Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gothic Reading Challenge

Good morning all and hoping your new year is starting off wonderfully. I am participating in the Gothic Reading Challenge, which can also share book space with the Vampire Challenge.



My first book selection that fits both categories is iDrakula by Bekka Black.

This book was sent to me from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

What I liked about it:
This is a cell phone novel, entirely written in texts, emails, IPad screens and the like. Technology brings the classic tale of Dracula into the modern age. What would we ever do without cell phones? I myself can't fathom it. My new Droid Incredible and my IPad are attached to my hands night and day. So is this net book if you want to know the truth. Don't forget my Nookcolor either. Technology. It rocks, and Bekka Black's new and amazing book showcases it to it's finest without actually having moving parts and flashing screens. That will be next.

But funny we should talk about moving screens...There is an IPad app for IDrakula too. Very awesome, I have to say. Great job Bekka. I love the concept and the delivery.

What I didn't:
It felt like it could have gone on a little longer, because I was enjoying myself so much. I can't wait to see what other cell phone novels Ms. Black has in store for us in the future.

Overall:
This book is a great melding of technology and the classic tale of Dracula. It is updated to fit our times and some of the plot is switched around as befits a girl of today. Very good!!

4 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

Susan B. Evans said...

I might have to give this one a try. I haven't heard of it before but it looks really interesting! Thanks for your review - I'll look for it at my next trip to the bookstore.