Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the book. I do not read horror books but as this was for young adults and I am far from that I thought I would be okay. The book was recommended to me by children’s book reviewer Sarah Broadley @greatbigjar, during one of our Waterstones trips.
The book takes us to New Orleans where Mina is visiting her sister Libby. Libby works in a house of horrors and takes Mina along. Then shiz gets real. This was scary in places but manageable. I liked the characters and I enjoyed the diary entries. There is 90’s pop culture spread out which was very nostalgic and welcoming.
I feel like this was just the roots of what could be an amazing series. A little soiree of sorts for us to get our bearings and to meet everyone.
Amazon says this is for 13+ and upwards.
An easy read with really scary bits and likeable characters.
“New Orleans Fang Fest, 1995. Mina’s having a summer to die for.
Mina arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. She loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie and can’t wait to explore the city’s darkest secrets—vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths . . .
Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby’s gorgeous housemate and fellow horror enthusiast. But the perfect summer bliss is broken when she stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby’s.
Someone is replicating New Orleans’ most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister’s innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth.
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