Monday, January 01, 2007

Cary, Kate. Bloodline

Cary, Kate. Bloodline.Razorbill/Penguin, 2005 [1-59514-012-3]
This book opens in the trenches of World War I. It shows that horrors of that war and also illustrates what a perfect location a war is for a vampire. John returns home from the trenches and is put in a sanatorium because of the horrors he has seen at the front. During his ranting a raving his commanding officer from the front shows up and falls in love with his sister. This starts a vampire tale which traces the original tale by Bram Stoker. John and his girlfriend end up going to Romania to save his sister from the horrors of possibly becoming a vampire. Some the characters in this 324 page book are related to the original Dracula.. hence the title. As the reader begins to get comfortable with the parallels with the original story, he or she should get read for the surprise ending of the book. This will be an excellent read for your vampire readers... especially those who have read Stoker's book although it is not necessary. Just be forewarned.. it is a vampire book with its share of blood and death, but it is nowhere near some of the gory vampire series that are out there.

3 Comments:

Anonymous michelle said...

i've read this book and its sequel. although i have never really fancied dark, scary vampire books before this one, i enjoyed this book very much. the first book used the word "trepidition" too much for my taste however. although it was a good read, many will be incapable of finding it one. it is purely for entertainment, with no real morals, and no goals for it.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to say that I loved this book. Though in the first I had a bit of a problem with the war journal. I saw that this part was a little to grotesque... The second book was the one that I absolutely loved! It was a amazing read.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so i completely loved the first book and its sequal soooo much. they were completely amazing! sooo is there going to be a third one?
-lizzy (arkansas)

9:54 PM  

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