Stalking Jack the Ripper
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 l ...more
Alright, of course there will be more words, 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 we?
“One taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss Wadsworth.”
Jack 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 ...more
Actual 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 stars
Characters: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Originality: 5 stars
(All out of 5 stars)
This was sooo good! I had heard such great things about this book, but knowing how mysteries are hit or miss with me, I was ...more
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)[ ...more
"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 face."
I originally gave this two stars, but the more I thought about it, the more pissed 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 2016.
"I had no idea m...more
I think it’s time to formally call myself out on watching too many episodes of criminal minds. It’s rendered me far too angsty and it’s also become almost second nature for me to meet any stranger and think that I’ve uncovered the real identity of Jack the Ripper and that it’s probably them!!
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 le ...more
Audrey Rose does autopsies. On cadavers. This is obviously not generally considered acceptable for societal women in 1888. She is kind of not the most street smart person ever and keeps doing things that are completely lacking in common sense. I do not respect or lik ...more
By that I mean the last three pages warmed my heart while the previous three hundred chilled my bones.
Stalking Jack the Ripper was easily my most anticipated release of the second half of 2016. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I’m fascinated by the horrifying personage that was Jack the Ripper, but my curiosity (and disgust) cannot help but awake at the mention of him and his doings.
Kerri Maniscalco created very ‘‘human’’ characters in t ...more
“Wield 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.”
Who else was legitimately obsessed with all 56 Nancy Drew novels, all 21 Famous Five novels, and the 4 classic Sherlock Holmes novels growing up??? I had binoculars, monoculars, mag ...more
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i forgot to include the exclusive 1st chapter excerpt from SJTR book #2 (aka Hunting Prince Dracula) here!
review to come
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)
Wow okay this was super fun. I mean really - if you're in the market for YA Sherlock Holmes with a badass heroine and a super snarky (and charming) sidekick, definitely pick this up. I do have some mixed feelings about parts and I'll admit I skipped some chunks because ew, not for me. Some of the ending really rubbed me the wrong way, but you can see those details below in the spoiler tag.
Aubrey Rose is basically an unconventional female in her society. She's super into educat ...more
"Why must I either be docile and decent, or curious and wretched? I was a decent girl, even if I spent my spare time reading about science theories and dissecting the dead."
I loved how sarcastic, witty, and totally capable Audrey Rose was. Sometimes I get annoyed when it feels like a fiercely feminist character from modern times is forced ...more
Please, sir, do not value me so little!”
Did you ever wonder what it would be like living at the time when Jack the Ripper was roaming the streets of London?
And did you maybe think it would be awfully exciting to be part of the investigation?
Well, then this is the perfect book for you.
Audrey Rose was never the one for living under the rules of society.
Women can’t be a medical apprentice?
Women are only here to serve their husbands and be good wi ...more
*this review fills with minor spoiler. Read at your own risk.*
"Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark
flower. You needn't believe something weak because it appears deli-
cate. Show the world your bravery."
Wow. I'm so freaking disappointed with this book. Look, I didn't even have high expectation toward the book, because I know my expectations toward books often don't end up well. So I might as well not to expect anything, but the things is, it's really hard not to expe ...more
(view spoiler)[ Happy now, guys??! (hide spoiler)]
I felt like this book came out of nowhere and took everyone by surprise, I’m truly astonished.
Stalking Jack the Ripper is narrated by Audrey Rose, a seventeen-year old girl who comes from an affluent family during the late 1880’s. Despite the expectations suited for her by society and her father, Audrey Rose defies their regulations by sne ...more
Stalking Jack the Ripper is the first book in the series featuring young protagonist, Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her charming friend, Thomas Cresswell.
Audrey Rose is a great character, although at times a little flat, I liked the idea behind her. A young lady who doesn't buckle under the pressures of conventional society.
Audrey Rose wants to use her mind and more specifically, she wants to use it to study forensic medicine and thusly, crime. She apprentices with her Uncl ...more
Stalking Jack the Ripper follows Audrey Rose, a young student of forensic science as she attempts to uncover the identity of the infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper. I love everything about this book. I love the time period, the themes, I mean – science, murder, 1800s England, feminism, what’s not to love? The writing style is perfect. The whole concept of Jack the Ripper is so wildly fascinating it is impossible not to be invested. Audrey is A++++ narrator, and every character apa ...more
Tbh, I would have really liked it if wasn't fucking b00ring, predictable af and just so??? idk boring.
The mystery and the forensic science things didn't interest me which is probably why I was so bored.
Lowkey liked it because of the teasing, charming flirt Thomas Creswell and Audrey Rose speaking up against those sexi ...more
Not giving it 1 star because the idea had potential and tbh it might have gotten better if I'd continue to read. But I don't want to.
So I was pretty sure I knew who the Ripper was and I didn't want to continue so I skipped to the end and SURPRISE.... I was right. This was such a cheap "plot twist".
This book could've been really good if the love story wasn't this cringy and the love interest wasn't this fucking rude, unlikable and creepy. Seriously he is a ...more
Now I admit the book was super slow and boring in the middle and I was annoyed by that, and it's probably one of the most predictable books I've ever read in my entire life (I called it the minute the character appeared Oh Yeah) but you know what? I don't care one bit. I love the setting, I love the plot, I love the writing, I love the characters and I absolutely can't wait to read the next book!
Honestly if anyone's contempla ...more
When I saw the title of this book I just knew that I needed to read it. Books with an intriguing title and plot? There's no way I'm going to miss it. This book contains the topics I really want to delve into.
Jack the Ripper. Check.
London England. Check
Victorian Era. Check
Forensic Science. Check
1880's Culture. Check
That's why I really wanted to read this debut novel. The interesting and mind-twisitng plot successfully gripped my attention. It was gory, enlightening, horrify ...more
"Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.”
yeah so ,, this was incredibly disappointing for me and everyone should just go watch the buzzfeed unsolved episode instead BECAUSE SHANE AND RYAN NEVER LET ME DOWN LIKE THIS BOOK DID.
this book has so many issues all of which we will be going into later but the thing is, I probably could have overlooked them to some degree if this book was at least e ...more
✓ i knew it
✓ i fucking knew it
✓ someone pls give me an award
✓ i want it in the form of $$$ ok ? nothing else
✓ my ass would make a fine detective like who is sherlock holmes?
✓ jokes, i have nothing on sherlock holmes
✓ but i feel like i was almost at sherlock holmes level though
✓ never knew i'd guess it right
✓ makes me so angry that this guessing could've been really useful on tests
✓ also can i have thomas as my watson? instead plot twist : he's my lov ...more
Buddy-read with my colleague Dr. Katerina. If you need your heart cut out or, perhaps, lobotomy - we are humbly proposing our services to you.
There’s nothing better than a little danger dashed with some romance.
Okay, okay, I swear, I was going to start this review with a picture of human anatomy to prove you how serious this book is, and that a knife is not a child's toy (I am referring to the cover where a heroine holds the aforementioned knife rather seductively *whispers* She's even more hott
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Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where ...more