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Stalking Jack the Ripper

kobo.comHello once again everyone.

I hope your all excited for the new year, as well. I know I haven’t talked about a book on my blog for a very long time, so I hope to change that very soon.

This one that I’m about to talk about is actually one of my Christmas gifts this year, so I was a little excited to read it. Its called,” Stalking Jack the Ripper”  by Kerri Maniscalco. It’s mainly revolved a girl named, Audrey Rose, who was from a wealthy family, but liked doing things that society at the time would not have approved her of doing. During the day she was any other rich and beautiful girl, but at night she was a scientist that helped her uncle in his experiments with the human body. Cutting up corpses became a norm for her. Once the gruesome and mysterious murders of prostitutes started showing up around town by no other than the infamous Jack the Ripper Audrey’s curiosity got the best of her and she made it her mission to find and stop the murdering madman. Along by her side was Thomas, the and charming assistant (when he wanted to be) to her uncle.

I enjoyed watching their grow as they fight and find the truth together.  On another note, I find the summary in the back of the book kind of misleading. In the back it suggests that it was a girl in love with Jack or maybe even an ex from a long time ago who knew either knew who Jack the Ripper was or was crazy and loved his work or something. If it’s just me that thought that it was going to be like that then okay.

I was totally into the mystery, the conspiracies and handsome men that made an appearance in this book. I do like Audrey’s character a lot because she never really doubts herself, she’s so sure of what she wants and will do whatever she can to get it. You have to admit it was probably really hard for her back then than it is now considering the times we live in.

Now this is just my personal opinion of the book and everyone has their own personal tastes to whatever they enjoy reading. So, for me this book is very good, but it’s not addictive good and what I mean is if I reading a book and I’m super into it and someone comes near my space for whatever reason this is what happens most of the time:

Me: (Reading)

Stranger: “Hey, can you come out-

Me:“HOW DARE YOU INTERRUPT ME WHILE I’M READING! IS IT THAT IMPORTANT?!”

Stranger: “No….but-”

Me: “ITS NOT! THEN SHUT UP AND LEAVE ME IN PEACE!!!”

Laugh all you want, but never interrupt me when I’m reading especially if it turns out to be a really good story. Also, I’ve realized that this is a series and the next one is Hunting Count Dracula which I will probably get into later since it came out earlier this year. All in all other than the misleading summary and very elegant cursive handwriting for the letters that was put in this story, it was very good and would have to give it a 3.5 out of 5.

Can’t wait to read the next one and hope you like it, too.

Thanks for Reading!

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Prison Lab: A Game of Revenge

MangaPark.comToday I have another horror type manga for you. This one is called ‘Prison Lab’ also known as ‘Kangoku Jikken’. It revolves around a bullied teenage boy named Eyama Aito who not only doesn’t know why he’s being bullied on a constant basis but why is ex-best friend is the ringleader of the bullies. Everyday he endures the bullying as it gets worse and worse until one day he receives a letter of invitation to participate in the captivity game.

The captivity game is when a participant can kidnap one person and do whatever they want to them for a whole month. The only catch is that they can’t kill them or their out of the game. Sounds simple right?

Turns out this whole game is more complicated than it sounds which you will find out later in the story.  I’m not going to spoil it for you, guys. Anyway, it doesn’t take much convincing on Eyama’s part to accept the offer and get his long-awaited revenge. Their were two things Eyama was sure of when he agreed of the game and that is that he wasn’t the only one and that he wasn’t going to kill Aya.

Pinterest.comHis patience, smarts and dormant temper are tested in this game. Not only does he have keep his deep hatred for his bully in check so he doesn’t kill her, but he also has to compete against the other participants and try to win the game. My only question to this game is what do you get when you win?

There are other questions that need to be answered, but so far this manga is doing really good  in answering them. Hopefully, they will answer all the mysteries that they present in this story in the near future. Yes, this series is incomplete and still ongoing, so I shall  be waiting with the rest of you to see what happens in this twisted story. My favorite characters so far would have to be Misaki and Harakawa.

Misaki is that psychopath that you wouldn’t know was a psycho until she started ripping you to shreds with a smile. She was very good at hiding both of her sides if you didn’t know her and if you did then she didn’t care and is scary 24/7. She’s the wild card in the story, you never know what she’s going to do next. Harakawa, on the other hand, looks like that carefree run of the mill assistant, but as the story goes on you realize that he knows more than he’s saying that he has a bit of a dark side, too. The manga so far hasn’t revealed that much about his backstory, but I can tell so far that he is Eyama’s greatest ally until he is no longer useful.

This is a very gory tAminoApps.comhriller story that will definitely keep you on your toes. Just when you think you’ve seen it all something crazier happens. I love reading the inner journey of Eyama finding his dark side and taking on his new persona when he’s in the game. Also, I’ll say that Aya the bully became a bully for her own reasons which I will not reveal in this. If you want to know then go right ahead and read it to find out for yourselves, but for her I will say that she was a doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. Now, do I feel sorry for her? Yes and no.

You’ll understand why after you read it.

I hope you enjoy this dive into darkness and revenge. It’s sure to get crazier as more chapters come in which I hope is soon.

Thanks for Reading!