🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃A wonderful gothic tale for the spooky season! Vampires best served cold and vicious. I really enjoyed this prequel to Dracula, it makes for a nice pairing.
I loved Dracul in the beginning, but the ending took a direction that I didn‘t really enjoy. But the ending saved it. Overall, it was a fun read and great for this time of year. Oh, and be sure to read the author‘s note it was really interesting.
Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/10/14/dracul-review/
“The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's - and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.” #BramStoker #Dracula #livingdead #creepy #spooky #HellFireClub
So I‘m out visiting my Daughter and Granddaughter… and I‘ve only went to two book stores… the last bookstore & the lost bookstore 👀😳 and I had to mail out the last book store books in the mail 👀😳📚📚📚 so todays purchases are going in my book bag on the flight back… I‘ll be nice and strong for Christmas…🤣🤣🤣📖📚📚📚🤨
1. Ehm... no 😂 I don't even try an audiobook so no, definitely I've never listened a book on a CD
2. Sometimes, especially when I need to cancel all the noises around me (voices, TV,...). In these cases I choose instrumental music so I cannot sing the lyrics 😂
Thanks to @TheNeverendingTBR for the tag 🖐
Anybody else wants to play??
1. Yeah, my family support me even if they think I have too many books 🤣
2. Not really. My sister reads sometimes, but she's not exactly a bookworm 🤣
3. Mmh... Frankenstein 😅
Thank to @EadieB for the tag 😉💟
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I started reading this and one thing is really distracting to me: it's using the framing device of being Bram Stoker's journal, but everything about it is deeply American. The way it's narrated, the spellings, the way Dublin is discussed, and the absolute worst is the dialogue. It'll mention Dublin Castle or whatever, then Cletus Stoker will say something and I'll be like “wait, where is this set? Mid 19th century Ireland or Mayberry?“
My answer changes every time I'm asked. This one isn't scary to me but it's one of my favourites. It's dark, gothic and VERY atmospheric
3. Sharks are NOT horror movie monsters!!!! Enough. With. The. Sharks!
4. Scary-sexy, non-sparkly, creepy ass vampires. I'm starting to get a feel for mermaids too. You know, the murdery kind 💀
5. Mugs, Funkos, booksleeves and just....weird, creepy shit you don't see anywhere 😂
Love love love, this novel! Perfect #Halloween read with scary sound ambience and giving out candy with nightly lit #pumpkins. The smell of bomb fires, I sat delightfully enthralled in this book. It's between 2 time periods for Bram Stocker, as a child and current a time he's being attacked by a mystery beast. Excellent writing style #creepy #suspenseful #scary 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 5 pumpkins
This was a re-read for me and a book club pick because I really enjoyed it the first time around. The second time was not a let down! I am really interested in reading more from Dacre Stoker because I really enjoyed this vampire tale that read almost as a ghost story at times.
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I finished it in time, yay! I thought the book was very much in line with the original Dracula. I adored the voices of the female characters, Ellen and Matilda, the best. This creepy, gothic novel got the atmosphere just right for Victorian vampires. The suspense and mystique surrounding the plot really sucked me in.
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Dracula is an incredible book. This prequel is pretty darn good, too. Mysterious, creepy, well-written and fun to read. What if Bram Stoker‘s classic isn‘t fiction? In this creative book, Stoker and his siblings come together to uncover the mysteries of their very unusual childhood nanny...
This was my #GothicHorror for #Booked2020, and I am proud to say I put my big girl pants on and kept listening even after it got dark today!🦇
I have always heard if you like "Frankenstein", then you don't like "Dracula", and I guess I break the stereotype. I enjoyed "Frankenstein", but I absolutely adored this tale. So much intrigue! I love the language and it was nice finally getting to read a classic.
I f*cking 🖤 you guys 😂😂😂
My book made it back to me and I'm dying at some of the comments in this! Totally made my day and I'm happy you guys all seemed to enjoy it. And thank you so much for the extra treats and card @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You reminded me that I need to get mine out
@Andrea4 your book is heading back to you soon. Don't want you think I forgot about it! Also....I totally forgot about it 🤷♀️
I am so incredibly behind for this round of lmpbc. But I finished it. I really enjoyed this Dracula prequel. Now I have to go and read the actual Dracula novel!
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