Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’ve been on the hunt for vampire novels. So, it only makes sense that I read Dracula. I will admit that I’ve tried it a couple of times in the past and gave up on it. But this time the story stuck with me, and I loved it. Let’s get to my review.
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania he learns some horrific things about his client Count Dracula. Soon after his visit bizarre things begin to happen in England. Starting with a mysterious shipwreck off of the coast of Whitby. When Mina Harker’s friend Lucy develops a strange wasting disease after her trip to Whitby her doctors contact Dr. Van Helsing to put an end to these strange circumstances.
My Thoughts on Dracula
I adored Dracula. It’s atmospheric and creepy from the first sentence. I loved it from the moment that Jonathan Harker set out on his journey. One thing worth mentioning is that Dracula is an epistolary novel from several character perspectives. So when it jumped to Mina and Lucy’s perspective at Whitby, I wondered how it would all tie together, but it works itself out.
Lucy’s perspective quickly becomes one of my favorites. But after her storyline ended there seemed to be a lull in the story. The tension broke and it started to feel a little slow. But the excitement does eventually pick back up. The ending felt a little rushed and anticlimactic, but the rest of the story totally makes up for it. Overall, I really enjoyed my time reading Dracula. I think this is a story that will stick with me forever.
My Rating: 4/5