Saturday, March 23, 2013

Incarnation by Emma Cornwall Review

Title: Incarnation
Author: Emma Cornwall
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Gorgeous, terrifying, and disturbing, Incarnation is one of my favorite vampire novels ever.

Lucy Weston, if one is to believe Dracula, is his most sexually orientated creations, preying on boys in the night. Incarnation, however, tells the real story of Lucy, and she sets out to Bram Stoker's house, determined to figure out why the author lied about her. In doing so, Lucy is led into a web of ancient intrigue, where vampires fight for supremacy and she begins to unravel the mystery of who sired her and why.

What I enjoyed:
-Lucy
-Marco
-Mordred
-Lady Blanche
-the travels Lucy had to make throughout the novel
-The way Lucy was torn between her lingering humanity and her carnivorous nature
-Felix
-The way the Arthurian legends were tied into the novel, and the foundations of vampires themselves
-The steampunk London setting
-De Vere
-Poor Jack

What I didn't really like:
-This is just my personal preference, but even for a vampire novel, it seemed crazy gory, and it disturbed me slightly, but other than that, the novel was absolutely beautiful

For anyone who likes steampunk, vampires, or just wants to read a slight alternative to Dracula, I would recommend Incarnation. Next up: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep!

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