November 30, 2012

Review: Incarnation by Emma Cornwall

In the steampunk world of Victorian London, a beautiful vampire seeks out the author of Dracula–to set the record straight . . . If one is to believe Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale, Lucy Weston is Dracula’s most wanton creation, a sexual creature of the night who preys on innocent boys. But the real-life Lucy is nothing like her fictional counterpart—and she demands to know why the Victorian author deliberately lied. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she’s determined to track down the very fiend who transformed her—from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires, to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness, and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme.
Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy must battle her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she must make a choice that illuminates for her—and for us—what it means to be human.
 It has been quite a while since I have read such an engaging Vampire story. Let me tell you, not all Vamp stories are created equal. This story in particular has an undeniable connection to the myth, lore & legend of the whole vampire experience. The main character is a strong, willful & intellegent herione. Without help of unlikely allies she makes good on destroying the evil plots of some of the strongest & oldest of her kind. The storyline is well thought out and written with such detail. You can see how it would all play out exactly the way it was intended to. This is one of the better, more realistic vampire stories. Well, as believeable as a tale like this can be, anyway. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read more from this very talented author. 4 3/4 stars! If that were possible. 
Publisher-Gallery Books
Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the publisher and author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!


1 comment:

  1. I'm not feeling steampunk now but Ihave high hopes for this.


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