- File Size: 983 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466330333
- Publisher: DorionEpublishing (December 19, 2010)
- Publication Date: December 20, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GUSANE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,738,282 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Girl of Dracula Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I really liked the way the narrator depicts interiors of the rooms, the school; she catches the atmosphere of that Romanian town at the border of the Danube, the good and bad habits of the locals, some of their problems - such as poverty, young people who decide to work abroad; the Roma population, etc. the historical information was interesting for me, because I didn't know too much about Vlad the Impaler,
The romance between the history teacher and Adelina is nice, youthful, but at a certain moment it begins to be a bit boring. The characters are okay, but I really couldn't feel for them either love or hate. They seem a little superficial, in my point of view, but maybe other readers will love them I know that this is a novel, but there are too many characters and too many subplots that confused me a little. As an avid reader, I would have preferred this book to be slightly shorter and a little straighter to the point.
P.S. Old Romanian people are indeed francophones, but that doesn't mean they speak French like in the period between the two WorldWide Wars. (Maybe the author wanted to show us that Mrs Dinescu was taught at a boarding school for young ladies, where the lessons were taught in French). At the graduation party, Romanian teenagers don't listen to French music, but the latest hits sung in English, house, drum and bass, techno and just a few ballads. (Those are also in English).
I really enjoyed this book. I liked all of the characters except Daniel but that was his own fault. Adelina and Alex were really good together and I really wasn't bothered by the age difference. I just wish I could have read about their wedding and a little about their lives together.
I felt horrible for Adelina when she found the box of letters and I have to say that I wanted to punch Alex for keeping them after she started dating Adelina!
I liked that they showed us Magda now and that she has a happy ending and I felt like it was something that the readings needed to see to be truly happy for Adelina and feel that Alex deserves her.
I have to say that I didn't think the stalker was going to end up being who it was.
So, all in all this was an amazing book, and if this is another one to come out after this I am definately going to buy it. If you like a book that has an amazing romance and a mystery to add a twist, you will love this book. However, if you are one that can not stand even a few grammar errors then I would not pick this book up, but I would say that you are missing out on an amazing story and that you shouldn't judge how great a book is based on grammar mystakes, but where the story takes you and makes you feel instead.
The Girl of Dracula
Top international reviews
The characters are likable and well-shaped. Alex made me think of my own history teacher - same ideas regarding grades and students and Adelina is the embodiment of perfection s- gorgeous and warm hearted. I disliked Daniel, but that was mainly because of his actions and his weak personality.
This book is so much more than a love story between a student and her sexy mature history teacher. The author uses Alex's interest in Vlad the Imperal (associated with Dracula) to present accurate information about this important character in Romanian history and to explain how some of the myths came about.
Also the author's descriptions of Braila, Snagov and Romanian life in general is amazing. She explains some of the most important legends of this country (The legend of Manole and the Monastary at Curtea de Arges ), some new and interesting cultural aspects, as well as everyday life for the Romanian people after the fall of communism. I loved reading about modern day Romania, accurate and realistic, but also funny at times (it took me a few seconds to realise what funeral sweet porridge was).
The ending was unexpected, with the introduction of Liliana and her dead parents visiting her during the night - maybe another book with follow this one? One can only hope.