Dracul Review

I just finished Dracul last night and I’m still processing my thoughts on it. So, let’s just jump into this review and see if something comprehensible comes from it.

In 1868, Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face Dracul. He prays that he survives this night, but at the same time he is desperate to record what he’s witnessed. He started from his childhood when he was bedridden by a mysterious illness. His caretaker Ellen Crone visited him often. But when a string of murders happened Ellen’s behavior became bizarre, and then she vanished suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda comes home to tell Bram that she has seen Ellen and she hasn’t aged at all.

My Thoughts on Dracul

Ok, so Dracul is broken down into three parts. In part one the story focuses mostly on Bram. He is trapped in this room trying to keep Dracul out. And while he’s trapped, he decides to write down his story. He wants to document how he ended up in this position. From there it alternates between adult Bram and child Bram. I loved part one. The eerie, gothic suspense was there, and it gave me everything I needed.

The next part continues to alternate between Bram and his journals, but in the journals, Bram is grown. And then Matilda and Thornley’s perspectives are thrown into the mix. Their perspectives add in even more tension.

I loved Dracul up until part three. I was planning to give it a five-star rating. But then I got lost in part three and when I reoriented myself it was like a totally different story. There was a romance storyline that popped up all of a sudden and it just completely changed the feeling of the book.

But despite the change in direction, I did enjoy the ending. And I actually enjoyed the author’s note more than the story, so be sure to give it a read.

My Rating: 3/5


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3 thoughts on “Dracul Review

  1. I read this some time ago and I did enjoy it. I had a few criticisms here and there but I really enjoyed the style and the inclusion of Stoker. It did become a little bit over the top in places though.
    Lynn 😀

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