Thursday, 10 March 2016

Book Review | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu & David Brian | Carmilla: The Wolves Of Styria

Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria

I received this book for free from the author. This book was sent to me through Bostick Communications. I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu & David Brian
Title: Carmilla: The Wolves Of Styria
Genre: Horror, Gothic, Vampires, Supernatural, Paranormal, Thriller, Classics, Historical

Synopsis: When fate draws together the lives of two young women, their mutual attraction quickly flourishes into a bond which threatens the boundaries of social etiquette in 1860's Styria. As their relationship continues to develop further, they remain oblivious to the growing horror which surrounds them, as throughout the province other young women begin dying in mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, others are falling victim to the apparently random attacks of a rampaging pack of wolves. A local doctor named Alvinci desperately attempts to find an explanation for the bizarre deaths, but when the truth is finally revealed, he quickly realises that he is in way over his head. 

Years before the publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu produced a haunting gothic mystery called Carmilla. Now, more than a hundred years later, David Brian has used much of the original narrative to create a very different version of Carmilla.

Introducing an array of new characters, and touching on subjects that would have been considered taboo during the 1800's. Brian has succeeded in bringing a whole new level of horror and tragedy, to the legend of Carmilla. 

Carmilla: The wolves of Styria is a thrilling ride. A dark romance. A dark and twisting mystery. A gothic classic for the 21st Century.

Review: I would like to thank the author for the chance to read such an amazing book. This is truly such an amazing and interesting book that I find myself somewhat obsessed with. At first I found it hard to get into the book but a few chapters in and I was hooked. I was not able to stop myself from reading this book and could not put it down to do other things. I had my head in this book constantly for many days. I have lost many hours to the reading of this book and I would not change this for anything as it was worth every second I spent lost in the pages of this book. This book will definitely have a permanent place in my collection as well as in my heart. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction about the supernatural beings surrounded by myth. This book is a must for anyone who appreciates getting lost between the pages of a book and a story that feels more real than a book. This book makes you feel like you are experiencing the story through your own eyes and not off the pages of a book. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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