This book was not at all what I was expecting it to be. Going into this I thought it was going to be like every other Dracula story that I've heard. He charmed the girl turned her into his undead bride and then they lived happily ever after forever killing innocent people to survive. It's not like that at all. Katja Brown has a beautiful way of writing that makes the scenes come to life. The way some scenes were described sounded closer to poetry than anything else. It was amazing!
The Countess was not like any other female in her time she was not just going to be married off and be an obedient wife. I love that she fought back and did what she wanted rather than what was expected of her. I really enjoyed how close she got with Iuliana. I liked Iuliana's character period. There were some strong female characters in this book that made me want to keep reading. The villain of this book was not who I expected it to be and I was very shocked at that.
The twists and turns were great and usually surprising to me. Once I really got into this book I couldn't put it down. I even carried it around in my purse to read in quiet moments when I was out and about. I look forward to reading more from Katja Brown, they made a new fan in me.