Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My POV: Incarnation by Emma Cornwall

Happy Release Day!!
Paperback, 352 pages
September 18th 2012 by Gallery Books
 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.--Goodreads

Incarnation is a fascinating twist to the classic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. It is not a retelling of Dracula but a story of how the book came to be and the secret society behind it all. The way the Emma approached her vampire world was uniquely hers and I was enthralled by this story and it’s every twist and turn. It is unique in the way that has you in wonderment and fascination throughout the story.
Lucy Weston is real… yes that is right. Bram Stoker’s fictions novel was a cover up and one of his characters was not of his making at all and now that she has awaken from her Incarnation she is looking for answers. Who and where is the one who turned her? What is she exactly?  Why? Why take her from her privileged life and leave her to fend for herself in such a volatile one?
I was intrigued by all the creatures and historical figures involved in this book like trolls, werewolf’s, King Arthur, Bram Stoker and more. It was interesting to see how Emma took all these different characters and creatures then wove it all together into one epically fantastical world.

And what is a story without love?? Lucy can not remember everything about her human life but for some odd reason she feels a connection or maybe it recognition of a certain someone. He treats her well. Protects her. Helps her. The only thing is he might be the enemy.

This is one of my favorite reads of this year. If you like Gail Carriger or The Infernal Devices you should pick this one up. It will definitely leave a lasting impression.

"Don't die, my love love. Hold on. I will not fail you."
"I am a descendent of Morgaine le Fey. The blood of the Slayer runs in my veins. Mordred knew that when he incarnated me. He understood what I would become. Whether because I am a halfling or because of Mordred's own connection to Morgaine, I am able to communicate with him. He chose me for that purpose."

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