Dracula In Love by Karen Essex
- Pub. Date: August 2010 /Released in Paperback/Hardcover July 2011
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Fromat: Paperback 368pp
Review: Karen Essex did an incredible job retelling Bram Stokers Dracula. Dracula in love was told from Mina's perspective, and I loved it just as much as the original.
The first half of the novel was a lot of background information on Mina, which I found interesting. The novel really picked up for me when we got to the asylum. I was reading Dracula In Love in the middle of the night so yes, I was slightly creeped out but couldn't stop myself from turning the page. Essex did a great job with keeping the suspense. I also loved how on point Essex was with the treatment of women during that time period.
Essex brought on new twists and turns that held my interest all the way to the very end. I was honestly rooting for the count in this one, which is why I was a little saddened by the ending. I felt as if Jonathan Harker did not deserve Mina. I seriously thought Mina would have picked the Count especially after learning about their past and how strong their love for each other was.
There is also quite a few passionate sexual scenes, which fit perfectly with the atmosphere that was created in the novel. Dark,Sexy, and Captivating describes Dracula In Love down to a T. If you are looking for an overall great read you will not regret picking this novel up.