some degree, everyone has heard at least partially about him Which is terribly terrifying, if you ask me.I am not really well suited to dig in scientific facts about what caused this man to go cuckoo bird But I can tell you this some people are monsters and that s that.I am pretty impressed with Kerri Maniscalco s idea of taking the story of this dirty monster and twisting it into a bestseller that is not totally absurd I mean, she does give a shine to it, if you think better of it I, for instance, would have never been so brave to turn the story of a murderer into something sick and enjoyable at once It s like she made up a whole new reality for the psycho and that s kinda neatMonsters were supposed to be scary and ugly They weren t supposed to hide behind friendly smiles and well trimmed hair Yet another neat experience in this book the documentation.I admire well informed people and I am a fan of accuracy, so when facing a book that demands both scientific and historical documentation and accuracy I wake up the little old woman inside me ready to argue anything badly placed But as far as I am concerned, the anatomical aspect of the novel is very accurate and even though the historical timeline has suffered some adjustments, as long as it fell well into place I am not complaining about anything.I could give a whole star only for the pictures placed at the beginning of every chapter They were real pictures of sickly interesting things and I loved them and the idea of placing them there.Also, very important here I felt like the book was a weird combination of Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein and the story of Jack the Ripper that fell in places pretty well It s like all the things that make my brain go psycho met for coffee, it s amazing.Audrey Rose Wadsworth is kind of a girlish tomboy, if that makes any sense at all But this is how she is and she is great that way She s smart, she s beautiful and she has a deep fascination for the macabre, which is such a wrong thing for a young lady like her Bullshit But that s how the society thinks in order to keep her wifey and disciplined What s therethan knowing how to dress for a proper royal tea party Oh, yes, only knowing how to stitch the perfect handkerchief, of course double bullshitI was determined to be both pretty and fierce, as Mother had said I could be Just because I was interested in a man s job didn t mean I had to give up being girly Who defined those roles anyhow Audrey Rose hates being told what to do She feels very rebellious And I like that about her A sister can do what a sister wants to do and there s nothing wrong with it And the smug heartthrob that Thomas Cresswell is sees this and encourages her to go wild And I m living for this.Thomas is another male character I ve recently fallen in love with and at this point I just have them coming like that He has a huge sexy brain, an equally huge but less sexy ego and a huge and even kind of sexier shamefulness, which me likes He s also terribly cheeky but gentle at the same time How can one not add him to the never ending book love interest list His relationship with Audrey Rose is definitely a slow burn and I love it, especially because it is sprinkled from time to time with the shameless flirting Thomas inflicts on Audrey Rose and also with a candid type of falling in love from both of them They re totally preciousWhy don t you talk to me about what s really troubling you What emotional dilemma needs sorting out He patted his legs Sit here and I ll rock you gently until you or I or both fall asleep Also, romance and all aside, if you think that you have guessed who s behind all the murdering stuff then there is a high chance that you might be wrong Just sayin.I mean, I was so sure that I knew who the killer is just for me to get rubbed in the face by the fact that I wasn t actually paying attention to the details in order to see the big picture clearly I haven t guessed the killer and I had all the facts right in front of my eyes.Kerri Maniscalco really let me feverishly believe I was a smart ass and then struck me down with my own stupidity Ugh, that was a genius move against me, actually.What can I sayI am super impressed with this first book and I mean it I didn t think it was going to make me enjoy it so It even gave me time to analyse other amazing facts hidden in there like theor less obvious female empowerment scenes and passages or witnessing a bit of a young girl s anarchy against patriarchyNo man has invented a corset for our brains Let them think they rule the world It s a queen who sits on that throne It really felt like this book s essence And I loved and appreciate it.All in all, what a great book it was for me.Any thoughts on it you might have, I am here to read them I ll give this a chance.Book styled


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    DNF after 5 chapters Loved the beginning, which has the heroine literally up to her elbows with a cadaver in an autopsy room But the deliberate visceral appeal of those types of scenes, reminiscent of THE MADMAN S DAUGHTER, are hampered by thin romantic beginnings, mannered dialogue, and an anachronistic hammering of modern feminist attitudes Since people love to kneejerk complain over observations like the last one, I ll spell it out clearly for the trolls in simple language view spoiler DNF after 5 chapters Loved the beginning, which has the heroine literally up to her elbows with a cadaver in an autopsy room But the deliberate visceral appeal of those types of scenes, reminiscent of THE MADMAN S DAUGHTER, are hampered by thin romantic beginnings, mannered dialogue, and an anachronistic hammering of modern feminist attitudes Since people love to kneejerk complain over observations like the last one, I ll spell it out clearly for the trolls in simple language view spoiler Recycled from previous reviews, but hey, I m tired and I m not paid for this hide spoiler FEMINISM GOOD HAMMERING BAD To build a convincing historical world and heroine, you must acknowledge the s and manners of the time if you are to subvert them See MY LADY JANE, A TASTE FOR MONSTERS, The Infernal Devices series, and yes, THE MADMAN S DAUGHTER for just a few examples of heroines who defy society without seeming like girls from the year 2016 conveniently transported to another time We get it You re not like other 19th century girls


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    Fear is a hungry beast Theyou feed it, theit grows Okay, let s start this review with a little bit of background knowledge I gathered before I read the actual book and take it from there As always I got aware of Stalking Jack the Ripper because so many of my friends on here read it and thus it was all over my feed It doesn t take much to figure that I wasn t only intrigued by the promise but also by the idea behind the book I mean who isn t curious about Jack the RipperFear is a hungry beast Theyou feed it, theit grows Okay, let s start this review with a little bit of background knowledge I gathered before I read the actual book and take it from there As always I got aware of Stalking Jack the Ripper because so many of my friends on here read it and thus it was all over my feed It doesn t take much to figure that I wasn t only intrigued by the promise but also by the idea behind the book I mean who isn t curious about Jack the Ripper It s THE unsolved mystery everyone knows about and people s theories about his true identity are still running wild So of course I wanted to jump that hype train and see where this was heading Truth be told, the reviews about this book are rather mixed and by discovering the controversial opinions of other bloggers I couldn t help but find out what this means for me Did I enjoy the book Yes, I did Was it what I expected Well, yeah pretty much Did I find out who the culprit was Yep, I think it wasn t that hard to deduce, but I still enjoyed reading about Audrey Rose s and Thomas s musings I guess what it ultimately boils down to is the expectations you have when you start reading this book If you want to be entertained and like slow paced stories that animate you to think, if you enjoy fictional books that are built on real evidence, if you dig two characters that are like cat and mouse Stalking Jack the Ripper will most certainly be the right book for you If you dislike male leads that are self assured and always voice their dirty thoughts , if you don t like the idea of modern day feminism in a historical fiction book, if you re no huge fan of knowing the OTP right from the start and if you ve read or seen too many whodunnits and are an observant person you might not enjoy this though Okay, admittedly I knew who the killer was pretty early on in the book, but since I mostly fall into the first category I found myself enjoying the book P Also Thomas Cresswell Honestly, I can t resist a sexy Sherlock Holmes ever since I saw the movies with Robert Downey Jr and discovered the series with Benedict Cumberbatch drools And before I continue to rave about dear Mr Cresswell heaven knows he s already way too cocksure of himself I ll head right into my characters section PThe characters Welcome to Whitechapel, where robbers, pickpockets and one particular murderer roam the streets at night If you don t want to end up against a wall either robbed or spoiled out of your mind you better don t continue this venture into the unknown This is a fair warning, you better heed it P Audrey RoseMy hands fisted at my sides I refused, absolutely refused to let this cruel treatment of a woman stand I d do everything in my power to solve this case for Miss Nichols And for any other voiceless girl or woman society ignored I m going to be honest here Audrey Rose wasn t as brilliant as I expected her to be but she was likeable enough lol Okay, that doesn t sound like I was all too persuaded by her, but I guess I just read way too many YA books and most of the heroines follow the same pattern I liked that she had a rather unconventional hobby and was so fascinated by the human body and I ve to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed how she handled Thomas and her father XD Still, she was rather stereotypical and I hope that her character will getunique as the series proceeds There s still room for improvement and I genuinely hope that Kerri Maniscalco will use the rest of the series in order to develop Audrey Rose s character As far as I know this was her debut though so I m quite confident that she ll make it work POne needn t be strong in only physical matters a strong mind and will were fierce to behold as well While it wasn t something I relished, it was the hard truth I was a young girl growing up in a world run by old men I d pick and choose my battles wisely Thomas CresswellGolden brown eyes were perfectly set into an angular face, as if Leonardo da Vinci had painted him himself If only my lashes were as luxuriant His chin was squared, giving him a look of steadfast determination Even his nose was thin and regal, giving an air of alertness to his every expression If he weren t so infuriatingly aware of his own intelligence, he d be quite attractive, I supposed Entrance The irresistible love interest P Honestly, it s almost impossible not to like Thomas At least not if you ve a weakness for obnoxious, presumptuous, complacent, cocksure, smug and irritating men like him Which I obviously do lol I loved the arrogant Sherlock Holmes vibe I got from him and I really enjoyed the way he thought Not saying I m a Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot myself, but I tend to be very observant as well and I like to think outside of the box so we definitely seem to have that in common Plus that sass and his audacity I loved it It kind of reminded me of myself after all my blog is named The Sassy Library Fox for a reason P and so I could relate to him Cheeky, brilliant bastard 333 I wantof him and can t wait to read the next book, especially because I m sure that there s a very intriguing backstory to discoverWhy don t you talk to me about what s really troubling you What emotional dilemma needs sorting out He patted his legs Sit here and I ll rock you gently until you or I or both fall asleep Ah There s something about you saying my name that sounds like a blessed curse, he said If you can work up a good hand gesture to go along with it, that d be exceptionalUncle JonathanI stole a glance at him, but his gaze was fixed hungrily on the corpse At times the darkness in his eyes terrified methan the dead we butchered Uncle Johnathan definitely had a creepy vibe about him but I don t blame him for being so curious and totally absorbed by his passion It was obvious that he lived and breathed his profession or should I rather say his calling Despite everything I never suspected him to be Jack the Ripper though Unfortunately the same couldn t be said for the police and I was really sorry for him when he ended up in that asylum I m sure there sto Uncle Jonathan s story as well and once again I hope that Kerri Maniscalco will explore it in one of the next books Cousin LizaWield your assets like a blade, Cousin No man has invented a corset for our brains Let them think they rule the world It s a queen who sits on that throne Never forget that There s no reason you can t wear a simple frock to work, then don the finest gown and dance the night away But only if it pleases you I really liked her cousin Liza and I wish we would have gottenof her I kind of admired how she found a balance between what society expected of her and what she truly believed and thought With a mother like hers this couldn t have been easy but she was clever enough to play along with her mother s views and not to defy her outright Something that can t be said for Audrey Rose and the way she dealt with her father lol This said Liza s approach was waydiplomatic and skilful, which automatically caused her to be in my good books XD Can we please getLiza in Hunting Prince Dracula Superintendent Blackburn Blackburn walked around his desk, dropping into the chair behind it and rubbing his eyes Perhaps running the estate as my father had wanted isn t such a bad idea I can handle a vast amount, but this is a bit much How horrid can a life of leisure and politics beI know he was supposed to be some sort of antagonist but I somehow started to like him Haha I mean alone that quote above lol He respects Audrey Rose and her work and even though his way to court her was totally wrong he still made an effort which isthan can be said for other men during that time I think he might beLiza s calibre though so I d totally ship those two if they d meet one day 3 As for now he was a nice addition to the cast and I m sure he has his own interesting story to tell The relationships ships Audrey Rose Thomas Without lifting his head from his own journal, he said, Not having any luck figuring me out, then Don t worry, you ll get better with practice And, yes he grinned wickedly, eyes fixed on his paper you ll still fancy me tomorrow no matter how much you wish otherwise I m unpredictable, and you adore it Just as I cannot wrap my massive brain around the equation of you and yet adore it I just loved Thomas unapologetic and unashamed flirting with Audrey Rose lol There s a man that knows what he wants and I m sure she captured his interest way earlier than we see in the book In fact I m pretty certain that she s been on his radar for months already and the fact that he instantly knew who she was and worked with her uncle for quite a while indicates that this was no instalove At least not for him, which was truly refreshing Also did anyone else die when his composure finally crumpled and we got to see the real Thomas that s hiding behind his calculating mind Thomas totally losing his mind because he was afraid someone would harm Audrey Rose was one of the best things about this book 333 Yes, it s tropey, yes it s stereotypical but I still loved it lol Can t help it but I m weak for such boys XD Plus their easy banter was so amusing to read I might have known that those two would end up together from the very moment they met but it was still fun to watch it unfold and I m looking forward toof those moments and scenesHurry along, then, I said, grabbing my orchid and securing it safely in my journal I want to sit by the window Hmm What now I asked, losing patience I usually sit by the window You may have to sit in my lap If you d like to see me out of my breeches, simply ask, Wadsworth I mthan happy to accommodate you on that front ScoundrelI took a steadying breath Thomas was a complete wreck I gently touched his face, drawing his attention to me Thomas What I thought I was going to lose you He ran both hands through his hair, pacing away and coming back I saw blood I thought He d slit your throat I thought He covered his face with his hands, collecting himself for a few breaths, then fixed his attention on me, swallowing hard You must know what you mean to me Surely you must know how I feel about you, Audrey Rose The thought of losing you Audrey Rose her fatherI was unaware keeping abreast of the daily news was inappropriate Perhaps I shall spend my time, and your money, on new corsets to bind my will from my lips, I said sweetly Wearing something so constricting ought to tether my vocal cords nicely Wouldn t you agree Talk about a complicated and strenuous father daughter relationship Those two didn t give each other an inch and I could understand why _ Audrey Rose s father was still grieving for his wife and he obviously loved his daughter and wanted to keep her from harm Yet at the same time he being so strict pushed her away from him Thehe tried to keep her close theshe rebelled The things she said to him though lol I was like WOAH, GIRL O_o Still, I m glad they managed to sort things out in the end and that they got closer once again 3 I just hope their relationship will continue to be on a good terms in those next few books Also No surprise Thomas won her father over XD He watched out for his girl and saved her so which kind of father wouldn t approve of a boy like thatThose who deserve respect are given it freely If one must demand such a thing, he ll never truly command it I am your daughter, not your horse, sir Fear is a hungry beast Theyou feed it, theit grows My misguided intentions were good, but I m afraid they didn t turn out as I d planned He tapped his heart I thought by keeping you close, keeping you safe in our home, I could protect you from such monsters Audrey Rose her brother NathanielFather will go berserk if he discovers what you re really doing I fear his grasp on reality is most delicate these days His delusions are becoming worrisome I saw this coming from miles away and truth be told I already got suspicious about Nathaniel when he told Audrey Rose that he and his friends were trying to protect the citizens of London There s no better way to disguise your dark deeds than to claim that you re out at night in order to keep others safe Who would suspect a righteous person like that Except of me, of course lol When it comes down to the 3 most important questions it wasn t hard to deduce who was the murderer though You might call them the three w Who has a motive Who had a good alibi And who had the perfect opportunity It was way too easy to suspect Audrey Rose s uncle, Thomas or her father They were the obvious choices and so I didn t even suspect them Pity Audrey Rose didn t do the same She was so hung up on the idea of her father being Jack the Ripper that she didn t even see all those obvious signs Bless Thomas for keeping a cool head in her stead XD Also she loved her brother dearly and made the mistake of trusting him blindly Beginner s mistake P Still, I understand why she couldn t wrap her head around the idea of him being the murderer and it s always tough when it s your own family.Conclusion Stalking Jack the Ripper was a very entertaining and easy read Admittedly some of thegory details might not be for the faint hearted, being a scaredy fox myself I didn t think that it was all too bad though P If you like a little mystery, easy banter and a slow moving plot this might be the right book for you _________________________________Is it wise to start with a 7th book Nope Am I going to start it anyway Yes, yes, I am lol I need to get my reading groove on and hopefully Stalking Jack the Ripper will help.Things I want to find out 1 Is Audrey Rose really as brilliant as everyone claims her to be 2 Is the infamous Thomas Cresswell going to steal my heart 3 Will I really lose my appetite while reading some of thegory scenes 4 Am I going to find out who the culprit is Let s find an answer to all of those questions P

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