Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Dracula in Love by Karen Essex..."slurp"...

Waiting on Wednesday is a terrific meme by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It offers us the opportunity to learn what we're all looking forward to reading and get great recommendations.


Dracula in Love by Karen Essex is my pick of the week. It was released August 10th by Doubleday. It's a new take on an old classic. The story is narrated from the perspective of Mina Murray Harker, Dracula's love interest. I've heard it described as "Twilight for grown-ups". It looks dark, Gothic and full of rich atmosphere. All the new vampire stories of the YA variety, make the poor old original Dracula seem rather quaint and old-fashioned. I'm prepared to go back in the day, go retro and suck up a new point of view of the original story. It looks like something I can sink my teeth into. What about you?

Toodles!

17 comments:

  1. Oh nice pick, seems like it will be good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!!!

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  2. This sounds like a great read. I'll be honest I haven't read the original Dracula but I think it's about time. This book's going on my "As soon as I get the money to buy it" list :D

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  3. Love the cover on this one, sounds promising!

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  4. I am wanting to read this one too. I love different perspectives of a story, so this should be very interesting.

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  5. Ooh, looks good. I'm currently reading Emma and the Vampires, which was released that same day. Like the old takes.

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  6. This sounds more intriguing to me than some of the current "vampire" stories.

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  8. Very nice pick! I have this one on my list already!

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  9. I love that cover!
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  10. I wasn't a huge fan of this one, but I hope you get it soon! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. I'm 'over' vampires, but the cover on this one definitely made me stop for a moment. Looks interesting - hope you like it!

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  12. i have an arc of this one!! can't wait to read it!!

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  13. I can't wait to read this book! Looks really good! Thanks for the comments on my blog! You should really try reading The Immortal Instraments. They are amazing books! Some of the kids at the school where I teach recommended them and I instantly fell in love! Thanks for the great recommendations! I'm your newest follower btw! :)

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  14. Love story told from Mina's POV might be a nice change, I however love my original classic version that have reread more than a few times in the past 20 years I have had the book...

    Hope you get it and more importantly hope you enjoy it as much as it sounds like you think you will June!

    jackie ^_^

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  15. This looks good. I've seen it on other blogs. I'll have to check it out. I like the idea of "Twilight for grown-ups"!!

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  16. Great pick! I've seen this one pop up on a few blogs lately, and have been thinking about grabbing a copy myself.

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  17. I've seen this one around & I love the cover :)

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