Stoker's Manuscript

Stoker’s Manuscript
Royce Prouty
Adult Fiction
Rating 4

I was lucky enough to snag an ARC copy of this off of LibraryThing Early Reviewer’s program.  This wasn’t your now typical “sparkly” I’m-in-love-with-a vampire novel, it was a good ol’ traditional creepy “real” vampire story.  (Side note: the “romantic” vampires are really getting on my nerves.  They are soo over-protective, self-absorbed, and cocky in a bad way…ugh.)

The story follows an orphan, Joseph, originally from Romania who has become a rare manuscript and bookseller in America after he and his brother were rescued from their unfortunate circumstances. Now, he faces a sale of Stoker’s original manuscript of Dracula, to an unknown and unusual buyer back in his homeland, however this sale might be much more than Joseph bargained for…Possibly an introduction to the world of vampires, and not very patient or understanding vampires. (In other words, the way vampires should be…despite the fact I do read about the romantic kind too.)

Stoker’s Manuscript takes you to Romania which is a place I love reading about and has wonderful characters within it.  It’s creepy, but not scary (not even as scary as The Historian by Kostova was for me) which was appreciated and the plot had a nice pace.  I loved The Historian which is why I really wanted to read this one, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Overall, a very enjoyable vampire novel : )

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Kim says:

    I’m surprised I haven’t heard of this book before — it sounds so intriguing! I love a good old fashion vampire tale. The PNR with vampires are getting old. Creepy, old school vampires are more to my liking. Great review! I’m going to have read this one soon 🙂

  2. Laurie C says:

    I started The Historian (a library copy) and didn’t get into it, so maybe I’ll skip this one. I think the last vampire novel I’ve read is The Twelve. They’re pretty scary there, too.

  3. Charleen says:

    I’ve heard good things about this one before, it’s definitely on my radar.

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