Friday, January 4, 2013

[Fast & Interesting] Review: iDrakula by Bekka Black

PUB DATE: October 1st 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 150
"The classic vampire story that started it all gets new life for a generation of connected teens"
18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease.
The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings.
"Bold, innovative, and warped. . .an insanely imaginative tour de force."
James Rollins, "New York Times "bestselling author
"Black expertly interweaves story and technology in this timely Dracula tale."
Rebecca Maizel, author of "infinite Days"
**Received through trade on the YA BOOK EXCHANGE**
Up until I saw the cover on YA BOOK EXCHANGE I had NEVER heard of this book. I was really interested to see how the emails, texts, webpages would fit into a book. Plus this book had praise from one of my favorite vamp authors, Rebecca Maizel!
I was actually pretty impressed with how well the story came together through the emails & texts. Plus at 150 pages it was a really quick read & if it had been a bit longer i think the book would have been amazing. Also besides text's, and emails, there were some really awesome poems hidden right in there =D
This book mostly follows Jonathan & his girlfriend Mina, through this whole crazy adventure. I liked that it starts right at the action & with a text. One of there friends, Renfield, had a meltdown and as a consequence Jonathan has to go to Romania in his place. Normal...NOT!
There were emails from Jonathan in Romania to Mina telling about how he was locked in, how he found skeletons, and how he was bitten. And i was like "reply girl, REPLY!" and then he get's emails back telling him "Delivery error" and I was just...O_O What is he going to do! That was one of my favorite "scenes" if u could call it.
So Jonathan is rescued by Mina & then everything starts to go downhill. Three close friends die and Mina learns something about Jonathan that made me hate him a bit. But through it all i liked that the "quest" to find out the truth was short & clear. I really liked Mina & Van helsing's relationship; it was sweet. One of the toughest things was at the end were Mina (who was in the process of vamping up) had to pick immortality with her friend & be under control or destroy it all and be free. (read the book to find out =P)
Overall, this book was pretty good. I liked that it was fast, interesting, and at points intense. The ending is a killer and pretty sweet. If it had been a bit more developed as characters go & longer; it would have been awesome! I definitively recommend you try it, it's a fast & interesting book, perfect for those in a reading slump or who love book's like TTYL.
This was a pretty good book. It had it's explosive moments, but overall it was more than okay. Definitively TRY IT!
A look at the book & My favorite Quote: (sorry 4 the quality)
It says (since it might be hard to read):
Jonathan-Just be careful. i luv u. Don't want to lose u
Mina-U didn't lose me. U threw me away
That's it! have u read it? interested? COMMENT!


  1. Great review! I loved this book when I read it like a year ago, it was really interesting the way that the story came together through the texts and emails.

    1. RIGHT?! I liked that about the book too :)

  2. This sounds like it might be amusing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it. :)

    1. Oh it definitely was amusing and pretty great! Thanks for stopping by the review Jay, MUCH <33!


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