Published September 24th 2019
Amalina and the Secrets of the Wailing Castle is the first book or episode in a series titled “The Count at Play and Slaughter Series”. It follows a young baker’s daughter by the name of Amalina through her peculiar journey to stay in an old castle. The owner of this castle is a count, who is feared throughout the land. She finds herself there scared and frightened, but finds a friend in the count’s servant.
As this is a vampire story, I was a bit hesitant at first. Vampires in movies/books have become very odd throughout the last few years, but this book takes us back to old fashioned vamps in stuffy old castles and I loved every minute of it.
It did take me a good minute to finish the book, as it is pretty long, but I never found myself bored or tired of it. The author does an excellent job writing the book in a narrative style. And the entire book is written exceptionally well.
Amalina is a likeable character, and I even found a soft spot for the “mean” count.
Thanks to the author for the review copy!