Saturday, May 26, 2012

115 years of VAMPIRES!

We all know vampires.  I posted a list of over 90 vampire books just in the teen section of the library.  But have you ever read the vampire novel that made the genre popular?  Dracula by Bran Stroker was published 115 years ago today!

Today would be  a good day to start a vampire book you haven't read before...or to read the original of course.  Or you could check out this awesome retelling of Dracula by Bekka Black. 

18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings.

I've read  a sample of this (and plan to read the whole thing), and its just really cool how it's written.  I definitely recommend it!

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