Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
17-year-old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in Whitby, the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie. She can’t wait to explore the city’s darkest secrets – vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths…
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.
But the perfect summer bliss is broken when, while exploring the mansion, Mina 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.
Why I Can’t Wait:
I grew up in the nineties so I’m super excited to read this book set during a vampire festival in 1995 New Orleans – the nostalgia should be fantastic and New Orleans is one of the most atmospheric settings an author can choose. Dracula is one of my favourite books and I’m already intrigued by all the parallels and allusions, plus I love the main character’s name. I just received an ARC so will be reading it ASAP as I have such high hopes!
Release Date: 01 April 2021