REVIEW: Mina and the Undead

Are vampires real?

Mina doesn’t think so. But she loves the lore of it, from Dracula to Lestat her family is immersed. When she agrees to spend the summer in New Orleans with her sister, she finds herself surrounded by dead bodies. At first it seems like they are coincidences, after all they do work at a gothic horror tour. But as they start stacking up, it’s clear that someone is trying to get Mina’s attention.

I tore through this one in an afternoon, it’s like a fun campy horror slasher movie. And like Mina, you’re not quite sure until the end whether vampires are real or there is a real sick serial killer out there targeting her. I actually liked that the story was tripping with love for vampires but doesn’t delve so supernatural that you need to be overwhelmed with world building. I also liked it they were epistolary passages in a nod to Dracula.

Don’t expect a ton of character development and there are a few eye roll moments, it’s YA horror! I will say I really liked that it was respectfully flirty for 17-year-olds and not the overly steamy nonsense that is so popular these days. I’d say this one is Charlaine Harris meets Grady Hendrix. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What’s your favorite slasher film? 🔪🔪🔪

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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