Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

7895168I requested a couple books from the library because why make a dent in my TBR pile, when I can get new books to read? LOL!

This is another installment in the “Royal Spyness” series, this time set in Transylvania. Our heroine, Lady Georgiana, has been asked by Queen Mary to represent the Royal Family at a wedding of between a Romanian princess and a Bulgarian prince. And Georgie just happened to go to school with the Romanian princess, who is the sister of the prince that everyone wants Georgie to marry. (They make it quite clear that Prince Siegfried DOESN’T LIKE GIRLS in this one, just in case you were wondering. I was not.)

Of course, someone dies, everyone is trapped in a Transylvanian castle and there are rumors of vampires afoot. Georgie has an incompetent maid, Princess Maria Theresa doesn’t seem like herself and Georgie’s on-again/off-again paramour Darcy O’Malley is around because why not? It’s a fun mystery that’s not as obvious as it seems. A little bit of movement on the Darcy front and Georgie acquits herself better in this book than previously. Definitely ready of the next book!