Silver in the Blood

silver-in-the-bloodDacia and Loulou are maternal cousins, whose mothers are from a high nobility family of Romania. Born and raised in New York, two years before their eighteenth birthdays they are  ordered to travel to Bucharest in order to meet with their maternal family. The year is 1897, and Romania has recently become a whole nation under the reign of King Carol. Beautiful country as it may be, though, the girls quickly realize that something is very, very wrong with their Florescu relatives. And why is everyone so persistent as far as Dacia’s acquaintance with Prince Mihai Dracula is concerned?

There are a lot of supernatural stories out there nowadays, since it is a trending genre. I can assure you this is one of the good stories, the well written ones, one that – especially if you have read Stoker’s Dracula – you will appreciate.  Written in Stoker’s style, with letters between the heroes and extracts of their diaries, it is a truly well composed story. The big secret of the Florescu Family reveals itself only halfway through the book, and although the words silver, blood, Romania and Dracula make you obviously very suspicious, thing are not exactly what you imagine they will be. Which for a book, I believe, is a very good thing.

 

Should you read this? If you are a fan of the supernatural element, you should definitely give it a go. If you like fiction but you’re not a big fan of mysterious things/creatures/circumstances…well, I still say give it a go, you might end up liking it. Besides, trying a different genre from time to time is a great way to enhance your preferences!