Escaping from Houdini
You've been warned.
I AM JUST GOING TO PRETEND THAT THIS BOOK NEVER HAPPENED.
I've never been this disappointed or frustrated because of a book. Escaping from Houdini was an insult to my emotions, my sanity, and the very heroes Kerri Maniscalco so lovingly created. It took a tremendous amount of effort to turn the pages, to witness the fall of the characters that always managed to put a smile on my face. My pulse accelerated and I wanted to throw things and ravage and scream and bur ...more
internet: cressworth wedding 2019!
me: they've known each other 4 months, AR just turned 17, Papa Wadsworth hasn't approved of them even dating yet, they've liked each other for two months, they've kissed 3 or 4 times, Thomas screwed up twice 2-3 weeks ago in HPD, but if you're suuuuure... #SJTR4 #murderbynumbers #happyfriday!
just a little Friday fun. hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with tons of spooky reads!! xoxo
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There were things I loved but also things that I hated, but I enjoyed it? I’ll talk it through more in my October wrap up!
#1: Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★★
#2: Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★★★
#3: Escaping From Houdini ★★★★★
Let me tell you guys, I have been dying to post this review! It’s been a few months since I read this one, but the publisher did request that I wait to post my thoughts until close to the book’s release, and naturally, I obliged. Now that I can finally gush freely with you all, I have to tell you that I adore this series. It is such a fun roller coaster of emotions and suspense, and I honestly think ...more
i love all things circus and carnival and illusions, so this book is right up my alley. i do wish houdini played a larger part in the plot, but i understand why he didnt. still, i really loved ...more
ill write something more thoughtful in the morning
i find it absolutely incredible that i can look at a cover and thing 'wow i want to marry that someday'
Let me start out by saying the book started off very well—we get some killing right away. But then a mysterious guy with a face mask who is the carnival's leader, Mephistopheles, comes into the picture. This is where our girl, Audrey Rose, starts getting a little ridiculous.
My favorite thing about this series has ...more
➵ Hunting Prince Dracula (#2) - ★★★★★
➵ Escaping from Houdini (#3) - ★★★★★
➵ Capturing the Devil (#4) - ★★★★★
[Credit: Kerri Maniscalco]
Raise your hand if you're glad they changed the dress color to blue! 🙋
[9/10/2019] - POP QUIZ! Anybody recognize this voice?
Nope! It's spelled "mephistopheles" I TOLD YOU I SUCK AT SPELLING.
My notes from the second re-read:
1) Thomas is my spirit animal.
2) The first time, the love triangle ...more
I’m just so disappointed with Audrey Rose. In the last book, she was frustrating, but at the end of the day, I admired her perseverance to pursue her passion. In this book though, she has made so many excuses, but ...more
✅ Carnival and magic vibe
✅ Murders and mystery
✅ Romance and angst
🆗 Love triangle (kind of)
"Welcome to Mephistopheles's Magnificent Minstrel Show, or as it's better known... the Moonlight Carnival!"
"Which will you lose before the week is through? Your heart? Your head? Perhaps...you will lose your life, your very soul, to this magical traveling show"
I see that many people really disliked this book, but it was probably my favorite of the s ...more
Sadly, I haven't enjoyed this book as much as I wanted to. And that is mostly because, for me, it felt more like a transition book, a book written to be a bridge between two other major events that were supposed to be happening in other books.
The plot was similar to the one of the previous books and I could definitely see the pattern of the raw draft more clearly here.
The mystery was still not that hard to unravel and the bad guy of this instalment was (to me, of course, I don't speak f ...more
**Full review now posted on my blog**
You don't need to be a detective to see how immature and disappointing this book is. One of the greatest failures of the year.
*Mild spoilers below*
Look at the gif above, this is a real life case when I want to go drinking for a week to forget all about this book. This is the moment I was dreading since book 2 came out and I had my doubts regarding it, and this is the case when I intentionally overrated this series by giving book 2 - 3.5 stars and book
#2)Hunting Prince Dracula : 5 stars
Spoiler warning : This review is filled with spoilers. If you haven’t read this book then you need to stay away unless you don’t care about being spoiled.
After reading and falling in love with Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula , Escaping from Houdini was one of my most anticipated sequels of the fall. It’s really sad that I didn’t love anything about this book. Not only that but my love for the whole series ...more
As always, Audrey Rose and Thomas are perfection. I love their banter and flirting and the way they are true partners in all things. Mephistopheles is an intriguing addition and of course he was quite charming and so infuriating. There is a fairly large cast of secondary characters on the ship and I will admit to not being able to keep up on the passengers, but it didn’t ...more
listen, i fell in love with these characters so much that i was highly anticipating this book mainly because of them. from the get-go the murder mystery in this one wasn't really appealing to me ever since we heard that houdini was gonna be in it, i honestly couldn't have cared less unlike with the previous two books but everything was fine because i still had audrey rose and thomas being ...more
Look at that cover, it's so pretty!! I ...more
Jokes aside, this was B A D. The plot was awfully boring and repetitive, the characters felt... different and less well-made than before, and I was SO! ANGRY! at them for how they acted. Audrey Rose, the girl who was finally 1000% ready for this relationship at the end of book 2 was suddenly flirting with a new guy (?) and Thomas somehow lost all his charm and personality. And don't ...more
I think this series should’ve ended with Stalking Jack the Ripper. Hunting Prince Dracula was just okay but it’s not necessary and doesn’t really add much. It just becomes 3 long books of redundant murders and postmortems. And ends with Thomas and Audrey in the same place as they were in book one *insert shrug*
Escaping from Houdini didn’t have much to do about Houdini. And it strays far from the lovely bante ...more
THIS REVIEW OF ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI WAS FIRST FEATURED ON MY BLOG @ AMBSREADS
If you know me, then you know I am absolutely obsessed with Kerri Maniscalco’s Stalking Jack the Ripper series. This particular series is one that I just can’t get out of my head. In between the release of each book I can’t get the characters out of my head and find myself desperately yearning for the next book each year. As soon as I co ...more
2.) Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★.5
3.) Escaping From Houdini DNF
DNF'd 5 hours into the audiobook.
I'm honestly just bored and am not that invested in this series anyway and i'd rather be reading other things! ...more
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Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascina ...more