Mina and the Undead

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I had a hard time reading this slowly as I was desperate to find out what happened next, het desperate for it to never end. Shortly after arriving in New Orleans, 17-year old, Mina, can already tell it will be a summer she'll never forget. After growing up in Whitby, the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie.

The two discover a dark underworld around them that ties to some of New Orleans oldest and most frightening legends. It is such an atmospheric presence throughout, equal parts alluring and dangerous, and I can’t help but feel that the setting plays a major role in how well the book works. The final 60 pages or so were an absolute whirlwind with plot twists that I did not see coming, perfectly setting Amy McCaw up for what I am sure will be an incredible sequel that I need NOW!The book checks all the boxes your usual vampire romance would have ten years ago: the new girl trope, insta love, a paranormal murder mystery etc. The author uses 200 pages to set the story up with Mina exploring New Orleans and hearing about the murders.

Ultimately, it didn’t really distract from my enjoyment of the book because I was very much invested in the characters and found I was more concerned about their fates than I was about being surprised by the big reveal of the murderer. On her first trial day at the Horror Mansion there is an accident that will trigger a series of events that will put Mina in great danger.

As someone with siblings, I thought this was an excellent depiction of a genuine family relationship. If you’re a fan of vampire tales, sink your teeth into Mina and the Undead and enjoy a thrilling tale of murder, obsession, and romance. I’m so glad vampires are making a comeback as I love vampiric myths and seeing how authors put their own twist on them.


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