Stacking the Shelves: The Retribution of Prince Dracula

Posted November 18, 2017 by Kim in book haul, stacking the shelves / 16 Comments

 Stacking the Shelves is hosted weekly by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins (#3)
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (#2)

A Recipe for Disaster:

1. One cup of decent book prices 

2. Sprinkle in a beautiful bookstore

3. Add in one compulsive book buyer 

4. Mix them all together

Voila! You’ve got a book haul. 

If you’d like to increase the danger level, keep a running wishlist of all the books you’d like to read at some point. That little monster will grow faster than you can blink until one day you innocently walk into a bookstore. You’re wandering around the aisles, picking up books you’ve heard of but you convince yourself you don’t need at the moment. After all, you haven’t read the author’s first series. Or her second. Not to mention that standalone she released last summer. So you’re feeling quite proud of your self-control and your basket is noticeably light. But then —

oh no there’s the book all over booktube

oh no there’s the book you’re missing in a series

oh no there’s the new release you’re semi-interested in

oh no there’s the one book you needed before the newest release in the series

oh no indeed me

I’m determined to finish the Mara Dyer trilogy before I even think about The Becoming of Noah Shaw. If I know myself though, the chances that I’d pick up the first book again without having the whole series in my collection is slim. So really, this was just a reasonable purchase that serves as incentive to keep reading. I spent a copious amount of time deciding between the U.K. and U.S. paperback, but the U.K. one was cheaper even though it wasn’t floppy. (A difficult sacrifice, but alas.)

If I hadn’t heard so many things about Stalking Jack the Ripper, I might have been able to avoid purchasing Hunting Prince Dracula. Curiosity got the best of me, and I bought it only to realize that Maniscalco’s books aren’t companions like I originally thought. Since they follow the same main character, I’ll have to find a copy of the first book. I really hope I’ll enjoy them.

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them?

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