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Mina and the Undead

Mina and the Undead

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Honestly it hit every point for me, the characters were great, the story was so good, and the references spoke to my heart!

It wasn't just the nostalgia making me carry on turning the pages though, the plot and writing are strong and I look forward to reading more from Amy McCaw in the future.With so many twists and turns I kept trying to guess who the killer was and my guesses were always wrong 🤣 I also loved the New Orleans mythology throughout the book and I’m now wanting to visit and explore the city with its seedy bars and spooky cemeteries!

This book doesn’t waste time on introducing the mysteries walking through the streets of New Orleans. There are a much wider cast of characters, some of which make a big impact with limited page time (I’m looking at you Della) but it is the location of the story that makes the biggest impression. My main gripe with this book is the writing style though: It seemed a bit too simple to me, almost as though the book was aimed at a much younger audience, but that doesn't match the characters being college age and the serious themes and gory imagery in the book. I found it hilarious how Mina was thirsty for Jared on almost every page and really liked their developing romance.

Her feelings of being far away from home really added to the atmosphere, as at times when she felt lost, I felt lost, when she felt afraid, I felt afraid. With twists and turns at every paragraph, this book will grab you by the fangs and keep hold of you until the very end. Amy tells the story so very well that you seem to slip into the book and become part of it, rather than just a mere reader. This is a vampire novel, set in New Orleans in 1995, leaving me utterly nostalgic for days of a young teen reading Point Horror. After their mother abandoned them, Mina and Libby went to live with their Aunt, who remained emotionally distant from the girls.

This is a delicious and gruesome tale of the macabre, that is packed full of 1990’s pop culture details and is bound to appeal to fans of horror.The author has been very vocal about her love for New Orleans when promoting the book, and that affection shines through on the page. There was a lot I really enjoyed about Mina and the Undead, not least the numerous 80s and 90s horror references set throughout the novel. From the eery silence and smell of ancient dirt of the St Louis Cemetery, to the gentle Jazz music and acrid tang of alcohol on Bourbon Street, you are so completely immersed in this story that it all comes to life right before your eyes. Mina and the Undead takes its time in introducing the reader to a memorable cast of characters before throwing them headfirst into a chaotic and unpredictable story with a big heart and an even bigger body count. I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic!

And it gets even better when Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby's gorgeous housemate, co-worker and fellow horror enthusiast.In the end, this might have been popular in 2012 during the vampire YA craze but in 2021 I expected it to bring something new to the vampire genre and it just didn't. People are dying in the same way that victims died in the past from famous New Orleans serial killers, and our protagonist is brand new to the country as she is visiting her sister.

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