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by Karen Essex
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katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it 5 years ago
Dracula in Love is basically the sub-conscious story told by the original. Instead of Dracula “possibly representing a fear of independent and sexually liberated women”, he is exactly that. And Mina has to decide if she wants the life she has always imagined for herself or if she’d rather be with Dr...
Books Are Like Drugs
Books Are Like Drugs rated it 6 years ago
This book was won from Goodreads, courtesy of the publisher. Thanks!Dracula in Love tells the story of Dracula and Mina from Mina's POV. If you have read Bram Stoker's Dracula, you know the basic premise of the story. Being that this was told from a Victorian woman's POV, there was much formal sp...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it 6 years ago
I have long been a fan of Bram Stoker's Dracula. So, when I was given the opportunity to read this book, I was excited to read Ms. Essex's take on the classic horror story. Dracula in Love is a sensual and erotic look into the relationship between Mina Harker and The Count. The premise is that Mina ...
BookRatMisty
BookRatMisty rated it 6 years ago
4-ish.Dracula in Love isn't just a fill-in-the-gaps retelling of Dracula, fleshing out the story from Mina's point of view. No, it is a sort of feminist retelling in which Mina asserts that the story that everyone knows, the story that's been told by men, is false. True to their Victorian beliefs ...
Tweezle Reads
Tweezle Reads rated it 6 years ago
Everyone remembers Bram Stoker's "Dracula". It was a tale of horror and everyone knew that vampires were the "bad guys". But were they? Karen Essex takes Stoker's tale and gives it a twist. Following the same timeline, using the same characters and written in much of the same format "Dracula in Love...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 7 years ago
Oh, what I can I say? I didn't like this one at all, despite the author trying very very hard to come up with a new angle on the Dracula story. If I had not read this on my nook, I would have made a deep hole in the living room wall with it. For the complete review, please go here:http://www.epinion...
Kira
Kira rated it 7 years ago
I have never read the original Dracula, so I don't have any idea how this one compares. As a standalone book, it just left me feeling empty and sort of "meh." beginning was great and sucked me in right away, but by about halfway through I lost interest and started skimming. I didn't care enough to f...
Linus...Curating
Linus...Curating rated it 7 years ago
Superb blending of existing 19th century myths and folklore present with the exploration of the effects a male dominated society had on women, this retelling of Dracula from Mina's pov is smart, sexy and fascinating.
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 7 years ago
When revamping an extremely well-known and beloved classic novel, liberties must be taken. Ms. Essex does this with her re-creation of Dracula, but these changes add a certain mystique and realism to the story - removing the horror from the Count and adding it to the vastly more realistic men of the...
Books and Things
Books and Things rated it 7 years ago
This book is told completely through Mina's eyes. No longer a secondary character for the men to build themselves on, but a fully formed person in her own right trying to find her way in Victorian England. Born a poor Irish child, Mina learns that there is a way to improve her station set in life an...
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