Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal Steampunk/Fantasy
Author: Emma Cornwall
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Book: FC sent by author
“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.”
What I enjoyed most about this story is the great plot. I loved how it moved with the reader, allowing me to take everything in. From the scenery, to the people, to lost memories waiting to surface. Each chapter the reader follows Lucy who is determine to find out the truth. I like that is tougher than ever, kicking butt and asking questions later. The interesting aspect of getting to see her interact with Bram Stoker, is so cool!
The love interest definitely creep up on me. While Lucy was done looking for love, seeing it come upon her in a time like this in her life is good. She need those small moments of peace and security. So much was taken away from her. To have this, it almost made her human again. And then there is the ending. I think it ended on the note that you know that this story is far from over. I’m hoping and crossing my fingers that there will be more.
Another interesting aspect is the connection to King Author and The Knights of the Round Table. I’m loving how well the author let everything flow easily with the back round history. Once I got the bigger picture to the story, I just knew I was in for a ride of my life.
Other the ending being so bittersweet, I really loved this story. Incarnation brings back a time and place that any reader wants to be in. A smart yet tough romance, Incarnation is great!
I give it 4 BITES!