By Emma Cornwall
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Source: PublisherIn the steampunk world of Victorian London, a beautiful vampire seeks out the author of Dracula–to set the record straight . . . If one is to believe Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale, Lucy Weston is Dracula’s most wanton creation, a sexual creature of the night who preys on innocent boys. But the real-life Lucy is nothing like her fictional counterpart—and she demands to know why the Victorian author deliberately lied. With Stoker’s reluctant help, she’s determined to track down the very fiend who transformed her—from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires, to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness, and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme.
Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy must battle her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she must make a choice that illuminates for her—and for us—what it means to be human.
Review: When this book showed up in my mailbox, I was so excited to be able to get into it. The cover is gorgeous and the story sounded like a steampunk that I would not be able to put down. So I picked up the book as soon as I had time and escaped into the world were Dracula's characters are real and alive (well, as alive as a vampire can be), walking the streets of England.
Lucy Weston is a newly turned vampire, but she has no idea who or what she is. Unlike when other vampires are formed, Lucy was left all on her own to figure out her life as a blood thirsty dead woman. Lucy tracks down Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in hopes of finding out who she really is and who turned her into this monster. Lucy soon finds herself immersed into an entirely new world full of danger and more secrets than she could possibly imagine.
For a steampunk novel full of vampires and werewolves, I was a little disappointed on the lack of action. There were moments of major fighting, breaking and entering, and running for you life, but it seemed like all Lucy did was talk for a majority of the book. And her so-called romance wasn't very romantic. For being known as a sensual vampire in Dracula, I wish there was more of that passion and emotion alive in her in this book too.
I really loved the whole world Lucy lived in, with the good and evil vampires, not knowing who to trust. Since the books starts off with Lucy having no idea of who she is, it's so easy to get as into finding out her identity as she is. Overall, this was a really nice steampunk novel, I just wish there was a little bit more action and romance. So if you're a fan of vampires and Victorian England, I would definitely recommend Incarnation!